City of Jacksonville


River City Readers Event Flyer

Mayor Deegan to Launch River City Readers Literacy Initiative on January 27th

January 24, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan will launch River City Readers, her citywide reading challenge for school-age children, on Saturday, January 27, 2024 with a kickoff event at the main library downtown.
Kickoff attendees will receive free books from READ JAX and READ USA as well as free backpacks; see author Vincent Taylor perform; and have the chance to participate in other activities. There will also be boxed lunches.
Mayor Deegan will challenge all attendees, and the entire city, to download a free app called Beanstack. Through this app, children and their caregivers will be able to log their reading minutes with the goal of reading at least 20 minutes per day. At the end of the year, the city’s top young readers will be given prizes.
10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2024
Jacksonville Public Library, Main Branch
303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Mayor Deegan, City of Jacksonville
Jimmy Peluso, Jacksonville City Council
Author Vincent Taylor
Jaxson de Ville, the ROAR Cheerleaders and the Jaguars D-Line
PBS Kids Characters