The Golden Book Society is a group of special friends who believe that our Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) is one of the city’s most treasured assets and essential for enriching the lives of our citizens by creating a vibrant community. Through gifts of $1,000 or more, members of the Golden Book Society help sustain important programs that inspire learning and imagination to develop skills that fuel the aspirations of Jacksonville residents.

All monies donated through this membership are placed in The Next Chapter Endowment. Earnings from that endowment are provided to the JPL each year by the Foundation to enhance programs, services, collections, and equipment. Your gift keeps on giving!

The JPL and the Foundation work hand-in-hand to engage individuals, corporations, and private foundations who recognize the challenges of limited resources and understand the significance of strong community libraries. Through advocacy, fundraising, and building relationships with those who share a passion for the work of the JPL the Foundation is the philanthropic organization founded to provide support that is crucial in helping to sustain the important work of the public library so it can become the thriving center of learning that is the hallmark of a great city.

Membership Benefits include:
• A year’s membership in the Golden Book Society.
• A 20% discount on ticketed events sponsored by the Foundation.
• Invitations to members-only workshops, lectures, and previews.
• Recognition in periodic publications, such as the annual report.
• Acknowledgment on the Foundation website, including a hyperlink to a personal or business website (if desired).

You're in Control

Use the "My donation is for *" drop-down menu to select your preferred area of giving (e.g. Golden Book Society). The Foundation wants to honor your wishes to support award-winning library programs, build the endowments, and recognize our corporate partners.

Don't see your preferred area? Mark the donation as "Area of Greatest Need" and then list your designation in the "Comments" box on the lower part of the donation form.

Current Members

The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation would like to thank the following GBS Members for their support.


Robin & David Albaneze
Leah Beasley
Robert & Allison Chassman
Howard Coker
Carlton & Leslie DeVooght
Susan & Ed Doherty
Dan & Cindy Edelman
Myron Flagler
Bonnie & David Foster
Carol Gilliland
Nancy Green
Grune Family Foundation
Barbara A.B. Gubbin
Lindsay D. Helms
Ann & David Hicks

Brenda & Leroy Hutchins
Kevin & Kathi Hyde
Mary Virginia Skinner Jones
Allison Korman
Joy & Howard Korman
Gasper Irene Lazzara Charitable Foundation
Russell & Joan Newton
Ann Harwood-Nuss & Robert Nuss
Mary Carr Patton
Pamela Y. Paul
Mark Polanis
Sandy & Stephen Ramsey
Robert & Blythe Rhodes
Ryan A. Schwartz
Erin & Christopher Skinner

Paula & Barry Skitsko
Susan & Bruce Smathers
Linda & David Stein
Ellen & Gerard Sullivan
Mary Virginia Terry
Ellen Wiss
Mark & Jette Wood
Jessica & Christopher Wynne

NOTICE TO CONTRIBUTORS. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 1-800-HELP-FLA.  The Jacksonville Public Libraries Foundation, Inc. registration number is CH1616.