CLOSED: The Main Library is closed. (The Regeneron Treatment Site in the Conference Center on Main Street is operational. It will be moving out of the Conference Center on December 8. Click for details.)
UPDATE: The Main Library will reopen on Monday, Dec 13. Stay tuned to web, email and social media for additional details. Thank you for your patience and support.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 22, 2019 – The Jacksonville Public Library Board of Library Trustees has announced its new officers and new members. Serving as board officers are Carlo Fassi as chair, Virginia Haworth as vice chair, and Mario Payne as secretary. Steve Eagerton, Virginia Haworth, Fernando Meza and Matt Swanson were appointed as new board members September 2019.
Carlo Fassi, Chair
Cassandra King Conroy to Share New Memoir about Late Husband Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini.
Submit Applications by Nov. 30, 2019 Deadline
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 02, 2019 – Jax Book Fest, an annual community event that brings together local authors and book lovers, will return to the Main Library Feb. 29, 2020, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with New York Times best-selling authors Brad Meltzer and Karma Wilson as keynote speakers. The event, which will celebrate its fourth year in 2020, will feature more than 80 local authors of every genre.
Parents, have you heard of the “summer slide”? Research shows that children, especially new or struggling readers, who do not engage in fun or educational activities during the summer months are more likely to suffer from the "summer slide" — the learning loss of up to two months of educational progress that takes place during the summer months and the long break from school.
Public Invited to Submit Questions Online by April 8; Attend Forums to Get Answers April 18
Effective March 2, 2019, New Schedule Will Help Standardize Hours
Selected Artifacts and Jacksonville City Hall Timeline Exhibit to Commemorate Implosion
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 15, 2019 — With just days before the scheduled Jan. 20 implosion of the old City Hall Annex on Bay Street, Jacksonville Public Library is displaying artifacts from the 1960 City Hall time capsule, which was discovered in the cornerstone of the annex during pre-demolition work.