All library locations are closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, for Thanksgiving.
A little bit of reading each and every day seriously goes a long way, and you can see that in our Summer Reading Program 2019 stats. This summer, we invited children, teens, and adults to embark on a journey into A Universe of Stories. We read stellar books, enjoyed out-of-this-world programs, and successfully stopped the summer slide!
The Jacksonville Public Library is initiating a project to expand our Yearbook Collection that is currently housed in Special Collections at the Main Library. Our goal is to gather as many of these time capsules as possible to curate an extensive collection that will be available to everyone in the Jacksonville community. But to do this, we need your help!
Animal lovers of Jacksonville— Celestial Farms is the spot for you. It's a farm that wears many hats, operating as an animal rescue, petting zoo, educational organizaiton, animal adoption agency, rehabilitation center, event venue, a fun place to bring the family, and so much more.
“They came in numbers no one could have anticipated to a field in upstate New York for three days of 'music and peace.' Now [half a century] has passed. The children of ‘69 have grown older; most have grown richer; a few perhaps, have grown wiser. They look back across the years and remember an event that some say defined their generation. And they wonder what it meant to have been at... Woodstock.”
On this episode, we sit down with Veronica Pasciuto, owner and founder of Celestial Farms. Celestial Farms is an animal rescue that opened in the spring of 2000 with the goal to learn, heal, and grow. Veronica talks about the work her and her team put into the farm every day, the adorable animals you can expect to find if you visit, and some of the fantastic activities and events they have coming up!
To help parents and kids get back in the groove of a school routine, we sit down with Rebecca McNeil, an early educator at Riverside Presbyterian Day School to help inspire you to start the year off right. We cover the things to do, read and say to make this transition a confidence-building experience for both you and your child.
It is hard to believe that August is here and our Summer learning Program is wrapping up. The end of summer marks the beginning of school and we all know that early education is a time of tremendous growth for children.
To help parents and kids get back in the groove of a school routine, we sit down with Rebecca McNeil, an early educator at Riverside Presbyterian Day School, on our latest episode of Completely Booked to help inspire you to start the year off right. We cover the things to do, read and say to make this transition a confidence-building experience for both you and your child.