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First Read: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A new vision-screening campaign aimed at kids will start in Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville Public Library promotes its free audiobook service. Ocean researchers track great white sharks in the waters off Jacksonville, while the Coast Guard is monitoring the debris from an exploded rocket as it floats north from more than 150 miles off Florida’s coast.

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Coast Guard Monitoring Rocket Debris

The Coast Guard is monitoring the debris field of a rocket that exploded during take-off on Sunday.

The debris from is floating north more than 150 miles off the coast of Florida, and it is not expected to impact beaches over July Fourth weekend.

St Johns County spokeswoman Sarah Hand says while it’s not likely debris will land along the first coast, beach-goers should keep their eyes open.  

“It’s best to stay away from any debris or any perceived debris and immediately call Spacex or the Coast Guard,” she said.

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Jacksonville Public Library Celebrates ‘Audiobook Month’

The American Publishers Association has designated June as audiobook month. The Jacksonville Public Library is celebrating the month by touting its free audiobook delivery service. The library offers so-called “talking books” and magazines to city residents who are blind or living with physical disabilities.

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