Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Love Your Library

#"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a Library."

—Jorge Luis Borges

To the untrained eye a library may just be a building filled with books, but for those of us who've experienced the magic and wonder of reading, we know that the Library is a very special place! It may start with a book but the ideas and creativity can inspire you throughout your life. The Library is a place for you to discover, explore, and learn about what ever your heart desires! This week we'd love to hear why you love your library!


#READ: Suggested Reading by Dave Connis

Suggested Reading book coverClara Evans is horrified when she discovers her principal's "prohibited media" hit list. The iconic books on the list have been pulled from the library and aren't allowed anywhere on the school's premises. Students caught with the contraband will be sternly punished.

Many of these stories have changed Clara's life, so she's not going to sit back and watch while her draconian principal abuses his power. She's going to strike back.



#LISTEN: Kanopy – Tell Me How Career Series: Librarian

Tell Me How Career Series: Librarian

In this program host Jeff Gardner learns the important details of being a great librarian or resource specialist. He learns that librarians can introduce their patrons to numerous sources of information.


#EXPLORE: Quiz: What career in Library Science would you love?

Book Riot

March 16, 2020

"In this library science career quiz, you’ll answer questions to help narrow down what might be a good fit for you among five fields: social media and marketing librarianship; reference librarianship; information science; youth librarianship; and reader’s advisory. Although these are just a few of the many specialties in LIS, your answer will give explain the field and possible niches you might want to further explore. "


#PLAY: Kahoot! challenge: Love Your Library

How well do you know the Jacksonville Public Library and its services? Need help? You can find these answers on our website: www.jaxpubliclibrary.org
Game PIN: 04701545


#JOIN: WriterLab for Teens

Calling all aspiring writers! Have you been searching for a supportive outlet for your work? Each week in WriterLab, we work together to improve our writing skills. We explore all forms and types of writing, so you can practice your favorite style and learn some new skills!

THEME: Rosa Parks & Civil Rights
FEATURED BOOK: A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg
SUPPLIES: writing materials such as pen/pencil and paper

Wednesday, February 03, 2021 – 5:00 pm


#KEEP READING: We hope you love these selections, featuring libraries!


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Teen Think Tank: Programs & Events

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Find a wide range of in-branch and online programs to stay engaged while learning.