Graphic Novel Book Club for Kids

Posted by - January 11, 2022

Are your kids reluctant readers? Or visual learners who enjoy books with lots of illustrations? Transitioning from early chapter books to longer novels? Graphic novels are a great option to get kids excited about moving to new reading levels. That’s why we’re starting a book club for ages 8-12 dedicated specifically to graphic novels! We’ll

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JCPL Staff’s Favorite Reads of 2021

Posted by - December 29, 2021
As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to share our favorite books of the year with you. Browse the list below to read the book summaries* and click on the covers to place holds. And don’t forget, we always love giving recommendations! Request a Book Bundle or call (423) 434-4450 for personalized help from
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How to hoopla!

Posted by - December 27, 2021

Your Library is excited to provide you with hoopla digital! With your library card, you have free access to hoopla’s collection of over 850,000 digital books, comics, music, movies, and TV shows. hoopla is unique in that everything you see in its catalog is immediately available; you’ll never have to place a hold or wait

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Digital Magazines for the Holidays

Posted by - December 21, 2021
Did you know that your library card gives you access to tons of popular digital and physical magazines? Tennessee READS offers digital options, including publications like Bon Appétit, Real Simple, The Economist, and more. With the holidays coming up, you may be particularly interested in lifestyle magazines full of winter celebration ideas. For example, you can check
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Help Choose the Next Volunteer State Book Awards

Posted by - December 21, 2021

Do your kids have favorite books? Would they like to vote for their favorite to win an award? Tennessee gives kids and teens the chance to choose their favorite books every year with the Volunteer State Book Awards! Jennifer Johnson, your Library’s school age program coordinator, says, “The really great thing about these awards is

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Celebrities Are People Too

Posted by - December 3, 2021

Some great celebrity autobiographies and biographies were published in 2021, and we’ve got them on the shelves! You can read all about the lives of the rich and famous, from Katie Couric and Will Smith to Billy Porter and Brandi Carlile. Browse and check out the books below by clicking the titles. If you’d like

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Giving Blood: A Little Deed That Goes a Long Way

Posted by - December 1, 2021

Your Library is hosting a blood drive in partnership with Marsh Regional Blood Center on Friday, December 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Marsh Regional Blood Center will set up a bloodmobile in the Library’s parking lot. Registration is encouraged but walk-ins are also welcome. Click here to sign up for a 15-minute time slot. Donors

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Practice Deep Listening in Community Conversations

Posted by - November 23, 2021

Deep, intentional listening is more important than ever these days. That’s why your Library hosts an ongoing series called Community Conversations, to give you a chance to listen to and learn about others (and let others get to know you!) in a nonjudgmental space. Community Conversations are facilitated and structured listening circles for people who

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Register Now for Mother Goose!

Posted by - October 22, 2021

Mother Goose, which is a program for children ages birth-18 months and their caregivers, starts back up in November! The program is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10 a.m., and runs from November 2-24. We’ll meet in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room every week so we can be socially distanced. Feel free to bring a

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