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Listen to the First Coast Connect interview on Great Decisions, 2016

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs; organized by the Foreign Policy Association and locally held at the Jacksonville Public Library’s Southeast Regional library near JTB and Gate Parkway (10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.).

Enjoying the Outdoors This Fall

Summertime is finally coming to a close and that means it will soon be enjoyable to go outside again. What better way to enjoy the fall weather and get connected with nature than gardening.

Give and Get Thanks

At JPL we’ve got a ton of valuable resources that we encourage you to take advantage of, but our best resources by far are our fabulous librarians. This Thanksgiving week we checked in with some of our team to see what elements of JPL they are most thankful about. Now, it’s time to turn the tables. Read on to discover a little bit about what makes some of our staff members unique, and why we are so thankful to have them on our team.

LEAP in the Direction of Your Dreams

After Misty Jones served eight months in prison, she needed a boost to get back into the workforce. She found what she needed with the team from Operation New Hope and its Ready4Work program, which is designed to assist ex-offenders re-enter the workforce. During her time with New Hope, Jones discovered programs in the city that she never knew existed, including our digital literacy program through Project LEAP.

Support Your Library Today

Want to be generous? Support your library through the Technology Resources campaign, Educational Success for Children campaign, or with a Golden Book Society membership.

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.

So that's what a book club is supposed to be like!

Stacey Goldring, host of the monthly First Coast Connect Book Club on 89.9 WJCT and creator of the Chapter Endnotes Bookclub generously invited me to attend one of her meetings a few months ago. What I experienced totally changed my perspective about what book clubs are and what they're supposed to be! 

How will library budget cuts impact you?

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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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