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April is National Poetry Month!

Image representing April as National Poetry Month and all the programs happening at Jacksonville Public Library

It’s hard to imagine a world without the soul-stirring poems of Maya Angelou, the comic verse of Ogden Nash, or the influential works of Walt Whitman, the father of free verse. Now during National Poetry Month, you can kick up your own poetry appreciation—and enjoyment—with poetry programs and more. 

The truck stops here! Digital Bookmobile National Tour

Image of the exterior of the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Get ready for an all-day tech fest as the Digital Bookmobile, a traveling exhibit decked out with the latest in library e-books and e-services, opens its doors to all ages.

Deck the Chairs

There's magic in the chair!

Hoppin' Halloween

Costumes are ready and the candy bowl is full, Halloween is almost here! If you're up for a spooky time we have activities and events at lots of library branches in Jacksonville. Find a program below that will impress children and teen Halloween superstars!

Card Me: National Library Card Sign-Up Month

It’s National Library Card Sign-Up Month and we’re celebrating with a little contest that explores some of the great services you enjoy for FREE with your Jax Library card!  You already know the library offers all your favorite book titles, but we really aren’t joking when we say that your library card allows you to “Start Here. Go Anywhere.” In the spirit of celebrating library card services we’re having a contest.

Get Ready for Maker Con 2017

Get ready for Maker Con on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the Main Library! This exciting new festival has three components: presentations by local experts, a cosplay contest and a marketplace. If you’re a maker, we want you to join us in our marketplace!  The Maker Con is new this year, but we’re pretty excited about our programs!

#JaxBookFace

Last year we started a #JaxBookFace contest, and it's been a lot of fun to see some of your creative entries! We're pretty much in love with your book faces so keep them coming. You could be our next winner!

June Staff Picks

Each month we feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff, and this month our patrons too! At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are favored books and authors, or reads that just need to be shared with others. Pick up your next summer read and share it with us!

Flex Those Summer Reading Muscles

We love summer because our buildings are bursting with excited book lovers fresh out of school, who come to hang out, read, and participate in programs. Summer also means we start to talk a lot, A LOT, about summer reading and how important it is.

What's in a Name

Lorena Inclán, a reporter with CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax, delivered an inspirational message at the Main Library on Feb. 1 to help launch this year’s JAX READS!/NEA Big Read initiative. The event announced The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, the novel that the entire community will be reading and discussing together through March 11.

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