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Susan Mankowski, Early Childhood SpecialistAttend a library story time!

By:  Susan Mankowski, Early Childhood Specialist

Good news: Mayor wants investment in libraries

Mayor Alvin Brown presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the City of Jacksonville on July 14. The mayor spoke at length about what a dynamic time it is for our city and how we are all working to make Jacksonville “a city of opportunity.”

Free Music @ Main Concerts in January

Main Library – Hicks Auditorium                                                                                                  303 Laura St. N.

5 Common Tech Myths Debunked


Myth: You shouldn't charge your gadget overnight.

JPL Uses PRIME TIME to Transform Families

Low literacy may be a global crisis, but it can be resolved locally. In fact, it can be resolved within the walls of your home.

Research indicates that when families spend time reading together it not only improves the child’s academic performance, it transforms the family.

Basically, a family that reads together succeeds together.

Galentine's Day!

February 14th is a day for romance, for chocolates and roses and Hallmark cards in the sacred tradition of St. Valentine…but the day before is for the time-honored tradition (you know, since 2010) of celebrating gals! First introduce by Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, in Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a day anyone can celebrate by recognizing the women in your life who are like majestic winged unicorns.

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