April's New Releases For Young Adults

A thrilling sci-fi adventure set against an intergalactic war, a steamy, prank filled summer romance, and more. April is here and so are a bunch of new YA books. These are the titles you don’t want to miss this spring.

Ten Memorable Books To Get Kids Excited About National Library Week

As parents, we are always interested in learning new ways to make our parenting better. Your local library may be an answer. A habit of regular library visits is a great way to help children develop a love for reading. If you haven’t stepped foot inside a library lately, you might still think of them as just a quiet room with books. But, libraries are so much more!

April 2021 New Book Releases For Adults

April is a great month for new book releases here at the Jacksonville Public Library! We're welcoming in the month with a list of new reads from Elin Hilderbrand, Anthony Bourdain, Brooke Baldwin and more.

Dynamic Book Duos for PB&J Day

Name a more iconic duo than Peanut Butter and Jelly. We’ll wait! Of course, if you’re looking for a memorable “double act” in your next read, look no further. To help you celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, enjoy reading these stories featuring some of our (and soon-to-be your) favorite literary partnerships. Bonus: these books won’t trigger nut allergies!

Poems That Resonate

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April is National Poetry Month! This 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to remind us that poets have an integral role to play in our culture. And what better time than Spring to promote artists and an art form that’s given us so much beauty? Whether you’re looking for a new poet, revisiting old favorites, or composing your own haiku, freeform poem, rhyme, or blank verse: the Library’s collection is a great place to enhance your own life with this literary art form.

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