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Jacksonville vs Cleveland in Soar With Reading Contest

Library Rallies Community to Vote Jacksonville to Victory; Win $25,000 in Books

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 16, 2018 – Come on, DUUUVAL, when the competition starts closing in, the Jacksonville Public Library knows it can count on you to rally Jacksonville to victory! That’s why JPL is asking everyone in the community to vote multiple times for Jacksonville in the JetBlue Soar With Reading/Book With Us Contest and help us beat out Cleveland, which is running a strong second.

The annual contest awards one city $25,000 in children’s books and a reading room makeover. Jacksonville could be the big winner if we get enough votes. Jacksonville has been in the lead so far but Cleveland moved almost a full percentage point closer to Jacksonville Aug. 15 and 16. The contest ends Aug. 31, 2018. You can help our city bring home the victory. Vote as many times as you can at or on the library’s home page Soar with Reading box at

Team Jacksonville, get out your computers, laptops and cellphones, and vote, vote, vote! Do it for DUUUVAL!

About JetBlue Soar With Reading/Book With Us Contest

JetBlue Airlines’ youth and education initiative Soar with Reading started in 2011. It is designed to encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through reading and to get books in the hands of kids who need them the most. Book With Us is an annual contest where cities to which JetBlue flies compete to win $25,000 in children’s books and a reading room makeover. Find out more

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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