St. Johns County Recognized April 7-13, 2024 as National Library Week

At the April 2, 2024, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting, Commissioner Krista Joseph, District 4, issued a proclamation recognizing April 7-13, 2024 as National Library Week. Representatives from the St. Johns County Public Library System attended the meeting to receive the proclamation.

Libraries have long been revered as pillars of knowledge and community support. They tirelessly serve both in-person and virtually, curating collections that cater to diverse populations and needs. Beyond their traditional roles, libraries foster education, literacy, and democracy, championing the free exchange of information.

Moreover, libraries are essential hubs for technological access, offering broadband internet, computers, and training crucial for educational, employment, and business endeavors. The St. Johns County Public Library System stands in solidarity with libraries nationwide, recognizing their profound impact on society.

During the presentation, Debra Rhodes Gibson, Library Director, highlighted various programs and services available through the St. Johns County Public Library System:

  • “Ride & Read” – Show a library card on the first Wednesday of each month at any COA Sunshine bus stop and ride for free that day! There’s a bus stop near each library locations.
  • Enjoy solar eclipse events at the Main and Ponte Vedra Beach branch libraries.
  • Check out the Hastings Job Fair on April 6 at the Harris Community Center.
  • Check this website for AARP Tax-Aide assistance centers and make an appointment.
  • Expanded library hours begin on Sunday, April 7, at Bartram Trail, Main, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Southeast branch libraries and on Monday, April 8, at the Anastasia Island and Hastings branches.
  • Join the teens at Bartram Trail on April 10 for advanced teen sewing fun.
  • Participate in a bookmark designing contest. It is categorized by age group, and the winners in each category will receive a prize provided by the local Friends of the Library groups. Four grand prize-winning designs will also be turned into bookmarks available in all locations!

Residents are encouraged to explore further information and resources on the St. Johns County Library website. As National Library Week approaches, let us celebrate the enduring significance of libraries in enriching lives and strengthening communities.