Celebrating Mother's Day this May!

Monday, May 6, 2024

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#  Honoring Mother's Day

As Mother's Day quickly approaches, Jacksonville Public Library hopes to help you celebrate by sharing a list of books about motherhood and all that comes with it. Reading is an excellent way to connect with others, and the Library has compiled a list of books related to the joys and challenges of motherhood.

Looking for Something to Do with Mom this Saturday?

Wisdom the Owl sculpture outside the entrance to the Main Library

We have 45-minute art and architecture tours of the Main Library at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Why not make it a day trip? Take the kids to the famous Sweet Pete's Candy (just a block away) or find a list of other shops and restaurants within walking distance. The Main Library is right next door to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville. Thanks to VyStar Credit Union, all visitors receive free admission on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Find upcoming art tours!

Note: Street parking downtown is free on Saturdays, and you can also park in the Library Garage at 33 W. Duval St. and get your parking validated at the checkout desk on the first floor.


# Drop-In Mother's Day Crafts & Events

In honor of Mother's Day (May 12) and International Families Day (May 15), we are inviting children and their caregivers to make a craft with us at the Library for Mom, a cherished mother figure or someone else you love.

Drop-In Activities

Come make a craft and card at the San Marco Branch Library on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. until noon. Note: The craft activity will last one hour but a card-making station with supplies will be available all day. 

You can also stop by Brown Eastside Branch on Saturday, May 11, between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for an assortment of crafts. Or enjoy "Muffins with Mom" at the Mandarin Branch on Saturday, May 11, between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 Find more drop-in activities on our events calendar.


# Book Recommendations


Books for Moms



Books for Kids


Attention River City Readers:

Are you participating in Mayor Deegan's River City Readers challenge? Through the Beanstack app, children and their caregivers will be able to log their reading minutes with an individual goal of reading at least 20 minutes per day, and a citywide goal of reading 1,000,000 minutes over the next 365 days. At the end of the year, the city’s top young readers will be given prizes!

Join the Challenge

  1. Go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Download and open the Beanstack Tracker app.
  2. You can also register and log your reading minutes on the Beanstack website at https://jaxpl.beanstack.com.
  3. Using the Find a Site search bar, type Jax Library or River City Readers