Online Storytime: Hats Off to Reading!

Posted by - April 9, 2021

Event Details Join Ms. Mandy for stories about hats! You can watch storytime on the JCPL Facebook and YouTube pages. It is available for 24 hours beginning on Wednesday at 11 am. Don't forget to pick up your craft at curbside! Event Type(s): Website Youth Age Group(s): 3-5 Years View Event On Calendar

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Online Storytime: Snails

Posted by - April 9, 2021

Event Details Join Ms. Donna for stories about snails! You can watch storytime on the JCPL Facebook and YouTube pages. It is available for 24 hours beginning on Wednesday at 11 am. Don't forget to pick up your craft at curbside! Event Type(s): Website Youth Age Group(s): 3-5 Years View Event On Calendar

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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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Online Storytime: Bunnies

Posted by - March 29, 2021

Event Details Join Ms. Betty for stories about bunnies! You can watch storytime on the JCPL Facebook and YouTube pages. It is available for 24 hours beginning on Wednesday at 11 am. Don't forget to pick up your craft at curbside! Event Type(s): Website Youth Age Group(s): 3-5 Years View Event On Calendar

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Book Scouts: Volunteer State Book Award Nominees (K-Grade 2)

Posted by - March 11, 2021

This month for Book Scouts we’re highlighting kindergarten-grade 2 books 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 cast

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Help Choose the Next Volunteer State Book Awards

Posted by - February 23, 2021

Do your kids have favorite books? Would they like to vote for their favorite to win an award? Tennessee gives kids and teens the chance to choose their favorite books every year with the Volunteer State Book Awards! Jennifer Johnson, your Library’s school age program coordinator, says, “The really great thing about these awards is

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Book Scouts: Lunar New Year Reads

Posted by - February 16, 2021

Thursday, February 12 marked the Lunar New Year, a holiday celebrated by Asians throughout the world every year as the start of the lunar calendar. February 12 also marked the beginning of the weeks-long festival celebrating the Chinese New Year, so this week is the perfect time to check out some fun and educational books

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Text: Own Voices Author Talk– Carole & Jeffery Boston Weatherford. Carole Boston Weatherford smiles at the camera.

Learn From Award-Winning Author Carole Boston Weatherford

Posted by - January 28, 2021

When the American Library Association’s 2021 Youth Media Awards were announced on Monday, there was a name that appeared twice among the winners: author and professor Carole Boston Weatherford. Soon, through your Library, you and your children will have a chance to hear from this award-winning author! On Thursday, February 4, Weatherford and her son

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Several book covers from Jennifer's favorite books placed in a grid

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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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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