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Amanda Toman

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Amanda Toman is a mama, digital marketer, wifey and avid reader. You will either find her in the marketing department for the Jacksonville Public Library, spending time with her family, reading her Kindle, at a Pure Barre class, at Disney World, or at home binge watching the latest book to TV show series. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library.

 

 

 

 

B Is For Baby! An Information Celebration For New And Expecting Parents

B is for Baby

If you’re expecting a child, or are a new caregiver, this information celebration is for you—and baby too! Being a parent is fun but hard work. The library makes it easier by bringing experts together to share valuable tips you need for children from birth to age 2. Enjoy storytimes, art demos, and much more to get your child off to a smart start at the library.

St. Patrick's Day Books for Lucky Kids

Books for Lucky Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! For kids, the magical tales of mythical leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow make this day extra special. Below are ten books that are perfect for sharing with kids to help them understand and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it’s a book about the history of the holiday, a classic folktale, or a mischevious adventure with a leprechaun, there’s something here for every child that encourages them to dream, play, and try their luck.

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Miss our Big Bag Book Sale!

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If you are like us here at the Jacksonville Public Library, a good book sale makes your book-loving heart very happy! Here are 3 reasons why you should join us for The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library's 3 day Big Bag Book Sale.

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!

Five Reasons to Gift Kids A Library Card This Holiday Season

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As the holiday season approaches, many kids will write letters to Santa asking for their most sought after gifts. One highly underrated gift that you probably won’t see on their list is a library card. Here are five reasons to gift a library card this year:

Movies on Kanopy Worth Gobbling Up This Thanksgiving

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Once you’ve sufficiently stuffed your face with turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, it’s time to unwind with a good film. When the tryptophan starts to kick in, the library has you covered. Here are 10 popular movies streaming on Kanopy right now that are definitely worth gobbling up! All movies are on Kanopy are free with your library card.

Tips from a Teacher on Making the Most Out of Your Holidays

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The holiday season is here, so we invited preschool teacher Rebecca McNeil back to Completely Booked to help you get your family ready. We go over tips for handling holiday traditions and gift-giving with your children, fun activities you can do with your family over the break, and, of course, her top holiday book recommendations for the little ones.

Pure Barre Pop-Up Coming to Main Library

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Whether you’re a daily Pure Barre regular or want to try Pure Barre for the first time, join us on December 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library's Betsy Lovett Courtyard for a FREE Pure Barre class!

15 Books That Teach Kids to Be Thankful

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Many celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and football— but teaching children that the meaning of Thanksgiving is more than just a home-cooked meal and time off from school is essential. Here are 15 recommended books for kids that celebrate sharing, practicing gratitude, reflecting on history, community, and family.

New E-Resource: Kanopy Kids!

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Did you know that the popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy, available to Jacksonville Public Library card holders for free, also includes Kanopy Kids? Kanopy Kids is thoughtful entertainment for children preschool age and up. With your Jacksonville Public Library card, you have unlimited on-demand streaming access to Kanopy Kids!

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