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Downtown Vision

Downtown Jax - Jake Gordon

Completely booked podcast host, jenna posing with Downtown Vision, Inc. CEO Jake Gordon in the Jacksonville Public Library podcast studio. They are holding pieces of paper with blue writings of Jake's kids favorite booksJake Gordon is the CEO of Downtown Vision, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to create and support a vibrant Downtown and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest. 

Jake tells us all about what Downtown Vision is currently working on, and what the goals are for the future. He gives us some updates on big projects like the future of the Jacksonville Landing and the Laura Street Trio renovation. We also get some stellar book recommendations from his kids!

Oh the places you'll go...in an hour?!

There are plenty of exciting reasons to visit the Main Library downtown, but we know that finding parking can sometimes be a problem - especially with kids. We’ve got your back.  While the library is always free, Monday through Friday you can also get one hour of free parking in the Duval St. Parking Garage when you visit Main.

Books and Boos

“Trick or Treat!” While not usually a phrase often heard at a public library, we make an exception for the participants of the yearly Trick or Treat on the Street event hosted by Downtown Vision! This year Trick or Treat participants were able to do a building wide scavenger hunt where kids had to find answers to commonly asked library questions. After completing the scavenger hunt they were able to choose a small prize, a book, or a piece of candy. Our staff definitely dressed to impress.

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