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Be Kind Challenge Ahead!

The stage has been set, the gauntlet thrown and we want to see you rise to the occasion! It's summertime and our theme is Build a Better World. We have a lot of programs at your local library for kids and adults to celebrate the summer, but we have a special challenge for you, a Kindness Challenge.

What to Expect at the Young Adult Job Fair

With over a 1,000 eager job seekers coming through the library for the 2016 Young Adult Job Fair, it was a historic event and we can't for this year's Young Adult Job Fair happening this week on Tuesday, June 6th.

May 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.

 

You like us, you really like us!

Robot wars, GED graduates, 3-D printer services, just a few reasons why we've been named the 2017 Library of the Year by Florida Library Association! Among 800 libraries in Florida, including public, academic, special and school libraries, we are thrilled to be recognized among the best and we can't wait to share this news with our community. In fact, the award recognizes the particular work that libraries do in the community it serves. This award comes right on the heels of the American Library Association’s announcement that JPL Director Barbara Gubbin earned the 2017 Ernest A.

The Young Adult Job Fair: Insider’s Guide

Stressed out about your job prospects? Feeling woefully under-prepared for the Young Adult Job Fair? Don’t freak out—we’ve got your back.

April 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.

Haiku for You

As we wave goodbye to the last day of April, we honor Poetry Month with a couple of excellent (library related) Haiku's!

Attention Muggles:

Can you tell me where to find

a fantastic beast?

Beth Fredrick

Start here. Go anywhere.

Chase your dreams at JPL

Love the library.

Deidre Hicks

Access: easy and free

Everything that can be

At your library.

Erin Tuzuner

Never Let Up

“Never let up,” Mira Nair told  Nadia Ramoutar a fellow filmmaker located in Saint Augustine. These words ring in Ramoutar’s ears as she gets closer and closer to finding representation for "It’s Huge," a documentary she recently completed. “It’s a long journey from film to screen,” Ramoutar said and after talking with Nair she "feels less daunting.”

Donor Spotlight: At Home in the Grand Reading Room

Naming Opportunities
The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation provides naming opportunities at the library and strives to match philanthropic donors with projects representative of their values. To find out more about naming opportunities at Jacksonville Public Library, please contact the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation.

Library’s 3D Printing Service is Sweet Deal

Cookies and 3-D printers may not have many things in common, but they do have one thing: baker Kealalani Baumann! Kealalani, or K as her friends call her, and her husband run Maddy D’s, a small sweets company, that specializes in unique, personalized cookies. Their cookies are often ordered for special occasions and holidays, which means the cookies need to reflect the festive theme of each event. That's where the 3-D printer comes in!

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