Get Your Paws on a New Pet

Posted by - June 11, 2021

If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this summer, stop by your Library on Friday, June 18! We’re partnering with The Humane Society of Washington County to connect you with sweet cats and dogs in need of homes. The Humane Society will bring kittens, cats, puppies, and older dogs to the Library

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Tell Your Animal Stories: Art and Short Story Contests

Posted by - June 8, 2021

We all have stories about animals—pets or otherwise—and we want to hear yours! Your Library is holding two creative contests as part of the Summer Reading Challenge for you to share your animal stories in creative ways. We are accepting submissions for both an art and short story writing competition until Wednesday, June 30. The

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Spend This Summer Reading With Your Library!

Posted by - June 4, 2021

The signs of summer are everywhere these days—in the heat and humidity, gardens coming to life, the end of the school year—and of course, the beginning of your Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! If you’re not familiar with Summer Reading, it’s an annual nationwide reading challenge. People set reading goals and spend the summer tracking their

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Staff Book Review: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage”

Posted by - April 22, 2021

Thanks to JCPL Acquisitions Clerk Michael Evanochko for sharing his thoughts on Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Click here to borrow the book, ebook, or audiobook version from your Library. If you are a lover of factual adventure stories, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage is a must-read. It is the account of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s

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Library Reopening Monday, April 19

Posted by - April 13, 2021

We can’t wait to welcome you back into your Library starting Monday, April 19! We’re reopening with limited hours and services for the time being. Keep reading for details on what to expect when you visit. The building will be open to the public Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. And for

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Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Juniper S.

Posted by - April 9, 2021

Last March your Library closed to the public. We’ve been reflecting on what this meant for us, both as individuals and as an institution. As we look forward to reopening on Monday, April 19, we also wanted to reflect on where we’ve come from. We’re capturing individual reflections on working at the Library during this

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Book Scouts: Volunteer State Book Award Nominees (Grades 3-8)

Posted by - April 8, 2021

This month for Book Scouts we’re highlighting books for grades 3-8 that have been nominated for the Volunteer State Book Awards (VSBA). Tennessee librarians and educators choose the initial VSBA nominations and divide them into four age categories. From those nominations, kids get to vote on their top choice in their age group! Kids can

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Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Amy T.

Posted by - April 3, 2021

Last March your Library closed to the public. We’ve been reflecting on what this meant for us, both as individuals and as an institution. As we look forward to reopening on Monday, April 19, we also want to reflect on where we’ve come from. We’re capturing individual reflections on working at the Library during this

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Books to Celebrate National Library Month

Posted by - April 1, 2021

April is National Library Month, so we’ve compiled a book list featuring libraries for all you library fans out there! You can find more by searching “library” in our catalog. Below the library-themed books, you’ll find the nominees and winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals of Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. These are titles that

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