Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Posted by - April 24, 2019

Event Details The annual Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be open to the public in the library's Jones Meeting Room on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Paperbacks cost $1 and hardcovers cost $3; children’s hardback books are $1 and paperbacks are $0.25. All proceeds will support the Johnson

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Register Soon for Mother Goose Storytime!

Posted by - April 19, 2019

We are currently taking registration for our Mother Goose Storytime program in May, which is for children from birth to 18 months old and their caregivers. The program is from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays between May 1-23. When registering, you will sign up for either Wednesday or Thursday every week, and your registration

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Librarians in Training

Posted by - March 22, 2019

In January, your library started a mentoring program called Librarians 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

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March & April Computer Classes

Posted by - March 21, 2019

Did you know that your library offers a variety of computer classes? Whether you have basic computer and internet questions or are interested in learning specific software programs, you can find answers at your library! These classes are offered weekly between now and Tuesday, April 30 and they meet in the library’s second floor computer

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Staff Book Review: Spinning Silver

Posted by - March 5, 2019

Big thanks to Kip Polmanteer in Youth Services for sharing her thoughts on this book! The inexplicable, icy unease permeating Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver echoes perfectly against the backdrop of winter in the mountains. A supreme example of a fractured folk tale, Novik’s latest standalone has all the mystery and magic of a fairy tale,

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JCPL’s Weekly Newsletter: Find Out What’s New!

Posted by - January 11, 2019

Do you ever wonder what new materials the library has on its shelves? Your library is continually getting in new books, movies, and music, so we’re launching a weekly email newsletter called Wowbrary to help keep you up-to-date! When you sign up for the newsletter, Wowbrary allows you to customize the list you want to

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Stories to Service Teens Address Texting & Driving

Posted by - January 11, 2019
Stories to Service is a teen volunteer group at the Johnson City Public Library dedicated to making a difference in the community by connecting literature with service projects. The group's most recent topic focused on raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. They read Jeff Zentner's book Goodbye Days to learn more about distracted driving.
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Cherished Mom Perinatal Support Group

Posted by - January 7, 2019

Beginning on Monday, January 14, the library is hosting a bimonthly support group for women who are preparing for or adjusting to motherhood and are struggling with feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and exhaustion. The group is organized and led by facilitators from Appalachian Perinatal Mental Health Alliance (APMHA), and meets on the second and fourth

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JCPL Staff Picks of 2018!

Posted by - December 31, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 begins, JCPL’s staff looked back at our favorite books of the year. Browse the list below if you need something new to read or are just curious about what your librarians are reading. And don’t forget, we always love giving recommendations! Call us at 423-434-4450, visit,
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JCPL’s 2017-2018 Annual Report

Posted by - December 16, 2018

For over 120 years, the Johnson City Public Library has been a vital part of Johnson City. The 2017-2018 fiscal year (July to June) brought new spaces, expanded resources, and updated equipment to your library, giving us ways to serve you, our community, better. Check out the annual report by clicking here to find out

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