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So You Think You Can Tech: The Address Bar

Tech Tuesday with Jacksonville Public Library

Welcome back to another installment of So You Think You Can Tech. Before we get started, there's an important annoucement to make - E-Services will be offering virtual classes starting July 6th, including Job Searching Online, Creating Resumes with Templates, Creating a Budget, Email and the Cloud, and Web Design for Small Businesses and Side Hustles! Check back soon for more info. Now, back to So You Think You Can Tech. Last time we talked about internet browsers. Today I would like to expand on them a bit more by introducing you to the Address Bar. 

Books for Father's Day

Books For Father's Day

Books for the Dad in your life! Some titles for father figures to enjoy on this Sunday’s holiday of great importance, Father’s Day! 

Juneteenth Reading Lists for Adults and Kids


This collection of books for adults and children touch on the history of Juneteenth, the lasting effects of Juneteenth and celebrate fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to influence and shape our culture over 150 years later.

Jacksonville Public Library's Battle of the Books 2020

Battle of the Books

Calling all Duval County teens to Jacksonville Public Library's first ever Battle of the Books! Battle of the Books is an exciting book-based competition that you’ll play from home using Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform.

Show Your Pride: Celebrate Pride Month With Books And Virtual Events

Pride Month 2020

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Pride Month, but many celebrations are going to look different this year. The Jacksonville Public Library is celebrating their Pride Month programs with two virtual events, Rainbow Storytime: This Day in June and Read the Rainbow: Teen Book Club.  You can also find book lists that contain notable LGBTQ+ reads for all ages. Show your pride and celebrate Pride Month with Jacksonville Public Library!

How to Get Your Holds Curbside at Jacksonville Public Library

Curbside pickup of holds at Jacksonville Public Library

Get your Library materials in a socially distant fashion, with grab-and-go curbside pickup service. 

Three Simple Things Your Kids Can Do This Summer to Sail Through Next Year

Summer Learning Imagine Your Story

Stop Dreading Back-to-School All Summer Long

Jacksonville Public Library has the free, easy solution to help you and your kids sail through next school year.

Storytime Underground: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Storytime Underground: Aru Shah and the End of Time


Lean into this social distancing world with Storytime Underground! It starts with a great young adult book and ends with a bunch of different ways to make the story come to life right in your own room. Made for young adults or young adults at heart!

Storytime DIY: Paper Airplanes

Making Paper Airplanes

Are you ready to get your hands [safely] dirty?

Honorary children's librarians (that's YOU!): get ready for Storytime DIY. This do-it-yourself afternoon is a great way to make a book come to life with hands-on crafts, cooking, science and more.

Supercharged Stories: Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Supercharged Stories: Sofia Valdez Future Prez

KABOOOOOOOM! You're now an honorary children's librarian! Time for you to employ Supercharged Stories: fully-packed programs for kids age 5 - 12 that jump off from a great book into all kinds of fun and engrossing activities and challenges. 

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Have a blast!  

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