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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!


What You and Bill Gates Have In Common

Last week, Bill Gates sent out his top book picks for 2016. Investing in Microsoft is a win, but so is investing in your brain. If Bill Gates can read a book a week, then we know the rest of us mere mortals can read at least four each year!

Ten Great Reads for the Beach

By the “JPL Bookfinders”book 1

In today’s world of automated phone systems and computer-generated responses—with little chance of connecting with a human being—Jacksonville Public Library offers something quite surprising: real people who provide customers with personalized booklists.

They call themselves the JPL Bookfinders.

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