In the 11th year of the Teen Battle of the Bands competition, the Jacksonville Public Library is taking it to the next level. This year’s competition will feature the same live show in Hemming Park, but if you want to play in the big league, you have to please the fans first. Not only do the contestants have to battle it out on the live stage, they have to first be chosen through an online voting process by fans. Bands will submit a video of their band playing via YouTube, then the videos will go up on the I Love JPL blog for fans to vote for their favorite.
The Jacksonville Public Library has always promoted art, culture, and civic duty. This election season we combined all three facets into one project, our Voting Matters Exhibit. A visual experience that encourages you to make your voice heard, and get out to vote.
Lorena Inclán, a reporter with CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax, delivered an inspirational message at the Main Library on Feb. 1 to help launch this year’s JAX READS!/NEA Big Read initiative. The event announced The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, the novel that the entire community will be reading and discussing together through March 11.
Robot wars, GED graduates, 3-D printer services, just a few reasons why we've been named the 2017 Library of the Year by Florida Library Association! Among 800 libraries in Florida, including public, academic, special and school libraries, we are thrilled to be recognized among the best and we can't wait to share this news with our community. In fact, the award recognizes the particular work that libraries do in the community it serves. This award comes right on the heels of the American Library Association’s announcement that JPL Director Barbara Gubbin earned the 2017 Ernest A.