To honor your child's birthday, you may donate a book to the library by following these three steps:

1. Select and purchase a book from the JCDS Library Wishlist. The wishlist can be found at

JCDS provides this wishlist at to make book shopping simple. However, we appreciate a hardback copy of any book on the list from any source. Is there a title you love that does not appear on our list? Please email Jen Currie at, and she will check to make sure we don’t already have a copy. Books may be personally delivered to the school or shipped directly to: JCDS Library Birthday Books, 10063 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

2. Please include a note with your book donation that indicates the birthday child's name, month and day of birth, and homeroom or advisory teacher. 

3. Email when a birthday book is purchased so that the library can be sure to share your child’s birthday book with their class when it arrives. Feel free to purchase books as far in advance as you like to ensure they are ready for presentation by your child’s birthday. 
 Once the book is received by our JCDS library:
  • The library specialist will print the birthday child's name on an honorary bookplate to be placed on the inside cover of the book and create a note in our electronic card catalog.
  • Students will be able to search the birthday child's name in the card catalog to find the entry for the donated book.  
  • Birthday books will be presented in front of the child's class, and the honoree will have the option of being first to borrow the donated book.
  • The birthday child will receive a special birthday bookmark. 
Thank you for your birthday book donation!
Please feel free to email Jen Currie at with any questions.
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.