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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 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.

Stellar Summer Reads 2019!

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Here are some stellar summer reads to feed your curiosity about infinity and beyond!

How To: Get The Most Out Of Summer

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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.

Guest Column: Library offers summer reading program

Barbara A.B. Gubbin, director of the Jacksonville Public Library

(Published in the Florida Times-Union Tuesday, June 17, 2014)

Every Jacksonville resident should be concerned after reading the headline May 23:

“FCAT: 1 in 5 fail to make grade; 22% of third-graders in Duval schools below test reading standard.”

Poor reading skills affect everyone, regardless of whether you have children in school.

As the article pointed out, children who struggle with reading in third grade have an incredibly difficult time in later grades.

JPL’s Summer Reading Program is Out of This World: Fizz, Boom, Read!

By Julie Pactor, Youth Services Specialist
Julie Pic croppedAs area schools prepare to close their doors for summer vacation, JPL once again welcomes you and your children to walk through our doors and participate in the library’s Summer Reading Program.

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