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Jacksonville Public Library Celebrates Jumpstart's Read For the Record (Oct. 25, 2016)

Event Highlights the Importance of High Quality Education for All Children

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 25, 2016 – On October 27, 2016, the Jacksonville Public Library will join forces for the world’s largest shared reading experience, known as Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Since 2006, this 24-hour celebration has mobilized over 17 million people, and Jumpstart holds the world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

Throughout the day, all Jacksonville library locations will offer a reading or multiple readings of the book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Those who can’t make it to a library can participate via JPL Facebook live events that day. Customers can also share photos of themselves reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich on JPL social media using #ReadfortheRecord. Multiple copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 27
                  Multiple times. Multiple locations.
                  A schedule of all readings can be found at

                                Facebook Live Events

Thursday, Oct. 27
10 a.m., 11 a.m. and Noon

Through the sale of special editions of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, Jumpstart is able to bring its early literacy program to preschool children in under-resourced communities across the country. 

The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. If you need special accommodations, please call 630-2413 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event. 

About the Jacksonville Public Library

The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than
3.4 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 5.9 million times, and nearly 11,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit  


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Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Jacksonville Public Library