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Share an e-reading story to win a tablet or device

read an ebookDo you have a story to tell? If you would like to be entered to win a tablet or device, share your e-reading story on Thursday, Sept. 18, on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #eBookDay or comment directly on

Five reasons Stan Lee has a library card in his wallet

September 2014 is Library Card Sign-Up Month and legendary Marvel comic creator Stan Lee is serving as the Honorary Chair of the program for the American Library Association. His quote for the campaign: “The smartest card in my wallet? It’s a library card.” What's in your wallet?

Public hearing on branch library closure and budget Sept. 9

budgetIf the City budget is approved as it stands now, one library will be closed when the new Fiscal Year begins Oct. 1 and the hours will not be increased at the Main Library.

Music @ Main Concert Series Returns with Season Opener

By Olga Bayer, Community Relations Specialist, Community Relations and Marketing

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Author Stephanie Evanovich hits "The Sweet Spot" at book signing

Olga Bayer headshot blog 2By Olga Bayer, Community Relations Specialist, Community Relations and Marketing

Celebrating 100 years of providing access to government documents

Kathleen Krizek headshot blog 2By Kathleen Krizek, Librarian III, Special Collections

On Aug. 26, 2014, the Jacksonville Public Library will mark 100 years of safeguarding one of our nation’s strongest traditions—the public’s right to know.

August is American Artist Appreciation Month

By Marie Myers, Art Educator/Library Associate
Marie Myers

Jacksonville Public Library is many things to many people: a repository of information in a variety of printed and digital formats, a center of the community and a showplace for art—yes, art. Our library locations, if you didn’t already know, showcase a wealth of art created by a variety of artists.

2015 Library Board seeks level funding

The Board of Library Trustees and the library administration appreciate Mayor Alvin Brown including the Jacksonville Public Library in his proposed budget, which he presented to the City Council July 14. In his remarks, the mayor publicly recognized our libraries as “vital educational institutions in the community—serving people of all ages, from all walks of life and from all across the city.”

Feedback from survey to help library improve tech services

By Karen Walker, Manager of e-Services and Digital Access

Guitar music fills the Brentwood Branch Library this summer

By Betty Williams, Library Associate Senior Brentwood Branch Library
Betty Williams

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