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.

Farewell to Summer Learning with Mr. Joe!

Farewell to Summer Learning Jacksonville Public Library logo

Summer Learning is almost over and we want to celebrate your success! We hope you all have had fun exploring the universe with us. From reading books to building skills to exploring the stars, this summer has been out of this world! To close out Summer Learning, Mr. Joe is here to sing his last Summer Learning song and remind us that learning is fun all year long!

JPL's 5 Ways to Head Off The Summer Slide

Beat summer brain drain!

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.

What To Read After The GOT Finale

With the popular HBO series coming to an end in its eighth season, there will be a hole left in both our hearts and our Sunday night schedules. Thankfully, while you wait for George R. R. Martin to finish book six in his Song of Ice and Fire, you can fill that fantasy-shaped void with plenty of works that will satisfy your craving for action, drama and epic world-building.

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