bedtime stories for kids & sleepy adults

Watch for our new Vimeo Channel series, premiering later this fall. We're gathering JCBA friends from around the world to tell stories and read children's books to help your little ones fall asleep. (Kids, don't tell the adults, but our plan is to keep you up with us while the adults catch 40 winks. But that's just between us.)

This new series will premiere on the JCBA Vimeo Channel ( later this fall, with a new story released every few weeks. If you have a good story or if you are a good reader, contact us and let's chat about the possibility of getting your tale on the air.

REAL MAIL FRIDAYS: Halloween Social

Two Fridays October 22 & 29
2 to 5 PM Eastern
From Wherever You Are, via Zoom

Spooky & nice, so let's do it twice! The soundtrack will get a bit more mysterious for these two Real Mail Fridays socials as we gather virtually to write Halloween cards and autumnal greetings. And though it's billed as a letter writing social, join us to do whatever it is you need to do: carve a jack o' lantern, make candy apples, make a costume, cast a spell... whatever it is you're doing, you can do it in the company of friends from around the globe. Real Mail Fridays: three hours of quiet working time, set to a very Jaffe soundtrack, with a short break once or twice an hour to chat. Supremely heartwarming.

COVID-19 Update

As FAU Libraries begins its complete reopening process this summer, the Jaffe Center for Book Arts is here to serve the FAU community through a hybrid model of on-site and technology-enhanced services to ensure safety while meeting the needs of FAU faculty and students. As of July 15, 2021, the Jaffe Center is open to on-site visitors by appointment only, Monday to Friday between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. To schedule an appointment, please call (561) 297-4189 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We are not currently scheduling in-person group tours. Wednesday Tours are suspended until further notice. In-person Real Mail Fridays socials are suspended until further notice, as well.

You may also use the form at the bottom of this page to schedule a virtual appointment, or to inquire about a virtual Book Arts Roadshow for your community group. We utilize Zoom for virtual appointments and all our virtual programming, which has developed into a bright and robust collection of virtual workshops, gallery talks, and weekly socials that attract people from around the world. We encourage you to join this new global JCBA community, which makes book arts neighbors of us all, no matter where we live. Visit our EVENTS and WORKSHOPS pages to take part.