55 years ago, Hurricane Dora battered the coast of Northeast Florida and dismantled the myth that Jacksonville was immune to the wrath of hurricanes. A lot has changed since 1964, and here are some things to consider as we prepare for Hurricane Dorian:
Kanopy—think of it as Netflix on steroids. And now it’s absolutely free with your library card! The popular on-demand streaming service gives you access to 30,000 classic and modern movies and documentaries, as well as other digital offerings. Stream movies and more anytime, anywhere—on your TV, mobile phone, computer or online. Download the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, Apple TV or Chromecast.
September is National Literacy Month, a great time to celebrate the joy—and importance—of reading! Encourage reading by visiting the library as a family, inspire your children to read by example, bring toddlers to library storytimes, make time to read aloud, and donate to the ReadingPals Book Drive.
The Jacksonville Public Library is initiating a project to expand our Yearbook Collection that is currently housed in Special Collections at the Main Library. Our goal is to gather as many of these time capsules as possible to curate an extensive collection that will be available to everyone in the Jacksonville community. But to do this, we need your help!
Sept. 22 – 28 is Banned Books Week when libraries across the country celebrate the freedom to read. This year’s theme “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark” urges everyone to “Keep the Light On.” The Office of Intellectual Freedom composes a list of the most challenged books each year. Check out the 2018 list, which includes some popular children's books.
Animal lovers of Jacksonville— Celestial Farms is the spot for you. It's a farm that wears many hats, operating as an animal rescue, petting zoo, educational organizaiton, animal adoption agency, rehabilitation center, event venue, a fun place to bring the family, and so much more.