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
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
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
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
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.