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City Council members present resolution at Main Library

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Yesterday, the library marked National Library Workers Day and National Library Week with the presentation of a City Council resolution recognizing the library's contributions to the community. Council members Doyle Carter, John Crescimbeni and Jim Love presented a framed resolution to Jim Selzer, chairman of the board of library trustees.

How to help: Writing your elected officials

This is National Library Week, the perfect opportunity to write your elected officials to let them know how important libraries are to you and your community.

Your message will make a difference! Please take just a few minutes to send a quick message to them from your state library association's take action page: http://capwiz.com/ala/fl

National Library Week Video Contest

During their recent stop in Jacksonville, the cast of the touring musical "Jersey Boys" stopped by the library to show us some love. Share your library love by creating your own short video in support of the Jacksonville Public Library. All entries will be featured on our official YouTube channel and the top three winners will have their videos featured on our website.

National Library Week is Here!

It’s National Library Week! This week, we celebrate the contributions of our library and librarians—and the importance of libraries nationwide. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and local libraries throughout the nation each April.

Did You Know?

Creating a first-class library system

What will it take to bring Jacksonville's libraries to the next level? The Florida Times-Union published an editorial exploring this issue following a recent meeting of the JCCI study group examining library funding. Read it here:

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2012-03-25/story/great-library-or-just-mediocre-one#ixzz1qE23BHv4

Check It Out: Independent Library Funding

Should the Jacksonville Public Library system become funded independently from the City of Jacksonville?  That question is being discussed as a part of a new Community Works/JCCI study, Check It Out: Independent Library Funding.  The study is receiving funding support from Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Inc., the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation, and JCCI donors. Click here to visit the study blog.

Become a JPL Advocate!

If you treasure the Jacksonville Public Library and believe that we're an integral partner in our city's future, we want you to consider contacting your local and state representatives to stress the importance of adequate library funding.

Ways to Advocate the Jacksonville Public Library:

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