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Adventure Awaits: River City Readers Summer Kickoff

Join Mayor Donna Deegan, the Jacksonville Public Library, and a host of literacy advocates and exhibitors for the Adventure Awaits: River City Readers Summer Kickoff!


When: Saturday, June 8

9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Where: Ed Austin Regional Park

11751 McCormick Rd.

Jacksonville, FL 32225

Mayor Deegan's River City Readers Summer Kickoff

New Worlds Reading's 2024 Book Bash

You're invited to join New Worlds Reading for a family literacy event! The evening will feature reading activities, author read-aloud, access to community resources, raffles, food, and much more. Attendees will have the opportunity to take home free books!


When: May 10, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Jacksonville Public Library - Main 

303 N. Laura St.

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

New Worlds Reading Book Bash

2024 Peace in the Pages in Honor of Roseann Duran

Today, READ USA is sharing one of the most momentous announcements in the history of our organization.

Our annual luncheon, taking place on Oct. 2, 2024, is officially named the 2024 Peace in the Pages in Honor of Roseann Duran, one of many recognitions for Roseann’s transformational, $565,000 legacy gift to READ USA – the single largest one-time gift in READ USA’s history.


Where: EverBank Stadium


When: October 2, 2024 // 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Peace in the Pages, Roseann Duran

Friends of the Library Big Bag Book Sale

Big Bag Book Sale at the University Park Branch Library July 18-20. This is a great opportunity to grow your childrens home library! 

Friends of the Library Big Bag Book Sale

Be My Neighbor Day

Be My Neighbor Day invites children and families to participate in family volunteer activities that aid neighbors in need. It’s a great way to help children understand how to support others and how one kind act can lead to many.

Sign-up to do something nice for your neighbor this year.  Families can volunteer to help clean a park, make sweater goodie bags, create a greeting card or wash a fire truck.

It's a "grr-ific" way to begin a lifetime of neighborly volunteerism!


When : May 11, 2024

Be My Neighbor Day