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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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Library Hosts Teens for Oreo Taste Test Challenge

Library Hosts Teens for Oreo Taste Test Challenge

On a chilly night, teens lined up at the Southeast Branch Library of the St. Johns County Public Library System to put their taste buds to the test. They were challenged to identify nine distinct flavors of Oreo cookies, all while blindfolded. Their parents, siblings,...

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Books by Mail Patron Celebrates 106th Birthday

Books by Mail Patron Celebrates 106th Birthday

Books by Mail patron Dorothy Voss recently celebrated her 106th birthday at Westminster Health Center in St. Augustine. Brad Powell, Manager of the Hastings Branch St. Johns County Library, and Rita Foust coordinator of the Books by Mail program, joined Ms. Voss at the Health Center, and brought a birthday card specially designed and created by the children of the Hastings Branch Library.

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The Friends of the Bookmobile Seek New Leadership

The Friends of the Bookmobile Seek New Leadership

The Friends of the Bookmobile (FOB) of St. Johns County, Inc. is seeking someone to take the reins of leadership. The FOB serves as a support group providing additional enhancement to St. Johns County Bookmobile and Extension Services.

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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 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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