Amanda Toman

Amanda Toman is a mama, digital marketer, wifey and avid reader. You will either find her in the marketing department for the Jacksonville Public Library, spending time with her family, reading her Kindle, at a Pure Barre class, at Disney World, or at home binge watching the latest book to TV show series. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library.

Great Books About Libraries And Librarians For Library Card Sign Up Month

Library Card Sign Up Month

The last few years have been years like no others, but libraries have been there to help us get through them. From providing much-needed joy through an endless amount of reading material to offering socially-distant services like our Lit Chats and Writer's Labs, libraries have been a constant source of support for countless people.

Back to School Books to Kick Off A New School Year

Back to School Books

The first day of school is upon us! As students start to prepare to return to the classroom, so do the first day of school jitters. While some kids welcome the start of the school year, others dread the end of summer. One way you can help beat the back to school blues is with books!

Get Back To School Ready With The Library's Back To School Boot Camp!

Get Back To School Ready With The Library's Back To School Boot Camp!

Join us for two weeks of back to school fun as we gear up and get excited for a new school year. In our various programs we will read stories, complete crafts, get organized, and learn mindfulness techniques to help you get ready for school! These programs are for ages 5-12 and will take the place of our regularly scheduled Junior Scientists, Junior Artists, and Junior Readers programs. You can join us either in branch or virtually. 

Join Us For Life Lit: Newborn Touch, A New Program Designed Just For New Parents

Life Lit: Newborn Touch

Learn the Newborn TOUCH method and master the essential steps needed to help your newborn cry less, sleep more, and flourish as they develop. This program is sponsored by Kids Hope Alliance: The Jacksonville Partnership for Children, Youth & Families. Sign up for the two day session at the Beaches Branch or a one day session at University Park Branch.  

Pop-Up Storytime: Celebrate Summer At The Cummer With The Library

Pop-Up Storytime: Celebrate Summer At The Cummer With The Library

Join library staff on Friday evenings in July and August for a special Pop-Up Storytime to celebrate Summer at the Cummer! Library staff will present two Pop-Up Storytimes at 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm in the The Cummer Gardens. The Library will also have a table where you can sign up for a library card and check out books! No registration required. Bring the family to experience stories, songs, art, culture, and community this Summer at the Cummer! 

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