Beaches Public Library, Neptune Beach, FL

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

Jacksonville Public Library

I grew up in a book lover's home: Dad worked selling paper to book publishers, Mom worked for Oxford University Press, and the Sunday New York Times Best Seller list was a topic of conversation.

While I frequently got my Stephen King hardbacks for free, we used our local library as well. I grew up going to the library and borrowing books.

The Beaches Public Library in Neptune Beach is targeted for closing currently as part of the budget cuts by the City of Jacksonville. This is the ONLY library at the beach in Duval County.

While you personally may not use the library that much, your tax dollars support it, and many families use it on a daily basis, year round. 

I went up to pick up a DVD today, and signed the petition to keep the Beaches Library open - please get out there and sign the petition, or, contact your City Council member to tell them how vital it is to keep this branch of the library open. 


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Comments (5)

Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ugh, I hate to seeing public libraries suffer from lack of funds.  Like the fine arts in school there seems to be less support for libraries than school sports and sporting venues.  Thank you for getting the word out to the community to voice their opinion by signing the petition.

Jul 20, 2013 03:26 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Carol, in today's hectic lifestyle don't use the public library but it was a big part of my early teenage years! Enjoy your day and I hope the petition saves the library!

Jul 20, 2013 09:26 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Carol.  My town, Dudley, Ma, built a state of the art library with grant money.  It is so sad to see so few people taking advantage of this resource.

Jul 20, 2013 09:33 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Carol I have seen this trend  here as well. Here we had 2 libraries and they are looking to condense to 1, My first thought is fo rteh library to use a more public/private relationship and reach out to business for support and sponsors. Of course it is too easy to think they could cut some waste to fund what benefits the area.

Jul 21, 2013 12:16 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Mary - I know, it's horrible, and since we are so large, this would be a real loss at the beaches. Wayne - it's vital for a thriving community to have access to libraries. Conrad - we are putting a new roof on this very library this fall, so I'm confused. Scott - we can't lose these assets.
Jul 21, 2013 12:33 AM