Due to the progression of Hurricane Ian, in accordance with Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville, all library locations will be closed as of noon Wednesday, September 28, 2022, and remain closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Decisions to extend closures of some or all locations will be made as the storm progresses.
In The Girl from Blind River, Gale Massey presents a thriller about a young woman trying to protect and escape her family at the same time. In Rising and Other Stories, she digs deep into the everyday lives of women overcoming obstacles. Join us for a chat with Gale Massey about these stories and her writing process!
Whether you celebrate, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or something else entirely, this list of holiday books for kids will put the whole family in a festive mood. Choose from this list picked by our expert librarians (or search our catalog and create your own list) and get lost in the memorable stories and magical illustrations that come with this special time of year.
In the days leading up to December 21 – the darkest day of the year – more and more people will be lighting candles, hanging twinkle lights, decorating trees (and bushes) and filling the skies with fireworks. It's quite the festive time of year! For more on celebrations of light and winter holidays all around the world, check out this family-friendly booklist. It's sure to deLIGHT!
The kids are home from school, family is in town to visit and you need something fun for the whole family to do (or maybe just a quiet place to escape). Look no further than the Library for great ideas during your winter break! Make plans to read, play, create, and have fun with us either in branch or from the comfort of your home this holiday season.