The Jacksonville Public Library will be improving catalog technology from Tuesday, October 22 to Friday, October 25. During this time you will not be able to place holds or make changes to your account.
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.
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.
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.
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.