April 2015 National Library Week Celebration

In honor of National Library Week, FJPL treated JPL employees to an ice cream sundae.  Our volunteers filled boxes will nuts, cherries, chocolate syrup and money for each location to purchase ice cream and the employees did the rest. Thanks to our volunteer team for delivering the boxes on Monday and Tuesday. Many thanks came to us by email and pictures of the event too (see below).

Libraries are so much more than books!
— Gail Hunyar, past FJPL President

Mandarin Branch Library

Dear Ms Hunyar,

Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!  We received the box of ice cream goodies on Tuesday afternoon and the staff is really excited and pleased with the gift.  What a great way to celebrate National Library Week.  We appreciate your support throughout the year.  You are truly a great Friend of the Jacksonville Public Library.

Please share our thanks with the rest of the Friends and I hope you have a wonderful National Library Week!

Thank you again for your support.  You are the best!!

Lynne Baldwin, Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library

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Thank you so much to the Friends for providing the ice cream and toppings in honor of National Library Week.  As you can see by the pictures, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the treat.


Sandra Ostroski, Branch Manager, Pablo Creek Regional Library

Brentwood Branch

The staff and Story-time bear  of the Brentwood Library would like to thank you for all that you do and the delicious ice cream treat.  It was really appreciated on this hot day.

Betty Williams, Library Associate Sr., Brentwood Branch

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am excited to receive a free ice cream party tomorrow! Thank you very much!

Shayla Simmons, West Regional Library, Library Clerk

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Thank you Friends of the Library for our wonderful ice cream celebration of National Library Week.

We are attaching pictures and we hope that you will enjoy celebrating with us.

Staff of the West Regional and Maxville Branch Library

Susan Arthur, Branch Manager, West Regional Branch Library & Maxville Branch Library

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On behalf of the staff in Support Services, many thanks to the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library for treating us to an ice cream party. We really enjoyed it. We had enough to not only eat ice cream today but more later in the week. FJPL was generous!

Thanks also for FJPL’s support of JPL and its staff throughout the year. We very much appreciate all that you do for us.

Gretchen Mitchell, Assistant Director for Support Services, Jacksonville Public Library

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We loved the ice cream.  Thank you again for thinking about us.

Lynne Baldwin, Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library