Willow Branch Library will be closed for approximately 2-3 weeks starting February 22 to upgrade the air handlers. Visit www.jaxpubliclibrary.org/locations to find library services.
We're upgrading the "My Account" service this week. During this process some account information may not be displayed but will return when the upgrade is completed.
This year, Valentine's Day might look a little different. What's usually a big date night out might just be a cozy night in. Galentine's Day might just be you and your favorite female authors. That doesn't mean Valentine's has to turn into "Single's Awareness" night. If you're looking for love this Valentine's - look no further than the Library. Not only is February 14 also Library Lovers' Day... we've got you covered with books that will warm, steal, and maybe stop your heart. And who knows? You might just find the perfect literary companion.
It's February and there's always a lot of love in the air and so much to go around! But we're not just talking about romantic love - the kind we celebrate on Valentine's Day. Did you know that February 14 is also Library Lovers' Day?! Not only that, but the entire month of February also just happens to be National Library Lover’s Month! So, it's the perfect time to show your love for your favorite Jacksonville Public Library branch. You can even give us a Valentine's card if you want. And in turn, we'll show you how much we love our customers by showing you everything the library has to offer. There are so many ways to celebrate!
January 25-29 is 2021 Celebrate Literacy Week in Florida! Created to promote literacy and excellent reading habits in the students of Florida, this year’s theme was “Humanity tells a story: What’s YOUR chapter?” The youth of today are not just “future leaders” – many are effectively advocating for and affecting change right now. Thanks in part of social media and technology, these children and teens are using their voice, tech-savvy, and social influence to bring about positive change in their schools, communities, and the country at large. Examples of youth activists, inventors, business owners, and thought leaders are abundant and growing.
To celebrate National "Dress Up Your Pet Day" (January 14th), we put together a fun booklist of some of the highest-profile pets in the United States. Over the years, they've become some of our favorite White House residents and - through sheer cuteness - have won the hearts of a nation. Of course, if you want to celebrate the day at home: consider a visit to the groomer or dress your furry friends up in fun or fashionable outfits. With the cold weather we've been having lately, they might actually appreciate a cozy sweater! So, dress them up, let them strut, and let the children act as their personal paparazzi. Whatever you do, though: make sure your fur babies are safe and comfortable. And have fun reading!
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 — the day the United Nations General Assembly, in 1948, proclaimed the inalienable rights to which everyone is entitled as a human being and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The purpose of the document was to create equal opportunities for all - regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status - and to re-build the world through this lens of interconnectedness and shared humanity.
Imagine being stuck at home and eating the same foods again and again and again. Did this happen to you in 2020? If so, it is understandable because 2020 was a year in which we mostly focused on staying alive and staying healthy, but our food choices can be about something more now that we are adjusting to this new stay-at-home lifestyle: FLAVOR! If you no longer find the foods you’re eating a joy to make or delicious to eat, it is time to up your kitchen game and try a new recipe, and you can find tons of them in one of Jacksonville Public Library’s cookbooks. To give you some ideas on where to start, I’ve listed 5 more food trends with some options from JPL’s catalog.
In libraries, classrooms, family rooms, and at bedtime around the world, every day print picture books take children on incredible journeys of discovery and bring people together. Whether it’s a new or beloved story, children begin to associate words with meaning and are introduced to beautiful artwork that they can hold in their lap. Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book and its importance during the month of November.