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Jacksonville Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Through advocacy, fundraising and building relationships with those who share a passion for the library’s work, the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation is the philanthropic organization founded to provide financial support that is crucial in helping to sustain the important work of the public library so it can become the thriving center of learning that is the hallmark of a great city.

The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the ability of the Jacksonville Public Library to serve as an educational and cultural resource for our community, and promote the use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading, and increased literacy for all Jacksonville residents. Managed by the Board of Directors, the Foundation is wholly independent of the Library and its Board of Trustees.

Your generosity allows us to preserve this resource thereby ensuring that Jacksonville has a world-class public library system. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Learn more at or phone 904-630-1995.

Buy It Now

Have you noticed the Buy It Now button on the library’s online catalog? It’s a great new way to support the library when purchasing books or any other items from It’s simple – almost like magic – and here’s how it works: If you’re searching the library’s online catalog for a book, CD or DVD  and you decide you’d like to own your own copy, just click the Buy It Now button beside the item. You will be redirected to where you can complete the purchase through your personal Amazon account. Each time you use the Buy It Now link to purchase books, music or any other items from Amazon, your purchase will benefit the library and help us add new material to our collection.

You can also help the library even when you’re not using the online catalog. Simply make your Amazon purchases by using the following special direct link, which you may want to bookmark. Click on the link, then sign in to your Amazon account as you normally would and make your purchase. Easy!

Library Tote Bags

Make a $3 donation to the library and receive a colorful tote made from recycled plastic bottles. The sturdy bag makes the perfect presentation for books, baked goods, grocery shopping and more. Do yourself a favor and get several totes for friends and one for yourself! Just visit your neighborhood library and ask about the totes at the circulation desk. We now accept credit cards at check out so get several!

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This blog invites you to take a look at the difference the Jacksonville Public Library makes in our community, while offering up some easy ways for you to advocate your library.

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