Amanda Toman

Amanda Toman

Amanda Toman is a mama, digital marketer, wifey and avid reader. You will either find her in the marketing department for the Jacksonville Public Library, spending time with her family, reading her Kindle, at a Pure Barre class, at Disney World, or at home binge watching the latest book to TV show series. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library.

Fall Books For Kids To Celebrate Autumn

Fall Books for Kids at the Library

Fall is the perfect time to snuggle up with a mug of apple cider and a big stack of fall books! These children’s books about fall are perfect for learning about the changing of seasons and the cool, crisp days ahead. Although the leaves and weather may not be changing just yet, we can always dive into a good book to take us there. Take a peek at our autumn picks because the kids (and you!) are going to just fall in love with these books.

September 2021 New Book Releases for Adults

Find your new favorite fall reads coming to the library this month! This collection of new releases was put together by our expert librarians and in this list you will find tons of books that are perfect to add to your to-be-read pile.

Book Clubs To Join This September

September Book Clubs

This fall the Library is offering several monthly book clubs, both in-branch and virtual and there are tons of genres to choose from! Some books that are featured this month are 1984 by George Orwell, The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson, Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen, The Less People Know About Us by Axton Betz-Hamilton and Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. Be sure to check out our newest book club, Nuts About Reading at the West Branch! 

Pop-Up Storytime: Celebrate Summer At The Cummer With Mr. Joe

Kick-off your summer weekends in July with Mr. Joe! Join Mr. Joe and library staff on Friday evenings in July at  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens for a special Pop-Up Storytime to celebrate Summer at the Cummer! Mr. Joe will present two Pop-Up Storytimes at 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm in the newly refreshed and nationally recognized education center, Art Connections. The Library will also have a table in Art Connections where you can sign up for a library card and check out books! Bring the family to experience stories, songs, art, culture, and community this Summer at the Cummer! 

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