Join the 2021 Summer Learning Matching Gift Challenge

Donations to the Summer Learning Program will be matched by our community partner the Community First Cares Foundation.

Give a Hi $5 for Reading

Help students continue learning over the summer!

It is estimated that students can experience a two- to three-month loss of reading skills over the summer, and the Library’s Summer Learning program is essential to preventing what is known as the “summer-slide.” Each $5 gift covers the cost of one child’s participation in the Summer Learning program, a program not currently supported through taxpayer dollars. Your contribution provides the gift of reading for our youngest Library patrons.


Tennika's Books for Kids

Help Kids Build Their Home Libraries with Tenikka’s Books for Kids

Each year, Action News Jax’s award-winning anchor, Tenikka Hughes, partners with the Library to help kids beat the summer slide. By collecting new books, Tenikka helps kids build their home libraries when they reach their summer reading goals. Additionally, donations help bring in more books and make Summer Learning programs even better so kids can have fun and start the next school year fresh and on pace.

Please enter TB4K or Tenikka’s Books for Kids in the comments so we can make sure your donation goes to this wonderful program. Thank you!

Why a recurring gift is so important.

Your donation of just $5 a month will help children keep their education gains this summer and next. Since every $5 gift offsets the cost of one child to participate in the JPL Summer Learning program, giving throughout the year, month after month, ensures the Summer Learning program has the resources to meet the demand at the neighborhood level, in 21 local library branches across the city now and in the future.

Last year, over 10,000 children participated in Summer Learning. This year's goals are even higher! Consider partnering with us to make this goal possible.

Becoming a monthly donor ensures students keep up with the educational demands of today and helps prepare them for a better tomorrow. Be a part of a neighborhood program that recognizes the importance of children's education by making your generous donation a monthly gift today. Just click the "recurring" button in the form below.

The donation form is secure, encrypted and automatically generates a tax-deductible receipt for you.

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.