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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.

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Us!

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Please join us Thursday, September 19th from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage with an afternoon of dance, crafts, and games courtesy of Jacksonville Sister Cities Association and Viva Panama Associates.

Read a Book Day 2019!

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Today is National Read a Book Day! Every year on September 6, you are encouraged to pick up a book and immerse yourself in it for a day (or as many hours of reading you can spare).

Free Popcorn at Sun-Ray with Your Library Card

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September is>National Library Card Sign-Up Month! To celebrate, Sun-Ray Cinema and the Jacksonville Public Library are teaming up to give moviegoers a free small popcorn with any movie ticket purchase when you show your Jacksonville Public Library Card.

Book Lovers Day 2019

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Fellow bibliophiles, August 9 is your day! Happy National Book Lovers Day!

Get Your Kids (and You!) Ready for Back to School

Back to School

To help parents and kids get back in the groove of a school routine, we sit down with Rebecca McNeil, an early educator at Riverside Presbyterian Day School, on our latest episode of Completely Booked to help inspire you to start the year off right. We cover the things to do, read and say to make this transition a confidence-building experience for both you and your child.

On The Road: Audiobooks for Your Summer Road Trips

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Are you headed on a road trip this summer? Don’t forget the audiobooks! You can use your library card to create free accounts on Overdrive and Hoopla to unlock tons of popular audiobooks and ebooks.

Summer Learning in Full Swing at the Jacksonville Public Library!

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Summer technically starts tomorrow, June 21, but Summer Learning has been in full swing here at the Jacksonville Public Library for a few weeks!  A main highlight so far has been Mr. Joe singing a stellar Summer Learning song on Facebook Live. Watch the video above to jam out with him!  Visit Mr. Joe, a storytime favorite, at the Children's department at Willowbranch Library.

JPL's 5 Ways to Head Off The Summer Slide

Summer Slide Infographic at the Jacksonville Public Library

 

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.

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