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Jax Kids’ Book Club (first formed more than 15 years ago as Mayor Peyton’s 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. gives rising kindergarteners a set of books of their very own to build their home libraries. If you have a child entering Kindergarten this fall, come into any Jacksonville Public Library for a free set of Jax Kids Book Club books
Are you ready to start your Summer Reading? June is a huge month for publishing so we asked our Readers' Advisory Committee to share some of June’s hot new releases that you need to look out for this summer. If you haven't signed up for our Summer Reading program yet, do so now! All of your reading fun adds up, helping you earn prizes. Plus, the programs are free and open to everyone. So grab your beach chair, pop that umbrella, and let's go!
Sometimes an epic fail can become an epic success. The Space Race in the US started with a failed satellite launch nicknamed “Kaputnik” and the Wright brothers had many mishaps on their way to their first powered flight. For Erik Slader, writing and talking about these epic fails has led to a successful podcast and children’s book series!
Erik will share his experiences in writing and talking about history at our next Lit Chat, so be sure to join us!
From a book about twin witches beginning their training as the protectors of Gates to different worlds to a new book by three-time National Book Award finalist and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, Rita Williams-Garcia, there are some real YA gems coming to your library this month. Add in a summer reading challenge and your summer just got that much better! Here are a few new YA books to check out with your library card this month.
In May, we celebrate Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians and their contributions to the history, traditions, and culture of these great United States. Members of this diverse community have helped shape American life for almost two hundred years. By hearing other's stories and uplifting different voices within the AAPI community, we can all reach a greater understanding of and appreciation for the experiences of this diverse group of people as well as the positive impact they’ve had (and continue to have) on our country.
Join us for Art & Conversations, by registering for Lit Chat with Dylan Allen Thursday, May 20, at 7 pm. Author Dylan Allen will chat about her experiences with the romance genre with romance author Brenda Jackson and connect it to MOCA's current group exhibition, Romancing the Mirror.
The Jacksonville Public Library is proud to partner with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) TaxAide during the tax season each year to provide FREE tax preparation. Taxes will be prepared BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call (904) 513-8627 now or beginning February 9 you can visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide and submit your ZIP code for the nearest location to schedule an appointment.