New format with more titles to choose from and even more fun programming

The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to announce a new approach to the 17th annual St. Johns Reads community-wide reading program. Featuring four titles across four different genres, “St. Johns Reads: Secrets” will interest not only fans of fantasy, mystery, or historical fiction, but those who enjoy stories of the complicated relationship we have with ourselves and others. The titles for “St. Johns Reads: Secrets” are:

  •  “Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,” by Anna Lillios
  • “Children of Blood and Bone,” by Tomi Adeyemi
  • “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng
  • “The Vanishing Half,” by Brit Bennett

Titles will be available to enjoy in print, large print, audiobook on disc, digital audiobook, and ebook formats. A variety of virtual and in-person programs inspired by all four titles will be offered throughout the month of January 2022, including food and art programs, author interviews, and much more.

As in the previous two years, the St. Johns County Public Library will also host the “Lace Up for Libraries” 5K event as the big finale to St. Johns Reads 2022. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, at the Nocatee Station Field, 400 Nocatee Center Way. Participants will help raise funds for programming and author visits for future St. Johns Reads events. To learn more about this event, including the virtual participation option, visit

To read any one or all of this year’s titles and discover more about “St. Johns Reads: Secrets” events and programs, contact your local branch library or visit


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