December 2020 New Book Releases

December New Releases

A new month means new books here at the Jacksonville Public Library! We've put together a booklist of December's most anticipated new releases for adults and youth. There are plenty of new titles released this month to check out. Don’t forget, curbside pickup is fast, stress-free and available to make all your reading quick, easy and safe!

Books For Learning A New Foreign Language

December is National Learn a Foreign Language Month and since much of the world is stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, why not go fluent? We’ve put together a booklist that will motivate you to become bilingual (or multilingual!) during this new almost-always-home lifestyle. Whether you are new to learning a new language or just brushing up on your foreign language skills, we’ve got you covered! Profite bien!

Veterans Day Books for Adults

War has a huge emotional and physical impact on veterans and their families. This Veteran’s Day, we’ve put together a selection of stories from our collection in honor of those who have served. So, while many focus on what they are grateful for this month: The Library invites you to read true stories of courage and sacrifice from the men and women who have served in uniform on the front lines in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.

Picture Book Month Books

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.

National Novel Writing Month Books

Are you having trouble getting motivated to finally sit down and write that book you’ve been saying you would write one day? This month is the perfect month to start. Join writers of all kinds who can give you advice and encouragement to get writing. If you’re not sure how to start, here is a perfect booklist that will give you a running head start.


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