Books to Commemorate Military Appreciation Month

Friday, May 10, 2024

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# A Salute to the Military & Military Families

May is National Military Appreciation Month in the United States. In commemoration, Library staff have curated a list of books that cover diverse aspects of military history, including biographies of famous military leaders, accounts of battles and wars, memoirs of soldiers, stories about military spouses, and more. The list also includes books on military strategy, weaponry, and tactics, as well as books on the impact of war. 

Jacksonville Public Library has an AMAZING collection of books featuring stories and information written by and about people from varied backgrounds, races, ethnicities, life experiences, and viewpoints. Throughout the month, the Library will highlight books in our collection by and about people in the military including here on our blog and through book displays in your local library. 

# Book Recommendations

We love to share selections that demonstrate the range of our collection throughout the year, and we encourage you to explore these books with us this month!










Attention River City Readers:

Are you participating in Mayor Deegan's River City Readers challenge? Through the Beanstack app, children and their caregivers will be able to log their reading minutes with an individual goal of reading at least 20 minutes per day, and a citywide goal of reading 300,000 minutes over the next 365 days. At the end of the year, the city’s top young readers will be given prizes!

Join the Challenge

  1. Go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Download and open the Beanstack Tracker app.
  2. You can also register and log your reading minutes on the Beanstack website at
  3. Using the Find a Site search bar, type Jax Library or River City Readers