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Mandarin Branch Library to Celebrate 30 Years of Service (June 17, 2016)


City Council Member Tommy Hazouri Will Present Resolution


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 17, 2016 – The Jacksonville Public Library will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Mandarin Branch Library with an Open House and community celebration on June 18. City Council Member Tommy Hazouri will present a City Council resolution commemorating the anniversary and the library’s service to the community. The event is open to the public.

WHEN:         Saturday, June 18

       Open House: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.             

WHERE:       Mandarin Branch Library

        3330 Kori Road – 32257

The Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society, Mandarin Historical Society and Mandarin Senior Center will participate in the Open House. Guests  also can enjoy learning about Jacksonville Public Library’s Center for Adult Learning and the library’s e-services. Children will receive a free coloring bookl while supplies last, and refreshments will be served.

About Mandarin Branch Library

The Mandarin Branch Library opened on June 17, 1986, with 9,000 volumes. Today the collection includes more than 119,890 books, audiobooks, videos and DVDs, music and more. Twenty-five public computers provide internet access, word processing and online reference resources. Wireless internet access is available for laptops, notebooks and other mobile devices. Last year, more than 177,600 people visited the Mandarin Branch Library, checking out materials more than 405,500 times, and nearly 8,000 people attended 415 library programs.

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  

Friday, June 17, 2016

Jacksonville Public Library