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Take and Make Craft: Butterfly Feeder

TAM: Butterflyer Feeder

Pop in on Thursday, July 11th to pick up our new youth craft kit! This week we're offering a butterfly feeder kit!

Backyard Birds

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Join us on Saturday, July 13th  at 10 am to learn about the types of birds you can see in your very own backyard here in Illinois, presented by Deb Burrus. For ages 5 and up!

Movie Monday: The Lorax

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Join us at 2 pm on Monday, July 15th for a showing of the Lorax! Popcorn and water will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their own blankets to cozy up as they watch.
*Rated PG 

Marko Polo Music

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Stop by on Tuesday, July 16th at 10 am for our next groovy guest: Marko Polo!

Renew Your Mind with Yoga

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We are so excited to be partnering with Jax Yoga for this wonderful event, ‘Renew Your Mind with Yoga’ as part of our Summer Reading Program for kids!
Yoga ties in perfectly with this year’s theme of Read, Renew, Repeat, meant to remind us to be mindful of caring for our planet as well as ourselves.
Join Jax Yoga instructor Allison Snodgrass for a free yoga class for teens (grades 6-12) at the library on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 PM!

Movie Night: The Sandlot

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You're killin' me, Smalls! Join us on Wednesday, July 17th at 6 pm for a showing of the Sandlot! Popcorn and water will be provided! We hope to see you there!
*Rated PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco.

D&D Club

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Well met, traveler! The Jacksonville Public Library is looking for brave adventurers to join our party!
Group 1 meets: June 21st, July 5th, and July 19th
Group 2 meets: June 28th, July 12th, and July 26th
Future dates to be determined.
Our current session of D&D Club is full! Check our social media for updates or email Blaine at with questions regarding future sessions.

Teen Advisory Board

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Join TAB to help us make the library a better place for teens! We'll meet every Thursday at 5 pm! Please email Courtney at or Brittany at with questions!

Youth Garden Club

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Garden Club is back! Join us every Thursday at 9 am for gardening, bees, butterflies, and other nature activities! For ages 5 -10.

Adult Summer Reading

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The Adult Summer Reading Program starts Monday, June 3rd! Stop in between June 3rd and August 1st to pick up a reading log for a chance to earn prizes for reading!

Youth Summer Reading Program

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It's time to Read, Renew, Repeat!

This year’s Summer Reading Program is all about conservation! The library has planned activities and events this summer that will help us to explore the natural world, introduce concepts of sustainability, and remind us to take care of ourselves as well as our environment.

The Summer Reading Program begins on June 11 with our Opening Party, and ends on July 27.

Along with all of the fun activities we have planned, you can also sign your child up to win small prizes throughout the summer by keeping track of their reading progress. Participants who turn in at least one Reading Log during the program will be entered to win a larger prize at the end of the program.

Click here for a full calendar of Youth Summer Reading events!


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Stop by one of our 3 locations every Friday to catch the Jacksonville Public Library's Bookmobile!

Children ages 2 through seniors in high school are able to check out books. They are able to check out 2 books each week. You do not need a library card to participate in Bookmobile! Please return or renew books each week. There are no late fees or registration involved. Kids will be able to win prizes and snacks for reading.

Click here for more details!


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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)