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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

February Staff Picks!

This month we have started featuring 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 will combine them into one spot for you right here; that way you won't miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite reads, or reads they know they need to share with others.

What to Expect at the Young Adult Job Fair

With over a 1,000 eager job seekers coming through the library for the 2016 Young Adult Job Fair, it was a historic event and we can't for this year's Young Adult Job Fair happening this week on Tuesday, June 6th.

October 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. Find the selection from this month below, and if you want to see what our librarians have recommended in the past check out our blog!

 

Significant Budget Cuts Impact All Locations Effective Oct. 1

The Jacksonville Public Library is facing significant budget cuts that will impact all library locations effective Oct. 1, 2011. The total cut to date comes to almost $3.5 million. It is important to understand how this figure came about, and what it means to you and our libraries.

Budget timeline:

City Budget Gap Grows

The City's Police and Fire Pension Fund costs next Fiscal Year will be 57% higher than expected, according to an article in The Florida Times-Union.  As a city department, this news will have an impact on the library's budget for the new year. 

With a $45 million drop in revenue compared to last year, Brown was already working to fill a $58 million hole. In a preliminary version of the $1 billion budget submitted May 1, the administration estimated pension costs jumping by $23.2 million, far less than the actual increase.

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