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April is almost over, which means it’s gonna be May (insert Justin Timberlake meme here) and time to start adding to your TBR summer reading list! Beach reads, incredibly moving memoirs, the first issue of a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) — whatever usually makes it to the top of your list summer reading list, we have lots of books for you to explore. Here are our highlighted picks for the best new books to check out this May.
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.
In previous years, you may have been able to catch your fellow Jacksonvillians reading their latest library book at places like the beach, your monthly book club, at 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 reading?
In libraries, classrooms, family rooms, and at bedtime around the world, every day print picture books take children on incredible journeys of discovery and bring people together. Whether it’s a new or beloved story, children begin to associate words with meaning and are introduced to beautiful artwork that they can hold in their lap. Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book and its importance during the month of November.
September 15 through October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the diverse and rich cultures and countless contributions the Hispanic and Latinx people give to the world. To honor the month ahead, we’ve pulled together a list of books that celebrate Hispanic culture. This book list features fiction and nonfiction books for both kids and adults that were written by and about Latinx and Hispanic authors and characters from all over the world. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by reading along with us!
No matter what you're celebrating this season, there's something for everyone to read at the library. Get into the holiday spirit with some of our Readers' Advisory book suggestions!