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The Third Annual Jacksonville Wi$e Money Week

It’s time once again to come and listen to the experts.    Image

Wi$e Money Week is a partnership of more than 50 public and private organizations who pull together one week each year to offer financial education--free of charge and open to the public--with no sales pitches. This year’s workshops and events will be held May 11 – 17.

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Music @ Main Concerts at the Jacksonville Public Library

From the staff at Jacksonville Public Library:Print

Music @ Main has a long history at Jacksonville Public Library.

10 facts about the Great Fire of 1901

From the staff of Special Collections, The Main Library

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Jokes promote reading? Wait, are you joking?

 By Anita Haller, Children’s Services senior librarian at Southeast Regional Library

Why did the singer climb the ladder?  Because she wanted to reach the high notes.

Tech survey underway

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What computer services are important to you?

What technology tools or training would you like your library to offer?

Please take a few minutes and help direct future library technology services.

Want to Raise Kids Who Love to Read?

Susan Mankowski, Early Childhood SpecialistAttend a library story time!

By:  Susan Mankowski, Early Childhood Specialist

New report on the value of libraries--do you agree with it?

According to a new Pew Research Center study, Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Most Americans say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.

Why we are here...

book heartIn a time when people wonder why we still have libraries, this column by author Wiley Cash expresses it beautifully.  We'd love to know why you visit your library.

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