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Top 19 Highlights of '19

Top 19 Highlights of '19

As 2019 comes to a close, here are the top 19 highlights of the year. Thank you for all the memories!

Board of Library Trustees Announces Officers, Four New Members

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 22, 2019 – The Jacksonville Public Library Board of Library Trustees has announced its new officers and new members. Serving as board officers are Carlo Fassi as chair, Virginia Haworth as vice chair, and Mario Payne as secretary. Steve Eagerton, Virginia Haworth, Fernando Meza and Matt Swanson were appointed as new board members September 2019. 


Carlo Fassi, Chair

Unlimited Online Courses at Your Fingertips for Free Now Available for Jacksonville Public Library Card Holders (

Library Seeks Local Authors For Jax Book fest 2020

Submit Applications by Nov. 30, 2019 Deadline

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 02, 2019 – Jax Book Fest, an annual community event that brings together local authors and book lovers, will return to the Main Library Feb. 29, 2020, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with New York Times best-selling authors Brad Meltzer and Karma Wilson as keynote speakers. The event, which will celebrate its fourth year in 2020, will feature more than 80 local authors of every genre.

30,000 New Reasons to Get a Library Card

Kanopy Free Movie and Documentary Screening Now Available

Beat summer brain drain!

Parents, have you heard of the “summer slide”?  Research shows that children, especially  new or struggling readers, who do not engage in fun or educational activities during the summer months are more likely to suffer from the "summer slide" — the learning loss of up to two months of educational progress that takes place during the summer months and the long break from school.  

Library and League to Host 2019 City Council Candidate Forums

Public Invited to Submit Questions Online by April 8; Attend Forums to Get Answers April 18

Library Adds More Hours to Better Serve Customers

Effective March 2, 2019, New Schedule Will Help Standardize Hours

City Hall Time Capsule on Display at Main Library

Selected Artifacts and Jacksonville City Hall Timeline Exhibit to Commemorate Implosion

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 15, 2019 — With just days before the scheduled Jan. 20 implosion of the old City Hall Annex on Bay Street, Jacksonville Public Library is displaying artifacts from the 1960 City Hall time capsule, which was discovered in the cornerstone of the annex during pre-demolition work.

Main Library to Unveil 2019 Jacksonville Black History Calendar

Library Staff and Guests to Celebrate 30 Years of Calendar’s Publication

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 11, 2019 — Jacksonville Public Library is pleased to host the 30th Annual Unveiling of the Jacksonville Black History Calendar. For decades the Black History Calendar has served as a timely keepsake and as a reminder to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans year-round. 

WHEN:    Thursday, Jan. 17

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