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Libraries Rock! Summer Learning 2018

Libraries Rock! logo, sign up for summer learning!, background picture is people strolling on the beach from a distance

Summer Reading Challenge: Read six hours this summer!

  • Get prizes just for signing up - come in to any library location and pick up your registration bag.
  • Track your reading progress to earn cool digital badges and prizes! Come in to the library once a week and pick up your weekly prize.
  • Meet your reading goals and win a free book! Read just six hours by Aug. 10 and earn a free book to keep.
  • Grand Prize! For every 2 hours logged online, you will automatically be entered to win an iPad!

Visit us at the library for a free family event!



Westbrook Branch Library
Jun 18 2018 -
2:00pm to 2:15pm

Drop Everything and Read!

Take a break from the summer heat and join library staffers as we read out loud for 15 minutes every day! We'll read our favorite books to you, and you might even decide to check out a copy of the title for yourself. dear1 summer1

Main Library
Jun 18 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Fancy Nancy Days

Explore the world of Fancy Nancy! Each week, we'll learn some of her unique vocabulary, create a craft, play a game, and enjoy a "Fancy" snack. This program is for children ages 5-12. Attendance is limited to 15 participants*.
*Program attendance may be limited to ensure program quality. Considerations include age of attendees and availability of space. summer1

Mandarin Branch Library
Jun 18 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Kindness Rocks

Get ready to get crafty and help the world grow through acts of kindness! Using read-a-louds and activities, participants will learn about the many ways in which acts of kindness benefit our families, friends, communities, and the world. This program is for kids ages 5-12. Summer1

Highlands Regional Library
Jun 18 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Kindness Rocks!

Get ready to get crafty and help the world grow through acts of kindness! Using read-a-louds and activities, participants will learn about the many ways in which acts of kindness benefit our families, friends, communities, and the world. This program is for kids ages 5-12. Attendance is limited to 15. summer1

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Jun 18 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Musical Makeup

You’ve probably had your face painted before, but have you ever painted a human face like a canvas? Join us to learn the fundamentals of face painting! We’ll provide the paints, mirrors, books, and everything else you’ll need to paint a face. This hour-long workshop can accommodate up to 25 artists. For teens ages 13-18. Summer1

University Park Branch Library
Jun 18 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Kindness Rocks

Get ready to get crafty and help the world grow through acts of kindness! Using read-a-louds and activities, participants will learn about the many ways in which acts of kindness benefit our families, friends, communities, and the world. This program is for kids ages 5-12. Summer1

University Park Branch Library
Jun 18 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Rock of the Ages

Jump in the library’s time machine and travel back to the 1950’s through the new millennium. We’ll explore the books, music, television shows and snacks that were popular during each decade. For teens ages 13-18. Summer1

Brown Eastside Branch Library
Jun 18 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Teen Art Summer Series - Rock the Canvas

Art is more than the paintings in the museum. Join us to create book bindings, wire sculptures, embroidered magnets, and more with unique tools while you are listening to music you may have never heard before. For teens ages 13-18. summer1

University Park Branch Library
Jun 18 2018 -
4:30pm to 4:45pm

Drop Everything and Read!

Take a break from the summer heat and join library staff as we read out loud for 15 minutes every day! We'll read our favorite books to you, and you might even decide to check out a copy of the title for yourself. Summer1.

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Jun 18 2018 -
4:45pm to 5:00pm

Drop Everything and Read

Take a break from the summer heat and join library staff as we read out loud for 15 minutes every day! We'll read our favorite books to you, and you might even decide to check out a copy of the title for yourself.
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Jacksonville Public Library