Ta'Vianna Brooks

Ta'Vianna Brooks

Ta’Vianna Brooks is an intern at the Jacksonville Public Library through the Mayor’s Youth Program. Also, she is currently a student at the University of North Florida. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, spending time with her family, and online shopping.

Books For Kids To Put On Hold This Month

Books For Kids To Put On Hold This July

Fiction and non-fiction galore! July has new releases that are guaranteed to keep kids entertained!  A to Z Mysteries (Crime in the Crypt) by Ron Roy features familiar characters (Josh, Dink, and Ruth Rose) going on strange, thrilling adventures! Snakes Smell With Their Tongues!: And Other Amazing Facts by Thea Feldman presents itself as a book full of exciting snake facts. The best part is we currently have our annual summer reading challenge, and these books can help you in your mission! Check out the full list below and be sure to put a few on hold. 

Big Bag Book Sale Is Back!

Big Bag Book Sale

The Big Bag Book Sale Is Back!

It’s that time again for the Big Bag Booksale! You can shop great deals—not only on books, but music CD's, movies, audiobooks, records, and more. 

Books To Get The Whole Family Pumped For The Summer Olympics

If you are feeling pumped about the 2021 Summer Olympics, channel that excitement into these exhilarating books that commemorate the Olympics. We've put together a booklist for both adults and kids so that the whole family can get pumped for the Olympic Games together!

Top Book Releases Coming To The Library In July

July has an abundance of new, highly anticipated book releases! USA Today's bestselling authors Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor wrote a historical fiction book called Three Words for Goodbye. Additionally, Brian Staveley continues his wildly popular epic fantasy series, the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, with the fifth latest installment, The Empire’s Ruin. Are you excited yet? Many excellent books like these will be arriving at the library in July.  Also, remember to check out the Summer Reading program if you have not already!

Children's Books For Fourth Of July

With America’s birthday approaching, why not up the fun of the festivities with some great Fourth of July reads? We’ve compiled a list of Fourth of July books for kids that are both educational and entertaining. While Independence Day is a great day to celebrate with fireworks and fun, it’s also important to educate children on what the day is truly all about. Fictional books such as July Jitters and Fireworks at the FBI are packed with compelling Fourth of July adventures while non-fictional books such as Fourth of July Fireworks and Independence Day explain the history behind the holiday and its importance. Do not forget these books can help you succeed in our annual Summer Reading Program!

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