Library Invites Duval Residents to Help Shape Future Urban Area Libraries

June 16, 2021  
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Community Meetings at Five Libraries to Be Held June 21 – 29

The City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Public Library are inviting Duval residents to visit five branches in late June to tell them what their communities want and need from their neighborhood libraries.
 
Please visit one of these library locations on the following days between 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.:
 

  • Westbrook Branch Library (2809 Commonwealth Ave. – 32254) – Monday, June 21
  • Brown Eastside Branch Library (1390 Harrison St. – 32206) – Tuesday, June 22
  • Brentwood Branch Library (3725 N. Pearl St. – 32206) – Thursday, June 24
  • Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library (918 Edgewood Ave. S. – 32205) – Monday, June 28
  • Dallas Graham Branch Library (2304 Myrtle Ave. N – 32209) – Tuesday, June 29
Guests will be led on a tour through the branch to discuss key services and options. Then each guest will be able to complete a short survey identifying the branch’s strengths and weaknesses. Light refreshments will be available.

The information guests provide will be compiled by Aaron Cohen Associates as part of the Library’s Urban Branch Envisioning project. This important research is being done to ensure that urban area libraries now—and in the future—will be able to provide the right services in the right environment for everyone in the neighborhood.

Registration is not required for these events. They are free and open to the public.

If you have any questions please contact Chris Boivin, Assistant Director for Community Relations and Marketing for Jacksonville Public Library at 904-759-5643 or cboivin@coj.net or visit www.jaxpubliclibrary.org/urban-study

About Jacksonville Public Library

The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than 1.5 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 3.5 million times, and over 6,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org.