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We’re on the Folio Weekly Best of Jax ballot this year! Cast your vote for us in the following category: Best Use of Public Money

Fall Kids’ Books Worth Falling For

Fall books for kids, Jacksonville Public Library, Preschool Books, Elementary Books

Pumpkin patches, the leaves changing, the turning of the seasons—there’s so much to love and celebrate about fall. We’ve put together a list of our favorite fall children’s books so that you and your little ones can read together and learn about this special time of year.

Oh, Florida! - Chatting with Craig Pittman

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"Just when you think it's as weird as it can get, it gets a little weirder."

Author and journalist, Craig Pittman, has spent his career observing, researching, and documenting Florida. He joined us on our podcast to talk about his New York Times Best-Selling book, Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country.

Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Book List, Jacksonville Public Library, Hispanic Heritage Event

 Enjoy the following titles that portray varying aspects of this rich cultural heritage and let's continue this wonderful celebration by sparking conversations and connections that recognize the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Identity Theft Prevention

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Identity Theft Prevention should be one of the primary concerns of anyone, no matter what your age, nationality, or economic background. 

Be Prepared! Free Emergency Preparedness Guide

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With hurricane season lasting through the end of November, it’s always a good idea to be prepared!

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Talk Like a Pirate Day, Pirates, Jacksonville Public Library, Books and Buccaneers

Ahoy, maties! September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, so it's a perfect opportunity for landlubbers to learn a little bit about the history of pirates. Check out these books for tales of swashbuckling adventures.

6 Reasons You Should Have a Library Card

American Library Association Quote, Jacksonville Public Library

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! In the Digital Age, it may seem like the need for public libraries is dwindling. This, however, is far from accurate. There are more reasons than ever for why you should have a library card in the 21st century, and we've listed just a handful below:

New E-Resource: Kanopy Kids!

Kanopy Kids, Kids Entertainment, Unlimited Streaming, Jacksonville Public Library

Did you know that the popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy, available to Jacksonville Public Library card holders for free, also includes Kanopy Kids? Kanopy Kids is thoughtful entertainment for children preschool age and up. With your Jacksonville Public Library card, you have unlimited on-demand streaming access to Kanopy Kids!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Us!

Hispanic Heritage Month, Turn It Up Tuesdays, Jacksonville Public Library, Hispanic Heritage Event

Please join us Thursday, September 19th from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage with an afternoon of dance, crafts, and games courtesy of Jacksonville Sister Cities Association and Viva Panama Associates.

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