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Storytime Underground: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

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Lean into this social distancing world with Storytime Underground! It starts with a great young adult book and ends with a bunch of different ways to make the story come to life right in your own home. Made for young adults or young adults at heart!

What's an E-Library Card

What's An E-library card

You have a ton of time on your hands and are looking for ways to beat the confusion, depression and anxiety that this new world of social distancing can cause. There couldn't be a better time to dig into e-books, digital audiobooks, streaming movies and TV, online courses and all the free stuff from Jacksonville Public Library's digital library. 

You hear that you can get an e-card (or you're hearing it now). "What's that?! Do I need one?! I WANT ONE!!!"

Storytime DIY: Test Kitchen for Young Chefs

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Are you ready to get your hands [safely!] dirty? Honorary children's librarians (that's YOU!): get ready for Storytime: DIY. This do-it-yourself afternoon is a great way to make a book come to life with hands-on crafts, cooking, science and more. Made for kids age 5-12, but good for kids of all ages and kids at heart.

Supercharged Stories: The Boo Boos that Changed the World

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KABOOOOOOOM! You're now an honorary children's librarian! Time for you to employ Supercharged Stories: fully-packed programs for kids age 5 - 12 that jump off from a great book into all kinds of fun and engrossing activities and challenges. 

Storytime at Home: Sing-Along Stories

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You've been dubbed an honorary children's librarian! Here's everything you need to host your own storytime at home for ages birth to five. Feel free to send us any cute pics or videos at jplpromotions@coj.net.

10 E-Books To Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Books

Now that it is officially Spring, it’s time to start cleaning out your closet, tucking away your winter clothes, and organizing your home. With little to do and a recommendation of staying in, now is the perfect opportunity to use this extra time to make your home shine! To help you kickstart your spring cleaning, we’ve complied a list of 10 e-books that will inspire you to declutter, clean, and revamp your home. 

Storytime at Home: Opposites

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You've been dubbed an honorary children's librarian! Here's everything you need to host your own storytime at home for ages birth to five. Feel free to send us any cute pics or videos at jplpromotions@coj.net.

So You Think You Can Tech – Browsers

Tech Tuesday

Hello and welcome back. Today I’m here to talk about something you might have heard referenced before: Browsers.

Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card By Using Our Digital Library!

Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card

As coronavirus continues to spread, more and more people are self-isolating, social distancing, and working from home. If you’re hoping to stay busy during this time, Jacksonville Public Library has a variety of digital content, all accessible from the comfort of your home through your computer, television or smart device. If you have a library card, you can access this content for free. If you do not have a library card, sign up for a e-card to access our digital library. 

St. Patrick's Day Books for Lucky Kids

Books for Lucky Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! For kids, the magical tales of mythical leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow make this day extra special. Below are ten books that are perfect for sharing with kids to help them understand and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it’s a book about the history of the holiday, a classic folktale, or a mischevious adventure with a leprechaun, there’s something here for every child that encourages them to dream, play, and try their luck.

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