Libraries = Strong Communities: National Library Week 2019


April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.

SJCPLS is proud to announce this National Library Week that the library is adding a set of Oculus-Go Virtual Reality (VR) viewers to its collection of educational resources. Purchased through a LSTA Innovation Grant Award, these viewers will allow the library to enhance the technological knowledge of our community through immersive VR experiences and programming.

Library programs encourage community members to meet to discuss civic issues, work together using new technologies like VR viewers, or learn alongside one another in SAT prep classes. Library staff also partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s core needs are being met.

“Libraries are cornerstones of democracy, promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all,” said Library Director Debra Rhodes Gibson. “They also foster civic engagement by keeping people in formed and aware of community events and issues.”

Celebrate National Library Week by sharing your library story—how do you library?

Post photos, videos, or text on social media highlighting what you love about your library, whether it’s a way your library brings your community together or a few of your favorite library resources and activities. Share during National Library Week (April 7 – 13) using the hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter or Instagram or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page for a chance to win big: one randomly selected poster will receive a $100 VISA gift card. The promotion begins Sunday, April 7 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 13 at noon CT.

If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries secure much-needed funding and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in #MyLibraryMyStory is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!

SJCPLS is celebrating National Library Week by hosting a wide variety of special programs for kids, teens and adults. Join us for a great week celebrating how Libraries = Strong Communities!

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mon22apr10:15 am10:45 amInfant Foundations10:15 am - 10:45 am Southeast Branch

mon22apr11:00 am11:30 amRomp & Rhyme Storytime11:00 am - 11:30 am Southeast Branch

mon22apr11:15 am11:45 amSIGNING STORYTIME11:15 am - 11:45 am Main Branch

mon22apr2:00 pm3:00 pmChair Yoga for Seniors2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Southeast Branch

mon22apr2:15 pm3:15 pmBookmobile: Oaks at St. Johns2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Bookmobile

mon22apr4:00 pm5:00 pmPeople's Law School4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Southeast Branch

mon22apr6:00 pm6:45 pmTeen Creative Writing Club6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Southeast Branch1 Guest is attendingSpaces Still Available

tue23apr11:00 am12:00 pmStorytime and Bookmobile @ Nocatee11:00 am - 12:00 pm Bookmobile

tue23apr11:00 am12:00 pmFAMILY STORYTIME AND CRAFTING11:00 am - 12:00 pm Main Branch

tue23apr1:00 pm2:00 pmThe Art of Change1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Anastasia Island Branch

tue23apr1:30 pm3:30 pmBookmobile: Publix @ Nocatee Town Center (weekly stop)1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Bookmobile

tue23apr2:00 pm3:30 pmThe History of You: Ancestry Memoirs2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Southeast Branch

tue23apr3:00 pm4:00 pmPonte Vedra Beach Tuesday Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

tue23apr4:00 pm6:00 pmCrochet Club4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Main Branch

tue23apr4:30 pm6:25 pmSt. Augustine Satsang4:30 pm - 6:25 pm Anastasia Island Branch

tue23apr5:00 pm7:45 pmACT/SAT Classes for Teens5:00 pm - 7:45 pm Bartram Trail Branch

tue23apr6:00 pm7:45 pmTeen & Tween Dungeons & Dragons - Registration Required6:00 pm - 7:45 pm Southeast Branch

tue23apr6:30 pm7:15 pmBedtime Storytime6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Southeast Branch

wed24apr10:15 am10:40 amBaby/Toddler Little Ones Classes10:15 am - 10:40 am Anastasia Island Branch

wed24apr10:30 am11:00 amRomp & Rhyme Storytime10:30 am - 11:00 am Southeast Branch

wed24apr10:30 am11:30 amGypsy Skirt Dance with Gina Marie Newman10:30 am - 11:30 am Main Branch

wed24apr10:45 am11:05 amToddler / Pre-School Craft Time10:45 am - 11:05 am Anastasia Island Branch

wed24apr11:05 am11:35 amPre-School Little Ones Classes11:05 am - 11:35 am Anastasia Island Branch

wed24apr11:15 am12:00 pmPreschool Storytime11:15 am - 12:00 pm Southeast Branch

wed24apr2:15 pm2:50 pmKids Handwriting Improvement Class2:15 pm - 2:50 pm Southeast Branch

wed24apr2:30 pm3:30 pmLego Mindstorms Lab2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Hastings Branch

wed24apr2:30 pm3:30 pmKids Art Lab for Home & After School Kids2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Anastasia Island Branch

wed24apr3:00 pm3:45 pmKids Cursive Class3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Southeast Branch

wed24apr4:30 pm6:00 pmCAMP NANOWRIMO FOR TEENS4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Main Branch4 Guests are attending6 Spots remaining

thu25apr10:15 am10:45 amBABYTIME10:15 am - 10:45 am Main Branch

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