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Baby Storytime Cancellations!

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There will be no Baby Storytime on Friday, April 12th or Friday, April 19th.

Movie Night: 42

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Join us on Wednesday, April 17th at 6 pm to help the Jacksonville Public Library kick off the 2024 baseball season with a viewing of 42 - a movie about the great Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) -- whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. Let's PLAY BALL! 

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including violence, drug use, and language.

Author of the Year Reception

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The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library invite you to join us when we announce our Author of the Year contest winners on Thursday, April 18th at 7 pm in the Jacksonville Public Library meeting room. The winners will read their winning poetry and prose and light refreshments will be served.

Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight

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Join us on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 pm for a special program, Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight with Mark H.X. Glenshaw. Mark H.X. Glenshaw is an award-winning naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park, a large urban park in St. Louis, Missouri, since December 2005. Mark's talk will cover how he found these owls, basic facts about the species, and uses many of his photos and videos to illustrate the amazing behaviors of these beautiful birds. Admission is free! Hope to see you there!

Music Under the Dome: Nichol DelGiorno

MUtD: Nichol DelGiorno

Join us for our next Music Under the Dome as we welcome back Nichol DelGiorno on Sunday, April 28th at 4 pm under the rotunda! She will be performing works written or adapted for a small, one-manual pipe organ. The concert will feature the 4-stop Brunzema Portative Organ, or "Kisten Orgel" - a small pipe organ with a single manual keyboard. The program will include works by Sweelinck, Brahms, and Bach, as well as, Renaissance dance music and other selections.

Teen Advisory Board

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What do you want to see at your library? Join TAB to help us make the library a better place for teens! We'll be meeting every other Thursday at 5 pm! In April we'll be meeting on the 11th and 25th. Please email Courtney at or Brittany at with questions!

Mindful Movement

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Grab a towel and join Jeannie Hemphill for a mindful movement class. Learn the basics of mindful movement with an introduction to balance, finger/wrist exercises, shoulder rolls and more. As long as there's enough interest, this class will continue so don't hesitate to stop by! This month classes will be held on April 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm in the meeting room.


Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

The Jacksonville Public Library is adding a special storytime at 10 am on the last Saturday of each month! Join us for stories, songs, and crafts!


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Join us for stories and a craft every Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM and every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM!

Technology Help

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The Jacksonville Story Walk

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Visit the Bob Freesen YMCA to read a story while walking along a 1 mile trail.

Jacksonville Public Library Blog

Jacksonville Public Library blogCheck out the Jacksonville Public Library blog.  It will be updated weekly, and will include staff picks, book suggestions, and more.

Baby Storytime

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Join us at the library for stories, songs, and rhymes every Friday at 10:00 AM!

Explore More Illinois

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Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders access discounts at museums, park districts, historical societies, zoos, arts centers, recreational facilities, and other attractions.

Jacksonville High School Yearbooks

Jacksonville High School digitized yearbooks




Free on-demand film streaming of four films per month for Jacksonville Public Library card holders. Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, indie and classic films, PBS, and the work from thousands of independent filmmakers. For a video tutorial about how to use this resource, click here.  (Library Card Required)



Access to millions of songs from new and classic artists. You can download 5 free MP3s per week, stream 5 hours of music a day, and download current music videos. (Library Card Required)