The Jackson County Library Foundation supports a variety of programs and manages bequests and donations to branch libraries. As a fiscal agent for the entire library system, JCLF receives and dispenses monies to enhance and expand services, opportunities and book collections. Below is a sampling of our current activities.

Baby’s First Book

Baby’s First Book guarantees that almost all of Jackson County’s new families will have at least one children’s book in their home. Packets are distributed in either English or Spanish to ensure that all residents have equal access to literacy materials, including information on the importance of reading to babies. Materials include a board baby… Read More.

Book Collections Program

The collection is our most precious asset. We encourage you to come explore all the books, reference materials, software, CDs and DVDs, ebooks and audiobooks. Donors purchase books for libraries throughout the County, and often support collections of specific interest to them or their businesses. The popularity of e-books, electronic readers and audio devices has pushed… Read More.

Spanish Language Books Programs

For our Spanish-speaking readers, we support reading programs with LISTO, the purchase of English as a second language books, DVDs, Dia de los Ninos programs, young adult books in Spanish. Your donations help us continue to offer books and resources to the fastest-growing population in Jackson County, and to help all Spanish-speakers access information, reading… Read More.

Technology Support Program

As many people use the library for Internet access, we support increased and upgraded access to technology. Your donations help us upgrade existing hardware, software, and to purchase new technologies for the library system. JCLF nor JCLS accepts donations of outdated or equipment no longer in use. Please contact us if you are considering a… Read More.

Children’s Storytelling Program

We support opportunities for children to be exposed to the magic of books and the joy of reading. The Library Foundation is a long time sponsor of the Children’s Festival in Jacksonville. Our highest priority is programming for children and increasing awareness of the importance of early childhood literacy. Each library branch offers several storytelling… Read More.

Outreach to Homebound Program

Outreach to Homebound delivers library materials to individuals in Jackson County who cannot get to the library due to age, illness or disability. The Library Foundation supports this program through gifts to Outreach as specified by the donor. For example, you may make a gift to support Outreach to the Homebound and tell us exactly… Read More.

Outreach to Child Care

Jackson County Library Services provides age-appropriate books and story times to young children in participating daycare sites throughout Jackson County. Services are also provided to Spanish-speaking daycare sites. The Outreach to Daycare program helps set the foundation for reading and a love of books in young children by making high quality picture books accessible to… Read More.