The Jacksonville Public Library will be improving catalog technology from Tuesday, October 22 to Friday, October 25. During this time you will not be able to place holds or make changes to your account.
We're taking a short break this week, so to hold you over until next week's update, here's an adorable note found on the desk of the children's department of another library. Makes your heart happy, doesn't it? Have a great week, everybody! :-)
Have you heard? Jacksonville is an emerging top tourist destination. Yes, really! According to TripAdvisor, millions of their users have named Jacksonville as “one of the top 10 destinations on the rise in the U.S. for 2016.”
Wendy Warner, a longtime Friend of the Beaches Branch Library and the 2017 Jacksonville Public Library Volunteer of the Year, can often be found in costume at the Beaches Branch Library. Whether it’s the Cat in the Hat event, a Harry Potter program or Comic Con, Wendy is sure to show up dressed for the occasion.
If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Each month we compile weekly suggestions from our staff right here for you. Find out what our librarians are reading, who their favorite authors are (and why) and more! Follow along with #JPLPicks on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog!
Some might not be aware of the resources the Jacksonville Public Library has available for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Main Library’s Business Reference Resources section, located on the second floor, contains business directories, marketing and advertising books, business reference books, business periodicals and more. OneSpark, a new online resource for Jacksonville entrepreneur, recently posted an article highlighting the JPL's business resources:
Take a look at this letter published in the Florida Times-Union this week, reminding all of us to let our elected officials know we support our libraries. It only takes a minute to let your City Council member and the mayor know how important libraries are to you. To locate your elected officials, simply visit the JaxGIS Neighborhood Search and enter your address.
The Jacksonville Public Library has been named "Best of Jax" by Folio Weekly readers in the publication’s annual survey. JPL was selected the winner in the "Best Use of Public Money" category. We appreciate the community's support and confidence in using taxpayer money wisely. Congratulations to the JPL staff!
Here's what appeared in Folio Weekly: Best Use of Public Money: Jacksonville Public Library