Universal Letter Writing Week is recognized every year during the second full week of January and it encourages us all to pick up a pen and paper and write to someone. For inspiration, we’ve also put together a list of letter-writing themed books, including some how-to guides and popular fiction titles that expertly feature this fading method of communication. Keep the tradition of pen pals, postcards, and other personalized posts going strong this week and throughout the new year.
In previous years, you may have been able to catch your fellow Jacksonvillians reading their latest library book at places like the beach, a park, or at a Jacksonville Public Library branch. This year, due to Coronavirus, many of us have been spending our time social distancing and reading at home. Are you interested in knowing what your fellow Jacksonville residents have been spending their time reading? Click to find the top 20 checkouts of 2020.
2021 is kicking off with some amazing new book releases here at Jacksonville Public Library! The month promises new releases from fan favorites, such as Tim Dorsey and Tom Vanderbilt, as well as debut releases from Ashley Audrain and Eley Williams! There’s certainly something for everyone in this list of new book releases!
January 2021 New Releases for Adults
January 2021 New Releases for Young Adults
The holiday season may look a lot different this year. That doesn’t mean we can’t find reasons to celebrate, though! The Library has got you covered with a multi-cultural holiday booklist with recipes that are sure to liven up your festivities. There’s even plant-based and vegan options.
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 — the day the United Nations General Assembly, in 1948, proclaimed the inalienable rights to which everyone is entitled as a human being and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since it’s founding, the Jacksonville Public Library has been an open-to-all institution and is dedicated to serving every corner of Duval County, every neighborhood and every resident. This booklist focuses on a variety human rights issues – throughout history, in the present day, and with an eye towards the future.