Books for Kids and Dads to Celebrate Father's Day

Monday, June 10, 2024

Father's Day Books for Kids and Dads

#Happy Father's Day

On the third Sunday in June, we celebrate fathers, fatherhood, and paternal figures and bonds of all kinds. President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation for Father's Day in 1966. President Nixon later signed it into law (making it a permanent, national holiday). 

Jacksonville Public Library has a great collection of books about fatherhood that kids and their dads are sure to love! Of course, summer is a great time to spend time reading as a family. Not only does it help prevent learning loss while the kids are out of school for the summer, it gives kids and dads an opportunity for quality time and connection. You can listen to an audiobook together in the car on your next road trip. Or grab a book of spooky ghost stories to read around the campfire! 

June is also Men's Mental Health Awareness Month. So, in addition to books about exercise, grilling, homebrewing, and (of course) dad jokes: Library staff have included a few books that speak to some of the challenges fathers face - with a helpful guide on pregnancy for first-time fathers and tips for stay-at-home dads. Or, you can read all about the joys of fatherhood - with meditations and reflections on the kinds of lessons fathers want to teach their children. 


#Book Recommendations

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Let's get DUUUVAL reading!

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 one million minutes in 2024. 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