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February Staff Picks


If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Once a month we compile weekly suggestions from our staff right here for you. Find out what our librarians are reading, who their favorite authors are (and why) and more! Follow along with #JPLPicks on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog! We'd love to see what you're reading! If you want to share your own #JPLPicks with us feel free to send us a photo of you with your book and tell us why you want to recommend it!

Kim from PCR holding I Love You Forever

This #JPLPick was getting us into the Valentine spirit!! Kim from PCR says I love you this week with Robert Munsch's I Love You Forever. This is an all-time favorite for Kim, who read it to all 4 of her children. She loves how the story shows that we are the caregivers when children are young and as time progresses the role reverses. Read a copy to your loved ones by checking out a copy at your local branch:

Staff Nicole Seven Chinese Brothers JPLPicks

Nicole, Beaches Branch, is helping us celebrate the Chinese New Year with #JPLPicks this week. ""The Seven Chinese Brothers" by Margaret Mahy is a beautifully illustrated retelling of a popular tale in Chinese folklore in which seven brothers outwit the emperor of China using their extraordinary individual qualities."​ Check out a copy here:

Black Panther Throwback for Movie JPLPicks

We've got a throwback for our #JPLPicks this week to celebrate the Black Panther movie! Andre from Beaches recommends "Black Panther: A Nation Under our Feet, Book 2" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Andre says, "What’s not to love about a book with afro-futurism, political intrigue, superheroes and, wonderful illustrations. Everyone loves cool cats!" Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think?​ Get lost in the world of Wakanda here:


Local Author Collection Jax Book Fest JPLPicks

Our #JPLpicks this week goes out to a very special group of books: our Local Author Collection! This collection was unveiled Saturday, March 3rd at the Main Library during Jax Book Fest! Come visit it in person and check a book out! 

Monday, March 12, 2018

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