Who Can Join?

girl-magnifying-glassWho can join the Jax Kids Book Club?

Children enrolled in any Jacksonville VPK program are automatically registered for the JaxKids Book Club.

If your child is not enrolled in a VPK program, resides in Duval County and is entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020, they are also eligible to join.

The JaxKids Book Club is designed to help children improve their school readiness skills and get ready to read over the summer before their kindergarten school year begins.

What do JaxKids Book Club members receive?

Each Book Club member receives a free reusable clear backpack filled with a set of 7 age-appropriate books, written about various historical, geographical and cultural aspects in Jacksonville. Families will also have access to the new JaxKids Book Club website where you can access interactive flashcards and audio books. A new Facebook page is also available for sharing photos and stories of adventures with Flat Pete (also included in the backpack).

How does your child receive a JaxKids Book Club backpack?

Children who are enrolled in a VPK program DO NOT need to be registered—they are automatically registered for the Book Club with their VPK enrollment and will receive their books through their child care center.
If your 4-year-old attends a non-VPK center or does not attend a child care program at all, you will need to register them for the Book Club through this website by clicking HERE. Upon completion of the form, a printable voucher will appear that you can bring to one of the designated local libraries listed below to redeem your JaxKids Book Club backpack and books.

Kids Hope Alliance

(904) 255-4400
1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd • 32206

Mon – Fri, Sat: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun: CLOSED

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Child care providers not affiliated with the VPK program may register their 4-year-old classes HERE.
DCPS Pre-K teachers may register their 4-year-old classes HERE.

Register Here

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