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Best of Teen Read Week

It's Teen Read Week! Check out some of our favorite young adult titles by authors like John Green, Angie Thomas, and Jason Reynolds.

Calling All Authors!

The Jax Book Fest application for authors and literary-related vendors is now open.

True Crime Books

These tales of serial murder and other scary crimes are sure to leave you spooked.

Best of Jax 2018

We’re on the Folio Weekly Best of Jax ballot this year! Cast your vote for us in the following categories.

Jax Makes 2018

Calling all makers, artisans, and creatives galore! Join us for this year's Jax Makes on Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Banned Books

Words have power—read a banned book! Each September, the Jacksonville Public Library celebrates First Amendment rights during Banned Books Week. At this time, we encourage readers to pick up books that have been banned or challenged in the United States. 

Lasting LaVilla with Bob Self

LaVilla rowhouses.

Jacksonville’s historic LaVilla neighborhood was our city’s first suburb.

Kids' Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

5 books for kids that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15! Read along with us to celebrate the generations of Hispanic Americans who have contributed greatly to our nation. Put these titles on hold today and read them aloud to your family during Hispanic heritage Month!

Programs for History Lovers

Map of the Southeastern United States with compass near Florida.

At our upcoming history programs, we’re discussing Giant Ground Sloths and Bermuda Triangle extraterrestrial activity. Bet you didn’t think you’d learn about these topics at the library. These aren’t your average history lectures!

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