• Calling all builders! This month’s Lego Club meeting is coming up! Join us at the library on Friday, December 9th to show off your Lego skills. Stop in anytime between 2:30 and 5:00 PM. This month’s challenge is to build an animal that hibernates!

  • What do you want to see at your library? Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at JPL to help us make the library a better place for teens! TAB will meet at the library every other Thursday at 5 PM. December 8, 2022 December 22, 2022 January 5, 2023 January 19, 2023 February 2, 2023 February 16, 2023 March 2, 2023 March 16, 2023 Please email Courtney at clangdon@jaxpl.org or Brittany at boverby@jaxpl.org with any questions!

  • The Jacksonville Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host a virtual event with Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributer, and native of the great Midwest. Food critic for the Chicago Tribune, Louisa Chu, will join Shauna in conversation. This event will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 7PM. If you would like to participate from home, please call the library at 217-243-5435 to register. Or you can join us for a viewing of the stream in our meeting room!

  • From November 28th through December 30th, you can bring in nonperishable food items to remove fines from your account. Each item removes $1 in fines. This is not applicable to missing or damaged item fines.

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

  • Join us at the library every Friday at 10 AM for Baby Storytime! This program, for caregivers and babies 0-24 months, is designed to encourage baby's early literacy skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and movement.

  • Be sure to follow us on Facebook @Jaxpublic for updates and events!

  • Unlimited user and simultaneous access to the entire catalogue of 17 million songs & 1 million+ artists. Patrons can create their own playlists, steam preloaded playlists, full albums, or even download music too! 200+ genres of music are provided and the newest music is added every day. Join freegal music with your library card!


  • Visit the Jacksonville Story Walk located at the YMCA.



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