Online Book Worms: A World of Cookies for Santa

Posted by - November 21, 2021

Event Details Children ages 5-8 are invited to hear "A World of Cookies for Santa" by M.E. Furman and try a buffet of international cookies via Zoom on Thursday, December 2 at 4 p.m. In this nonfiction picture book, readers learn about the different holiday traditions and sweets around the world. Registration is required. Call

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Homeschool Friday

Posted by - November 21, 2021

Event Details Homeschool families are invited to the outdoor Children's Amphitheater to socialize with others every Friday from 1-3 p.m., weather permitting. Take-home activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (423) 434-4458 for more information. Let us know what you would like to see more of for homeschool families by completing surveys or

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Front Porch Reading: The Polar Express

Posted by - November 21, 2021

Event Details Join us for a reading of the popular award-winning Christmas book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg on Friday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. We'll meet outdoors on the Library's front steps. After the reading children will receive chocolate milk and cookies. This is a family event and children of all ages

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Online Event: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Posted by - November 21, 2021

Event Details Visit Ms. Jennifer's island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons via Nintendo Switch Online on Thursday, December 9. Swap DIY recipes, fossils, and furniture with other players, chat with new friends, visit the virtual library, and much more! You will be given a specific time to enter and send a Dodo Code at that

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Family Building Day

Posted by - November 21, 2021

Event Details Build creations with the whole family using Legos and other construction materials to be displayed in the Children's Library. Drop in between 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. to the Children's Amphitheater, weather-permitting, on the second Saturday of each month. No registration required. Event Type(s): Website Youth Age Group(s): 5-12 Years, 3-5 Years Youth Services (423)

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Book Scouts: Disney Reads

Posted by - November 21, 2021

Event Details Children ages 8-12 are invited to the Library's Jones Meeting Room on Thursday, December 16 at 4 p.m. to get subject-based book recommendations and read-alikes for popular series. If you're looking for what to read next, this is the place to start! We will look at picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, nonfiction,

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Register Now for Mother Goose!

Posted by - October 22, 2021

Mother Goose, which is a program for children ages birth-18 months and their caregivers, starts back up in November! The program is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10 a.m., and runs from November 2-24. We’ll meet in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room every week so we can be socially distanced. Feel free to bring a

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Don’t Let the Library Ghosts Win!

Posted by - October 19, 2021

The ghosts at your Library got lonely while we were closed in 2020, and now they’re making up for lost time. They’re spooking and scaring and keeping people from escaping the Library! Your kids ages 8-12 can work together with others to “escape” from the Library in our virtual Spooky Escape Room this Saturday, October

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Staff Book Review: “Not Your All-American Girl”

Posted by - October 11, 2021

JCPL Library Assistant Kip Polmanteer shared her thoughts on Not Your All-American Girl by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang in Johnson City Press this weekend. If you didn’t see it in the paper, you can read it below! Click here to borrow Not Your All-American Girl from your Library. In Not Your All-American Girl,

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Storytimes in the Park for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Posted by - October 11, 2021

In-person storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers are back, starting this Wednesday, September 8! Storytime in the Park features books, music, and more for ages 2-5. It meets every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (Please attend only one storytime per week.) Due to the increase in COVID cases, we’ll meet outdoors at the King Commons

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