The Jax Kids Book Club is a FREE early literacy summer reading program for all Duval County Pre-Kindergarteners who are preparing to enter kindergarten in the fall of each year.
#About Jax Kids Book Club
Building children’s reading skills at an early age is critical to their success and community success. Jax Kids’ Book Club (first formed more than 15 years ago as Mayor Peyton’s Book Club) gives rising kindergarteners a set of books of their very own to build their home libraries.
The Jax Kids Book Club is a FREE early literacy summer reading program for all Duval County Pre-Kindergarteners who are preparing to enter kindergarten in the fall of each year. In 2021, the Kids Hope Alliance transferred the program to Jacksonville Public Library. With the sponsorship of the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation and several other generous community partners, the Library continued the proud tradition of distributing the books to VPK classrooms throughout the county, giving nearly 8,000 backpacks filled with books, a bookmark, an interactive toy, and a library card application to give them the tools they need to build a lifelong love of reading, writing, and literacy.
#Pick Up Your Jax Kids Book Club Backpack and Join Us For A Storytime for Rising Kindergartners
If you have a child entering Kindergarten this fall, come into any Jacksonville Public Library location for a free set of Jax Kids Book Club books while supplies last. Additionally, rising kindergartners can join us as we enjoy a storytime based on the stories in these books!
Upcoming Jax Kids Storytimes:
Saturday, June 26 – We’re Going to the Zoo
Saturday, July 3 – I Can Read/Bilingual
Saturday, July 10 – We’re Going to the Beach
Saturday, July 17 – We Love the Library
Saturday, July 24 – Thank You, City Helpers
Saturday, July 31 – Going Green