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New Books for Spring 2019

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The best part about a new season? New books! Here are the hot new titles our librarians are recommending most.

Staff Picks: January 2019

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It's a well-known fact that librarians have great taste in books. Here's what our staff has been reading lately.

October Staff Picks

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Get recommendations from our library staff!

Banned Books

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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. 

January Staff Picks 2018

If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Each 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 Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog!

December Staff Picks

We've made it a whole year with our #JPLPicks, and we have featured some great reads! We'll continue on in 2018, but check out our last picks for 2017 below! Follow along with us in the new year, once a week our literary mavens are featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite books and authors or reads they need to share with others!

 

November Staff Picks

Each month we feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite books and authors or reads they need to share with others. This month we were giving thanks for some of our most avid young readers and trying to appease the dinos!

So that's what a book club is supposed to be like!

Stacey Goldring, host of the monthly First Coast Connect Book Club on 89.9 WJCT and creator of the Chapter Endnotes Bookclub generously invited me to attend one of her meetings a few months ago. What I experienced totally changed my perspective about what book clubs are and what they're supposed to be! 

October Staff Picks

Each month we feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite books and authors or reads they need to share with others. Find the selection from this month below, and if you want to see what our librarians have recommended in the past check out our blog!

 

September Staff Picks

Each month we feature a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we compile them for you right here; that way you won’t miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite books and authors or reads they need to share with others.

 

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