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.

Books To Get Kids Pumped For The Winter Olympics

Books To Get Kids Pumped For The Winter Olympics

The Olympics offer an opportunity to teach kids important lessons about resilience, teamwork, discipline, winning, and losing. Learn more about the Olympic history and winter sports featured at the event with this list of children’s books available through the Library. From silly reads to true stories of barrier-breaking athletes, these books will inspire and entertain your own little athletes all year long.

Happy #LibraryShelfieDay 2022!

Wednesday, Jan. 26 is National #LibraryShelfieDay. The New York Public Library's official definition of a library shelfie is, "A photograph that one has taken of oneself at a library, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam, and shared via social media. Library Shelfie Day is celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of January and began in 2014." Book lovers from all over the world are invited to share their library shelfies on social media!

Jacksonville Public Library's Top Checkouts of 2021

Jacksonville Public Library's Most Checked Out Books Of 2021

We tallied the checkouts, measured the hold requests, and crunched the numbers to find out which books Jacksonville residents checked out most from Jacksonville Public Library in 2021. Below you'll find the top 12 checkouts system-wide. 

Books to Read If You Love The Show Ozark

Season 4 of Ozark is coming back to Netflix on Friday, January 21, 2022. The fourth and final installment of the crime drama will feature a total of 14 new episodes. It’s been almost two years since fans saw the shocking season three finale and if you're anything like other Ozark fans, you are counting down the days until season four begins. While we wait for the fourth season to air, here are some read-alike recommendations sure to hold you over until you can get your Ozark fix in! 

Festive Cozy Mysteries for the Holiday Season

Cozy Christmas Mysteries

The holiday season is the perfect time to curl up in your favorite spot with a good holiday book. Cozy mystery novels, with their backdrops of snowy small towns, bed and breakfasts, coffee shops, village bakeries, and quaint book stores make for the perfect read this time of year.

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