The Bradham and Brooks Branch Library is closing for facility improvements starting Monday, December 30 (planned reopening is early February, 2020). Please visit the Locations & Hours for updates as they occur.
All Jacksonville Public Library locations will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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!
What role does the library play in your quality of life and personal enrichment? How much money do you save by visiting the Jacksonville Public Library? Every day, customers and library visitors let us know how much JPL means to them and their families. Here's one testimonial from a library customer who used our Value Calculator to tabulate how much they would spend if they paid for our free programs and services: