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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Sweet Reads!

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July is National Ice Cream Month! Sometimes these "national holidays" can seem silly, but President Ronald Reagan actually designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. He recognized ice cream as a fun food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation's population, which makes it a little more legitimate– right? Here are some sweet reads to help you celebrate!

Stranger Things Book List

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Stranger Things Season 3 drops tomorrow on Netflix and although the show flows so much like a horror novel, the show is not based on a book.  That isn’t stopping us from recommending some great similarly-themed reads!  As fans get ready to travel back in time to Hawkins, Indiana for Stranger Things Season 3, which drops on Netflix tomorrow, here are twelve books to get back into the ‘80’s monster movie groove.

Graphic Novels in Libraries Month

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July 2019 marks the very first Graphic Novels in Libraries Month! To kick off this month, we teamed up with Shawn Norton. Shawn is the manager of the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library and a graphic novels enthusiast. He chats with us about his personal graphic novel recommendations, as well as the process behind creating graphic novels of your own in Episode 56 of Completely Booked.

On The Road: Audiobooks for Your Summer Road Trips

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Are you headed on a road trip this summer? Don’t forget the audiobooks! You can use your library card to create free accounts on Overdrive and Hoopla to unlock tons of popular audiobooks and ebooks.

Summer Learning in Full Swing at the Jacksonville Public Library!

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Summer technically starts tomorrow, June 21, but Summer Learning has been in full swing here at the Jacksonville Public Library for a few weeks!  A main highlight so far has been Mr. Joe singing a stellar Summer Learning song on Facebook Live. Watch the video above to jam out with him!  Visit Mr. Joe, a storytime favorite, at the Children's department at Willowbranch Library.

Stellar Summer Reads 2019!

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Here are some stellar summer reads to feed your curiosity about infinity and beyond!

JPL's 5 Ways to Head Off The Summer Slide

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Beat summer brain drain!

Parents, have you heard of the “summer slide”? Research shows that children, especially new or struggling readers, who do not engage in fun or educational activities during the summer months are more likely to suffer from the "summer slide" — the learning loss of up to two months of educational progress that takes place during the summer months and the long break from school.

Free summer lunch program begins at Jacksonville libraries

Spread the word!  The Free Summer Lunch Program has officially kicked off in Duval County at the Jacksonville Public Library!  To help ensure that kids don't go hungry while school is out of session, free and nutritious meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many library locations.   

A Universe of Stories Awaits at JPL!

Get your library card ready! Join the Jacksonville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. All June and July there will be fun events, great books to read, awesome prizes, and it's all free! 

Lo que su Biblioteca ofrece en español

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¿Sabía usted sobre todos los servicios y libros en español que existen a su disposición en muchas de las bibliotecas a través de la ciudad de Jacksonville?

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