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Friends seek petition help

The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library plays an important role as an advocate for our libraries. Ongoing budget cuts have made this role even more important in 2013. One important effort is the ongoing petition drive for a straw vote on an independent tax district for the library, as recommended by a recent JCCI study. Volunteers are needed to help with the petitions. Find out what you can do to lend a hand at

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2015 Library Board seeks level funding

The Board of Library Trustees and the library administration appreciate Mayor Alvin Brown including the Jacksonville Public Library in his proposed budget, which he presented to the City Council July 14. In his remarks, the mayor publicly recognized our libraries as “vital educational institutions in the community—serving people of all ages, from all walks of life and from all across the city.”

100 years of providing government information

In August the Jacksonville Public Library, the third oldest Federal Depository Library Program library in Florida, marked a centennial milestone in storing and sharing history. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and former State Sen. Tony Hill attended the centennial celebration and presented a proclamation from Mayor Alvin Brown recognizing the library for a century of public access to government documents. These important publications include everything from Continental Congress papers to the Warren Commission report to Watergate transcripts.

Music @ Main May Concerts, Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

It’s May and there’s music in the air. Enjoy a variety of concerts to suit every taste.

Tuesday, May 5 @  7 p.m.

Community Standards, with the Don Thompson Chorale

First Coast Connect & JPL Book Club: A Confederacy of Dunces

First Coast Connect & Jax Library Book Club: A Confederacy of Dunces
April 19 @ 9 a.m. - Discussion on First Coast Connect, 89.9 WJCT - FM

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