• The store in our new play area is a consession stand for the summer! We have cotton candy, hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, ice cream and even a grill you can use to cook up orders as they come in! Join us this summer as we Read S'more Books!

  • Monday, August 28th at 10am
    Learn how to use World Book Online to create lesson plans, access primary sources and other useful tools for your child's education.

  • Welcome Blanket Story Time
    on August 30th at 10AM & 3PM!

    Join us for stories about immigration and help us make a quilt for the Welcome Blanket Project! All ages welcome, no skills required (Kids will draw pictures on a quilt), just a caring heart!
    Want to learn more? Visit welcomeblanket.org



Garden Club 2017

Garden Club
The Jacksonville Public Library's Garden Club has begun for 2017! We meet every Wednesday at 9:30AM, rain or shine, for information on plants, animals and the world around us.

July 26th - Do we eat the leaf, stem or seed of plants?
August 2nd - We have been measuring the sunflowers all summer long. Now we will look at how different they are!
August 9th - What have we learned about gardening over the summer?

World Book Online for Home and School



Join Courtney from World Book on Monday, August 28th at 10am as she shows us the wonders of World Book Online! This presentation is geared for homeschoolers, but anyone is welcome to join us as she shows us the hidden gems inside of World Book.

 



Who is this for?
Anyone who educates kids from elementary to high school! You will learn about:
  • Elementary aged lesson plans, student activities and assignments, science projects, webquests and answer keys, and biography center.
  • Middle school lessons plans with behind the headlines- vocabulary words, discussion topics, and question guides.
  • High school lesson plans include Teaching Primary Source documents, and world newspapers.
 

Join us for a special Welcome Blanket Story Time
on August 30th at 10AM & 3PM!

Here’s a question:
The proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico is almost 2000 miles long. Imagine if the massive distance of this wall was re-conceptualized and re-contextualized not to divide, but to include. Instead of wall, a concrete line, to keep people out, what if lines of yarn became 3,500,640 yards of blankets to welcome people in?

A welcome blanket is traditionally created to lovingly mark the arrival of a new person into the world. In the Welcome Blanket project, each handmade blanket is a physical manifestation of this celebration of new refugees and other immigrants: “Welcome to the United States and your new life here! We are so glad you have arrived.”


Join us for stories about immigration and help us make a quilt for the Welcome Blanket Project! All ages welcome, no skills required (Kids will draw pictures on a quilt), just a caring heart!

Want to learn more? Visit welcomeblanket.org