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Four Public Libraries Host St. Johns Cares, Inc. Holiday Giving Trees

Four Public Libraries Host St. Johns Cares, Inc. Holiday Giving Trees

In the spirit of the holiday season, the St. Johns County Public Library System will once again host St. Johns CARES, Inc. Giving Trees at four branch libraries this November and December. An annual Giving Tree initiative has been held each year since St. Johns CARES, Inc. was established in 2007 as an all-volunteer organization.

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Library Food for Fines Returns

Library Food for Fines Returns

Library System Director Debra Rhodes Gibson is pleased to announce that the popular Food for Fines program will return this year in St. Johns County libraries and bookmobiles! An opportunity to eliminate most library fines, Food for Fines will run from Monday, November 16 through Monday, December 21. The food items collected will be used to stock the St. Johns County Health and Human Services (HHS) Food Pantry, providing food for St. Johns County families in need.

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SJCPLS Librarians Are Just a Click Away

SJCPLS Librarians Are Just a Click Away

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to change the way St. Johns County residents are accessing information and entertainment resources. We learned there are new ways of doing things and the library services offered by SJCPLS have transformed into a new way of delivery since the initial closure of our libraries in mid-March. The pandemic also highlighted SJCPLS’ dedication to responding to community needs.

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We Get By With a Lot of Help From Our Friends

We Get By With a Lot of Help From Our Friends

October 18-24, 2020, SJCPLS will be celebrating our seven Friends of the Library groups as part of the annual National Friends of the Libraries Week. The work of the Friends of the Library promotes the fact that our libraries are a cornerstone of community education, providing opportunities for everyone to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of the world.

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Your Library Card: The Best School Supply of All

Your Library Card: The Best School Supply of All

Every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways to ensure a child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. This September, the St. Johns County Public Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries across the nation to make sure all children have the most important school supply of all—a free library card.

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SJCPLS Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

SJCPLS Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Most Americans consider the ability to vote fundamental to the enjoyment of full citizenship. American women, however, were long denied that right. In 1920, American democracy dramatically expanded when the newly ratified 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the states from denying the vote on the basis of sex. This August, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Anastasia Island Branch Library is hosting a popup exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.

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SJCPLS Presents Online Interviews with Best-Selling Authors

SJCPLS Presents Online Interviews with Best-Selling Authors

Through the library’s enhanced virtual programming schedule, SJCPLS is presenting a series of special interviews with two best-selling authors. Conducted by SJCPLS Librarian Harold George, interviews with authors Mary Alice Monroe and Susan Carol McCarthy will be presented on the library’s webpage sjcpls.org, Facebook, and YouTube channels.

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Announcing our new ONLINE Summer Reading Program!

Announcing our new ONLINE Summer Reading Program!

SJCPLS is excited to announce that this year’s Summer Reading Program, “The Best Summer” will be presented online from June 1 to August 1. Through the library’s new READsquared website and free app, readers of all ages across the county can log minutes read independently and as a family.

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Virtual Services Librarian and Marketing Coordinator

6670 US1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086

904. 827.6935 (direct line)
904.827.6920 (office)

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SJCPLS IN THE NEWS

St. Johns County to extend public library hours in January

St. Johns County giving trees help spread holiday cheer

Overdue library books? Pay it off with food donation

Dustin Pari from Ghosthunters to Present Free Virtual Event with the St. Johns County Library

SJC Public Library System to present ‘Ghosthunters’ star in live virtual event Oct. 28

St. Johns County to open public libraries for evening hours

Top Tech Trends: COVID Considerations

St. Johns County libraries announce online Summer Reading program

County Libraries offer new online reading program

St. Johns County Libraries open Tuesday for essential services

St. Johns County Libraries offer Curbside Service

Library hosts teens for Oreo Taste test challenge

St. Johns County public library plays music and reads stories on Facebook

Books by Mail patron celebrates 106th birthday

Pope’s View: St. Johns County Bookmobiles are in search of friends

Glasses for colorblind get national attention

Master Gardeners Celebrate Bartram Trail Library

St. Johns Reads 2020, St. Johns County Government Connection (video)

County library holding events on Delia Owens book

Library patrons were generous during the holiday season

St. Johns County Library Patrons Donate to the HHS Food Pantry

Food for Fines program receives nearly 9,000 items for food pantry

Library presents St. Johns Reads 2020

Lace up for libraries 5K

Museums, other institutions start stocking special glasses for those with colorblindness

Local library wants to ‘Color Your World’

St. Johns County library offers specialized glasses for colorblind (video)

St. Johns County Public Library Offers EnChroma Glasses for Color Blindness as Part of Color Accessibility Program

Glasses give colorblind ‘life-changing’ view

St. Johns County Public Library Offers EnChroma Glasses for Color Blindness as Part of Color Accessibility Program

Santa to stop by Ponte Vedra library

St. Johns County libraries renew “Food for Fines’ program

Library celebrates National STEM/STEAM Day

St. Johns CO. Public Library System opens Seed Library for the community (video)

Seed library at Southeast Branch library

Community partnership results in new seed library

Virtual reality has made its way to St. Johns County public libraries (video)

Virtual reality opens up new worlds to St. Johns County library patrons

Bridging the  Gap: through a library program, James Maynard embarked on a path of enriching success-reaching out to an older generation in need and offering his help

Shout out to everyone who’s participated in our #GetLibraryCarded promotion (American Library Association, Facebook)

Library system selected for Inclusive Internship Initiative 

Community Focus Hastings distributes 326 school supply kits

Nature Detective workshops for kids

Bartram Trail Library offers events and services through building closure (page 13)

Libraries to host summer reading program

Best Summer at The Library: St. Johns County Government Connection, SJC Today (video)

Ponte Vedra Library reference Librarian recognized

St. Johns County libraries get 8 VR headsets

Pope’s View: Our libraries are community connectors

St. Johns County Libraries will soon get virtual reality headsets for patrons

Virtual Reality coming to local libraries in St. Johns County

AROUND HASTINGS: Friends of the Library works to enhance local programs

St. Johns County Libraries Diving Into VR With Oculus Go

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants draws nearly 60 people for ‘Springtime at Downton’ event

Plant program draws ‘Downton Abbey’ fans

Commissioners look at library costs; no fees or cuts proposed

‘Downton Abbey’ Fans, Friday’s Ponte Vedra Library Event Is For You

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants to host ‘Springtime at Downton’ at Ponte Vedra library March 29

Teen Gaming Club returns to Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library

St. Johns County Library System Looks To The Future

St. Johns County Public Library System to host planning session in Nocatee on future of public library

Community invited to Library Visioning Sessions

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library reopens

FEB. 23: Author Lisa Wingate Appearance at World Golf Village

 

 

 

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