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Guest Column: Library offers summer reading program

Barbara A.B. Gubbin, director of the Jacksonville Public Library

(Published in the Florida Times-Union Tuesday, June 17, 2014)

Every Jacksonville resident should be concerned after reading the headline May 23:

“FCAT: 1 in 5 fail to make grade; 22% of third-graders in Duval schools below test reading standard.”

Poor reading skills affect everyone, regardless of whether you have children in school.

As the article pointed out, children who struggle with reading in third grade have an incredibly difficult time in later grades.

‘Tis the Season for Music @ Main

All concerts are at the Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec. 2 @ 7 p.m. "Winter Gifts" with the Heritage Singers of Jacksonville

Virtual Book Club & Discussion

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. – Discussion on First Coast Connect, 89.9 WJCT-FM

A Rose by Any Other Name

Stacey Goldring Stacey Goldring, Guest Blogger First Coast Connect Book Club

JPL University: A Great Education, No Tuition!

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”  – Anne Herbert

The economy may be unsteady, but the library is constant. When times are hard, but you still need to keep moving forward, that’s when libraries offer the most.

Yes, AND!

Say it with me: “I. Feel. Great. YES!” On Fridays in the Main Library’s Teen Department, this is how we start off Shenanigans, a program of games and activities based on improv. To gear ourselves up for an hour of silliness and “shenanigans,” we all rub our hands together and shout the phrase together three times.

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