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Book Scouts: Miss Jennifer’s Favorites

Posted by - January 14, 2021

In this new year, your family might be looking for some new books to read. While you might have something specific in mind, you might also just be looking for a good book. That’s why, for this month’s Book Scouts, Jennifer Johnson, JCPL’s school age program coordinator, has compiled some of her very favorite books

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Buy a Custom-Engraved Brick to Support your Library

Posted by - January 12, 2021

We all want to leave a positive mark on our community. Now you can literally leave a positive mark on your Library’s front steps! By purchasing a custom-engraved brick, you can both support Johnson City Public Library and commemorate someone or something important in your own life. For $125, we will install a brick with

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How to hoopla!

Posted by - January 11, 2021

Your Library is excited to provide you with hoopla digital starting today, December 21! 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

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Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge

Posted by - January 8, 2021

Starting this Monday, January 11, your Library is holding an Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge for all ages that runs through Sunday, February 28. The term “Own Voices” refers to literature in which the story protagonist and author share a marginalized or underrepresented identity, whether that be ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, or disability. It started

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Comfort, Personal Growth, and Inspiration in the New Year

Posted by - January 5, 2021

It’s officially 2021, and we have a whole new year full of opportunity ahead of us. That gives us all a chance to set out with new goals and a new mindset! To help you focus on making the most of the year ahead, we’ve compiled a booklist below with various fiction and nonfiction books

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Staff Picks of 2020

Posted by - December 31, 2020
We all stayed home a bit more this year, which meant we had more time to read! We love books as much as you do, so we wanted to share some of our 2020 favorites with you! Browse the list below to read the book descriptions, then click on the book cover to place a
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Space Talk With a NASA Ambassador

Posted by - December 28, 2020

NASA Ambassador Amanda Mayo fell in love with space in the third grade. “It was when I went to Space Camp,” she says. “I loved all of the hands-on activities and solving space puzzles and problems.” On Monday, January 4, at 7 p.m., Amanda will share her love and passion for space science with Library

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Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Posted by - December 23, 2020

Reading to your children is one of the best things you can do for them. According to Ohio State University, kids whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard 1.4 million more words than kids who aren’t read to. Starting today, January 1, your Library is offering a new reading challenge

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Your Library’s 2019-2020 Annual Report

Posted by - December 18, 2020

For 125 years, your Library has continually adapted and grown to meet the needs of Johnson City residents. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this commitment hasn’t wavered. This year we have re-imagined and adapted our services so we can continue reaching the community even while our building is closed. But this year’s

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hoopla digital is Coming to Your Library

Posted by - December 14, 2020

If you’re looking for new things to read, watch, or listen to (who isn’t nowadays?), then you’re going to like what your Library has in store for you next week! Starting Monday, December 21, your library card gives you free access to hoopla digital, a streaming service with over 850,000 books, comics, movies, TV shows,

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