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The Bartram Trail Branch Library will be temporarily closed beginning at 3 p.m. on March 6 for a roof replacement project. The project is scheduled to be complete in approximately seven weeks, and the facility is scheduled to reopen to the public in late-April. An annex location will open on March 16 for curbside holds pick up.
The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to host St. Johns CARES, Inc. boxes at three library locations this March. Community members may bring food, towel, and blanket donations to the Anastasia Island, Main, and Southeast Branch Library locations from March 9-26. Donations will be collected, sorted, and boxed by St. Johns CARES, Inc. volunteers and distributed to local partner organizations.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax assistance at the Hastings, Main, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Southeast Branches. Appointments are required.
An announcement for our digital magazine lovers and dabblers! The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to announce that our digital magazines have moved from RBdigital to OverDrive. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same...
Through the library’s Food for Fines program, patrons donate 3,786 items for the County’s HHS Food Pantry
Thank you St. Johns County! St. Johns County Library patrons were exceptionally generous this holiday season, donating over 3,000 non-perishable food items for the county’s Health and Human Services Food Pantry.
The St. Johns County Public Library System is thrilled to announce a new reading initiative for students in kindergarten through 12th grade: The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) and Florida Teens Read (FTR) Challenge. Readers who complete 15 books for their grade level will earn a certificate which will qualify them for a free book from their local library branch!
The St. Johns County Council on Aging (COA) is excited to announce a new partnership with the St. Johns County Public Library: starting in January, anyone can ride the Sunshine Bus free of charge on the first Wednesday of the month, by showing a St. Johns County Library card as their bus pass.
The St. Johns County Public Library System is extending hours at all facilities to accommodate the needs of working families and students beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
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.
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.
The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to announce that Susan Orlean’s The Library Book is the title for St. Johns Reads 2021. Along with the new title, the Library System has decided to move events up a month—St. Johns Reads will now be a January event in coming years.
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.
The Bookmobile will be at the Publix in Nocatee Town Center and the Publix in Palencia Commons on Wednesdays, and the Publix on County Road 210 and the Publix in the Shoppes at Murabella on Fridays, excluding holidays.
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