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Although National Library Week comes around once a year, our customers and communities demonstrate their ongoing support of the Jacksonville ilovejpl blog post imagePublic Library on a daily basis. Thanks to you, every week at JPL is National Library Week. However, looming city budget cuts to the tune of $6 million threaten to drastically reduce our ability to provide essential library services.

Bookmarks, bookmarks, bookmarks.

On Tuesday, we honored the winners of the biennial Design a Bookmark Contest during a ceremony at the Main Library. This year's theme was "Our World, Our Words, Our Future" and the winning bookmarks will be reproduced and distributed to library locations. Visit our Flickr page to browse pictures from the ceremony.

Drawing winners announced!

Yesterday was National Library Workers Day. To celebrate, we held a friendly trivia contest and drawing to give our dedicated employees a chance to win a handful of outstanding prizes. The trivia question was:ilovejpl blog post image

How will library budget cuts impact you?

Skip here to read the Budget FAQ.

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. Here at the Jacksonville Public Library, we have a lot to celebrate. Jacksonville residents really love their library and we do, too.

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What makes a good library great? Private support.

We Love JPL

Below, you'll find just a sample of the positive feedback we've received from our customers and visitors. Young and old, from all corners of Jacksonville and from many nations around the world--our customers rely on us as a vital community resource. Click here to discover more about our value in your home and take a moment to tell us why we matter to you. Then, contact your City Council member to let him or her know just how much you value your library!

Our Value

Click here to download the Jacksonville Public Library's Value Sheet

We <3 JPL

Welcome to the companion blog for Jacksonville Public Library's celebration of National Library Week 2011! This blog is a way to showcase everything our libraries and librarians do to serve the communities of Jacksonville. Stay tuned for branch spotlights, customer testimonials, and fun facts that illustrate the value of our libraries.

While you're here, feel free to show us some love and let us know why the Jacksonville Public Library matters to you. We <3 JPL!

About Our Blog

Jacksonville Public Library is one of the area’s precious centenarians. Born in 1905 with a little delivery help from Andrew Carnegie, the library remains a cherished community resource.

With our blog stories, we hope to connect you with the staff and customers of our living-breathing-changing library. We’ll do our best to take you behind the scenes of the oldest information source in town and show you just how lively this centenarian really is!

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