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Pick Up One of These Picture Books This November

Picture Book Month

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.

Books For Fans Of Weird Cosmic Sci-Fi Worlds Like Lovecraft Country

Howard Phillips Lovecraft created compelling horror fiction—much of which is rooted in his racist beliefs and other anxieties. This can make revisiting his classic works such as Mountains of Madness challenging for readers... luckily there are plenty of modern authors working either within Lovecraft’s established mythology or in worlds of their own drawing some inspiration from his style of weird fiction.

Kapow! Happy Graphic Novels in Libraries Month 2020!

Graphic Novels Month

In case you need an excuse to read more graphic novels, July is National Graphic Novels in Libraries month! With thrilling sci-fi and fantasy, action-packed manga and hero-led humor, graphic novels are sure to captivate readers of all ages. Whether you're a graphic novels connoisseur, or just getting started, the library has great material waiting for you to check out. You can access tons of graphic novels on Hoopla when you create a free account using your Jacksonville Public Library card!  

Presidents Day Reads

Presidents Day Reads, Presidents Day, Jacksonville Public Library

Presidents Day began as a holiday to honor the birth of George Washington on February 22, 1732 and is still officially called Washington's Birthday.  Now the day honors all Presidents.  Pick a Presidential biography to bone up on one of the 44 men to live in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Only pick one though, because these are long reads.

St. Patrick's Day Books for Lucky Kids

Books for Lucky Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! For kids, the magical tales of mythical leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow make this day extra special. Below are ten books that are perfect for sharing with kids to help them understand and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it’s a book about the history of the holiday, a classic folktale, or a mischevious adventure with a leprechaun, there’s something here for every child that encourages them to dream, play, and try their luck.

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