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Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

Children's Authors and Illustrators Week is the first week in February! This is a wonderful chance to really get in the spirit of encouraging a lifelong love of reading by participating in events such as author and illustrator visits to your school, story times, literary presentations, writing workshops, and more.

National #LibraryShelfie Day!

Library Shelfie Day, National Library Shelfie Day, Jacksonville Public Library

Wednesday, Jan. 22 is National #LibraryShelfie Day. The New York Public Library's official definition of a library shelfie is, "A photograph that one has taken of oneself at a library, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam, and shared via social media. Library Shelfie Day is celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of January and began in 2014." Book lovers from all over the world are invited to share their library shelfies on social media!

Celebrate Your Favorite Fire-Breathing Creatures!

Appreciate a Dragon Day, Dragon Books, Fanstasy books, January 16

Every year on January 16, fantasy lovers are invited to celebrate their favorite fire-breathing creatures. This is a day to recognize all that dragons do to keep us reading! Celebrate dragons in literature by reading some of our best dragon-related materials:

Mapping Jax: Steve Williams' Vision for the Urban Core

Steve Williams, Mapping Jax, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Development, Urban Advocate, Harbinger Signs, MappingJax, Downtown Jacksonville, Completely Booked, Jacksonville Public Library, Mapping Our Past

Steve Williams is well known throughout Jacksonville as the CEO of Harbinger Sign, the owner of Florida Mining Gallery, and a hard-core advocate of the arts and development in the urban core. He chats with us today about Mapping Jax, an initiative to inspire, preserve, educate, and advocate for our city's natural and built environments.

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