Closed Until Further Notice

Posted by - March 17, 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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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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Continue Using Your Library While We’re Closed!

Posted by - March 17, 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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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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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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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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Staff Movie Review: “The Apu Trilogy”

Posted by - February 7, 2020

Thanks to JCPL’s Acquisitions and Serial Clerk, Michael Evanochko, for sharing his thoughts on “The Apu Trilogy”. You can find it in our catalog here. —– “Mesmerizing” is always the first word that comes to mind when I think of “The Apu Trilogy”, an insightful, thought-provoking, documentary-style work by Director Satyajit Ray that was released

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The Heart of Your Library

Posted by - January 30, 2020

A library functions through the coordination of different departments working together, much like the parts of a body. If your Library was a body, the Technical Services department would be its heart. All the items that make the Library what it is—a vibrant hub for learning and entertainment—flow through Technical Services and are pumped throughout

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Connecting Homeless Veterans with Housing Resources

Posted by - January 29, 2020

Your Library is committed to providing every person in our community with free access to information, which is why we partner with Veteran Affairs (VA) to provide homeless Veterans with information about housing resources. On the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 12:30-1:30 p.m., a VA community outreach social worker is available in

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Tale to Tail

Posted by - January 24, 2020

At first glance, your Library’s Tale to Tail and Reading Paws programs, in which kids read aloud to trained listening dogs in one-on-one sessions, may seem unnecessary or even strange. But these programs actually address a real issue children face as they learn to read. Reading aloud can be intimidating and even scary for kids

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