Getting to Know Julia

Posted by - August 24, 2018

We’re so excited to welcome our new director, Julia Turpin, and we want to introduce her to you! Watch the video to learn some fun facts about her, then come visit us and learn more. (Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel when you watch the video!)

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Introducing Julia Turpin, JCPL’s new director!

Posted by - July 31, 2018

The summer may be ending, but we’re beginning a new adventure on August 20. That’s when Julia Turpin joins the JCPL staff as our new library director! Julia comes to us from the Appalachian Regional Library, where she was the Wilkes County Librarian. She has worked in legal libraries and academic libraries, but says “my

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Buy your Back-to-School Supplies through Amazon Smile

Posted by - July 23, 2018

It’s hard to believe it, but summer vacation is starting to wrap up. If you’re buying back-to-school supplies, why not give Amazon Smile a chance?   Amazon Smile is one of Amazon’s primary philanthropic endeavors. It gives every Amazon user a chance to designate .5% of the cost of every item they buy towards a

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Julia Turpin named as new library director

Posted by - July 16, 2018

After an extensive national search, the Johnson City Public Library Board of Directors announces the hiring of Julia Turpin of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina as the library’s new director. Julia comes to Johnson City from the Appalachian Regional Library, where she has served as Wilkes County Librarian since October 2014. She fills a vacancy created

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Interim Director Gina Thayer-Coleman

Posted by - April 3, 2018

The Johnson City Public Library would like to announce that Gina Thayer-Coleman will be working as the interim director until a national search for a new permanent director is concluded. Our former director, Robin Westphal, announced in early March that she accepted a position to become the State Librarian of Missouri. Her last day was March

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JCPL Annual Report

Posted by - December 15, 2017

For over 120 years, the Johnson City Public Library has been a cornerstone of Johnson City. During the 2016-2017 fiscal year (July to June), the library achieved many new milestones, including recruiting Robin Westphal as library director, transitioning to RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to streamline physical item circulation, and starting the Artful Aging program. 

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