Summer Reading Programs for Everyone!
Summer is finally here and the library has a reading program for everyone in the family. There are weekly programs for kids, teens can win awesome prizes by writing book reviews, and adults who participate can win amazing prizes from our generous sponsors. Even kids who can't make it to the library can participate!
Check out the details for each program under the Summer Reading Programs tab on the left side of this page!
Entertainer Junie B. Music
Tuesday, June 28th at 10am
Each Tuesday at 10am during the Summer Reading Program the library has a different children's entertainer! This Tuesday, June 28th it will be Jeanie B. Music, a singer-songwriter whose original music has won her a Parents Choice Award and recognition from Billboard Magazine. Parents and children alike will enjoy her performance. Don't miss it!
Saturday, July 9th at 10am
More Summer Reading fun! Parents and children are invited to a Family Party on Saturday, July 9th at 10am. There will be life size Candy Land, miniture golf inside the library, crafts, and tons more activities for everyone in the family. All ages are welcome!
Butterflies, Bees, Gardens & Trees
Monday, July 11th at 7pm
On Monday, July 11th at 7pm certified arborist and a retired landscape architect Guy Sternberg will provide guidance on how to deal with the aftermath of the Emerald Ash Borer. Learn what trees can be planted to replace your decimated Ash tree. Sternberg is the author of Landscaping with Native Trees and Native Trees for North American Landscaping.
Check out all the topics we will cover this year's gardening series here.
Thursday, July 14th at 7pm
The second installment of our annual Travelogue series will be a presentation by Jacksonville resident Andriy Chukin on Thursday, July 14th at 7pm. He is going to give us a personal tour of his fascinating home country, the Eastern European nation of Ukraine. He will talk about its culture, customs and current political situation. There will be photographs and a question and answer period to follow.
Now Accepting Your Smartphone As Your Library Card
Just follow these simple steps to install the Key Ring app on your phone and add your library card:
1.) Download the Key Ring app for your phone.
2.) Open the Key Ring app.
3.) Touch the plus sign (+) button in the upper right.
4.) Scan the barcode on your library card.
5.) Touch "Select a Store" and select "Jacksonville Public Library" from the list of merchants or type it in manually.
6.) Click "Next" in the upper right.
7.) Touch "Finish" to complete the process.