Closed Until Further Notice

Posted by - April 3, 2020

Following guidance from the White House coronavirus task force, Johnson City Public Library closed on Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. This closure includes the cancelation of all events occurring at the Library. We are taking this step to ensure the health and safety of our users and employees. Don’t worry about returning items during

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Continue Using Your Library While We’re Closed!

Posted by - April 3, 2020

Although your Library’s building is closed right now, the good news is we’re still able to connect you with learning and entertainment opportunities. From our website alone, you can explore whole worlds for free! We have digital services that give you access to books, magazines, movies, and TV shows. Through our online databases, you can

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RB Digital: A Hub for Entertainment & Education

Posted by - April 3, 2020

Even though your Library’s building is currently closed, we are just as committed as ever to providing you with entertainment and learning options. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting the many free digital resources you have access to as a JCPL card holder. RB Digital is one of those great resources. It’s your ticket

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Nature Reads for School Age Kids

Posted by - March 17, 2020

We were sad to have to cancel March’s Book Scouts, a monthly program designed to introduce kids ages 8-12 to new titles and genres they might enjoy based on their personal interests. This month, we were focusing on books about nature and animals. Since we couldn’t meet, Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson has shared a list

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Census 2020 Begins

Posted by - March 11, 2020

The 2020 Census fulfills our nation’s constitutional requirement to count and record all residents of the United States every ten years. This year’s census marks a historic first as the first count to include an entirely digital option in which the form can be completed and submitted online. The Census Bureau began sending out information

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Teen Writing (Issue 2)

Posted by - March 10, 2020

Every month on our blog we are featuring new writing submitted by your Library’s Teen Writing Club participants. The program is for ages 12-18 and meets on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the teen area. “Right now, the club’s format is open-ended in order to give teen writers whatever they need,” says Teen Services Manager

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African Americans, Women, and the Vote

Posted by - March 5, 2020

In 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind—it is made up for me. I cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped to enact—I can only submit

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JCPL Teens Plan “De-Stress Week”

Posted by - March 3, 2020

DE-STRESS WEEK POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Since receiving an ETSU Elevates grant to fund their next Stories to Service project, your Library’s teen volunteers have been hard at work! They’re in the midst of planning “De-Stress Week”, a weeklong program that will focus on teen mental health and stress management. In November, Teen Services Manager

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Breakerspace Workshop for All Ages

Posted by - March 2, 2020

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Come learn how these items operate by breaking them open at your Library’s Breakerspace Workshop on Tuesday, March 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. Donated technology items will be

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Building Community Through Song

Posted by - March 1, 2020

SING-ALONGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Your Library is partnering with a group of local singing enthusiasts for bi-weekly Community Sing-Alongs. Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, these gatherings will meet in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The sing-alongs are open to the public of

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