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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.

Card Me: National Library Card Sign-Up Month

It’s National Library Card Sign-Up Month and we’re celebrating with a little contest that explores some of the great services you enjoy for FREE with your Jax Library card!  You already know the library offers all your favorite book titles, but we really aren’t joking when we say that your library card allows you to “Start Here. Go Anywhere.” In the spirit of celebrating library card services we’re having a contest.

JPL Foundation

What makes a good library great? Without question, it is the support the library receives from private citizens who understand and value the essential role a library plays in the life of the community.

A Big, Big Thank You For All That You Do…

Wendy Warner, a longtime Friend of the Beaches Branch Library and the 2017 Jacksonville Public Library Volunteer of the Year, can often be found in costume at the Beaches Branch Library. Whether it’s the Cat in the Hat event, a Harry Potter program or Comic Con, Wendy is sure to show up dressed for the occasion.

Get Ready for Maker Con 2017

Get ready for Maker Con on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the Main Library! This exciting new festival has three components: presentations by local experts, a cosplay contest and a marketplace. If you’re a maker, we want you to join us in our marketplace!  The Maker Con is new this year, but we’re pretty excited about our programs!

Oh the places you'll go...in an hour?!

There are plenty of exciting reasons to visit the Main Library downtown, but we know that finding parking can sometimes be a problem - especially with kids. We’ve got your back.  While the library is always free, Monday through Friday you can also get one hour of free parking in the Duval St. Parking Garage when you visit Main.

Brentwood Closure

Final Update 11/3/2017: Brentwood is now open! Big thanks to community partners and the Friends of Brentwood who helped make the Fall Back Into Brentwood party a success!

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UPDATE 10/13/2017: Brentwood will be open as of 10/14/2017! Celebrate the grand reopening with a fall festival on Monday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.

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