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Who is Kesha?

Names. They tell the story of our existence without ever uttering a word. You are given one before you can say or spell it. They give us pride. They are passed down to us. My husband is the third. You may be named for someone close to you, most often your parents. Our names are personal. We wear them around our necks, get tattoos of lovers or lost ones. We are named for our heroes - an aspiration for our children. Your last name shows generations of those who were able to survive and continue their lineage.

Your name is your introduction to the world.

The Young Adult Job Fair: Insider’s Guide

Stressed out about your job prospects? Feeling woefully under-prepared for the Young Adult Job Fair? Don’t freak out—we’ve got your back.

August Staff Picks

Each month we feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite books and authors or reads they need to share with others.

What to Expect: Jax Book Fest 2018

We're ready for the literary event of the year, are you? Saturday, March 3 the Main Library will host Jacksonville's largest book festival from 10:30 A.M. to 3 P.M.

We want you to be prepared for a full day of literary adventures, here are some tips for getting the most out of your day!

Small business resources - We've got them!

Some might not be aware of the resources the Jacksonville Public Library has available for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Main Library’s Business Reference Resources section, located on the second floor, contains business directories, marketing and advertising books, business reference books, business periodicals and more. OneSpark, a new online resource for Jacksonville entrepreneur, recently posted an article highlighting the JPL's business resources:

Letter: City residents should decide library funding

Take a look at this letter published in the Florida Times-Union this week, reminding all of us to let our elected officials know we support our libraries. It only takes a minute to let your City Council member and the mayor know how important libraries are to you. To locate your elected officials, simply visit the JaxGIS Neighborhood Search and enter your address.

Libraries helping libraries after Hurricane Sandy

Thanks to a donation by the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library, Orange Park resident Skot Wilson is helping a school library in his former hometown of Union Beach, NJ, rebuild after Hurricane Sandy with an essential supply item: books.  Check out more details on First Coast News.

Want to Raise Kids Who Love to Read?

Susan Mankowski, Early Childhood SpecialistAttend a library story time!

By:  Susan Mankowski, Early Childhood Specialist

Good news: Mayor wants investment in libraries

Mayor Alvin Brown presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the City of Jacksonville on July 14. The mayor spoke at length about what a dynamic time it is for our city and how we are all working to make Jacksonville “a city of opportunity.”

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