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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!
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.
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.
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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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,...
The Bartram Trail Branch Library will be temporarily closed beginning at 8 p.m. on March 17 for a carpet replacement project. The project is scheduled to be complete in approximately three weeks and the facility is scheduled to reopen to the public in mid-April.
Do you love reading? Do you love the Libby app? There are some changes coming to Libby that will help make sure you’re able to read the books you want to read when you want to read them.
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.
March is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to help empower women by offering a two-day seminar teaching self-defense for women. A second two-day seminar will be offered again in March, as well.
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.
It all began with a medal. Many military families create display cases to showcase service to their country. Genealogist Denise Olson’s husband, his father and his grandfather all served in the Army.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax assistance at the Hastings, Main, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Southeast Branches.
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