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Inside This Year’s Summer Reading Program

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The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, was chosen because reading takes you to new places and new universes—sometimes even to the world of superheroes.

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 Adventures - Fun4FirstCoastKids

Photo of Hurley, Terri and Jenna jumping in mid air in front of the Children's Library at the Main Library

Terri Mashour is the co-founder of fun4firstcoastkids.com, which is your one-stop shop for kids events and resources in Duval County. Terri tells us about her plans for summer adventures with her two kiddos, and how the summer learning challenge at the library has sparked a reading habit for the whole family. 

 

How To: Get The Most Out Of Summer

father and daughters summer learning

 

We’re heading into summer and that means fun, sun, and NO SCHOOL! While your kids may think they are too cool for school it’s important to keep them reading. We went to expert Susan Mankowski, our Early Childhood Learning Specialist, to discover why it’s extra important to keep kids reading during the summer and ways to prevent the “summer slide.”

Be Kind Challenge Ahead!

The stage has been set, the gauntlet thrown and we want to see you rise to the occasion! It's summertime and our theme is Build a Better World. We have a lot of programs at your local library for kids and adults to celebrate the summer, but we have a special challenge for you, a Kindness Challenge.

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