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April is National Poetry Month!

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It’s hard to imagine a world without the soul-stirring poems of Maya Angelou, the comic verse of Ogden Nash, or the influential works of Walt Whitman, the father of free verse. Now during National Poetry Month, you can kick up your own poetry appreciation—and enjoyment—with poetry programs and more. 

Jacksonville’s Best Book Warehouse Sale

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Who says good hardbacks are too expensive to buy? Shop the Warehouse Book Sale for an affordable way to add to your personal library or to pick up a nice gift book. The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Bookstore is located at the University Park Branch Library. You can shop cheap, used books during these open hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New Year, New App

Our new Jacksonville Public Library App has arrived and we’re pretty excited to share it with you. The app takes ease of access to our materials and pushes it to the max. Find it in the Apple Store and the Google Play Store and start getting all the materials you love all in one place.

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!

Local Author Collection at JPL

If it's always been your dream to see your published work on the shelves of your local library then we have a dream come true for you—submit your work for the Local Author Collection! Jax Library is working on developing a new collection—the Local Author Collection—and we want your work to be included. Here's what you need to know for your submission to be considered: ilovejpl blog post image

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!

Calling All Authors

Hey authors, are you looking to participate in the literary event of the year? Check out the Jax Book Fest at the Main Library on Saturday, March 3, 2018. It’s the best chance for readers to meet and mingle with best-selling and local authors, purchase books, attend workshops and favorite genres.

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!

 

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