Library and Community Leaders Seek Public Input
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 1, 2018 – The Jacksonville Public Library is hosting two public meetings in the Oceanway neighborhood to receive feedback on the future Oceanway Branch Library. City officials, community leaders, library leadership, and library trustees will be in attendance to listen to suggestions and answer questions about this new library location.
Wednesday, May 2 – 7 p.m.
New Berlin Elementary School, Media Center
3613 New Berlin Road
Monday, May 7 – 6:30 p.m.
Oceanway Senior Center, Dining Room
12215 Sago Ave. W.
Since the construction of new libraries during the period of the Better Jacksonville Plan, the Oceanway area has experienced tremendous population growth. While a locker system provided some service to the area, the city recognizes the value of giving the community a full library location, therefore initial work is underway to define the requirements and expectations for the new branch. The library, library board, City Council and community leaders agree that the best decisions can be made if the community participates in the process. These first meetings will help narrow the potential locations for the new branch, and help guide future decisions as the branch develops.
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 5.1 million times, and over 14,000 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 jaxpubliclibrary.org.