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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La colección en español de su biblioteca

Posted by - October 12, 2020
Su biblioteca está aquí para servir a todos en nuestra comunidad, razón por la cual ofrecemos libros y películas en español para adultos y niños. Puede obtener más información sobre nuestra colección en español debajo. Your Library is here to serve everybody in our community, which is why we offer Spanish-language books and movies for
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An example of a Junior Traveling Tales book club kit

Junior Traveling Tales: Book Club Kits for Kids

Posted by - July 16, 2020

Adults aren’t the only ones who should get to have book discussions! That’s why your Library offers Junior Traveling Tales, which are book club kits for kids. Over 25 novels are available for checkout, including classics such as “The Hobbit” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, as well as newer reads like “The Wild

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Librarians in Training

Posted by - March 22, 2019

In January 2019, your library started a mentoring program called Librarian-in-Training, which gives students an in-depth look at how libraries function. JCPL’s School Age Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson says that the main goal “is to inspire the next generation of library employees who are committed to fostering a life-long love of reading and learning in

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Book Highlight: The Rough Patch by Brian Lies

Posted by - September 10, 2018

Big thank you to our very own Donna McCalman, Youth Services Librarian, for sharing her thoughts on this moving book! It’s not often that I get to the end of a new picture book and say “Oh” aloud as I turn to the last page. The Rough Patch, by Brian Lies, triggered just such a response.

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Book Review: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science, by Joyce Sidman

Posted by - August 20, 2018

Big thank you to Jennifer Johnson, our School Age Program Coordinator, for this review! A caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a moth or butterfly is an awe-inspiring transformation. Maria Merian was fascinated by this process, but growing up in mid-17th century Europe made it hard for her to pursue her interest. Not only were women discouraged and forbidden

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