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After the Storm...One City One Jax

This past week was truly one for the record books here in Jacksonville. For several days we were faced with the threat of the most disastrous storm to hit our city in years. Trees were uprooted, homes were flooded, and businesses were destroyed.

Become a 3D Printer Master

We have an exciting update for 2017: Starting this month we will be offering on demand 3D printer services! You may be excited at the thought of being able to print your very own designs without purchasing your own 3D printer. Or, you may be thinking this is cool, but why am I interested!? What can I make? You can make a ton of things. A simple Google search will pull up hundreds of designs.

Haiku for You

As we wave goodbye to the last day of April, we honor Poetry Month with a couple of excellent (library related) Haiku's!

Attention Muggles:

Can you tell me where to find

a fantastic beast?

Beth Fredrick

Start here. Go anywhere.

Chase your dreams at JPL

Love the library.

Deidre Hicks

Access: easy and free

Everything that can be

At your library.

Erin Tuzuner

A Big, Big Thank You For All That You Do…

Wendy Warner, a longtime Friend of the Beaches Branch Library and the 2017 Jacksonville Public Library Volunteer of the Year, can often be found in costume at the Beaches Branch Library. Whether it’s the Cat in the Hat event, a Harry Potter program or Comic Con, Wendy is sure to show up dressed for the occasion.

New Year, New App

Our new Jacksonville Public Library App has arrived and we’re pretty excited to share it with you. The app takes ease of access to our materials and pushes it to the max. Find it in the Apple Store and the Google Play Store and start getting all the materials you love all in one place.

Naomi Shihab Nye on the Importance of Libraries

On Wednesday, May 11 2011, poet, writer and educator Naomi Shihab Nye performed readings at the Main Library as part of the Language of Conservation initiative. Nye has spent 35 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspire learners of all ages. And indeed, attendees at both the morning and evening readings were inspired by Nye's insight, openness, wit and writerly gifts.

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:

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