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August is American Artist Appreciation Month

By Marie Myers, Art Educator/Library Associate
Marie Myers

Jacksonville Public Library is many things to many people: a repository of information in a variety of printed and digital formats, a center of the community and a showplace for art—yes, art. Our library locations, if you didn’t already know, showcase a wealth of art created by a variety of artists.

The art of making books one page at a time

Children and teens can learn how to make books in a series of

Virtual Book Club & Discussion

Tuesday, June 16, 9 a.m. – Discussion on First Coast Connect, 89.9 WJCT-FM

Here’s how the book club works:

Volunteer is "Friendly Ambassador for the Library"

 Volunteer, Janet McInall teaching students during free weekly math tutoring sessions at South Mandarin Branch Library.


Discover Features of the New Website Design

You asked for a more mobile and user friendly website and we answered. The Jacksonville Public Library has launched an improved website to better serve your needs. Besides the new mobile responsive design, the new site now looks like an actual website (imagine that)! Before, the website was definitely informational, but hard to use. We've kept the same great information and resources, but presented in a format that is easier to navigate and more pleasant to look at!

Some of the new features to better serve you are:


The day is almost here! November 29, 2016 is a day set aside to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice. YOU can make a difference!

Unexpected Gifts

We’re always telling you just how much we appreciate you. We value your support, as customers, as readers, as general supporters for the library. Recently we got a little love back when Rita Offindani sent us some mementos all the way from Tenerife which is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands! The box was filled with art. Each piece was so dynamic but don't just take our word for it, see for yourself!

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