Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Posted by - October 8, 2019

Event Details The annual Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is open to the public on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Paperbacks cost $1 and hardcovers cost $3; children’s hardback books are $1 and paperbacks are $0.25. All proceeds support Johnson City Public Library. Anyone who has a Little Free Library in

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Junior Traveling Tales: Book Club Kits for Kids

Posted by - October 7, 2019

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, and newer reads like The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Find

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

Posted by - October 5, 2019

Do you ever wonder what new materials your Library has on its shelves, but don’t have time to browse our New Books display when you visit? We are continually getting in new books, movies, and music, so we provide a weekly email called Wowbrary to help keep you updated! When you sign up to receive

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Staff Book Review: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Posted by - October 4, 2019

Thanks to Adult Services Librarian Lisa Krekelberg for sharing her thoughts on Ron Rash’s Nothing Gold Can Stay and why she chose it for Tales & Talk, one of your Library’s book discussion groups for adults. When I select titles for the Library’s book discussion groups, I look for forms beyond the standard novel. Last

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Connecting Homeless Veterans with Housing Resources

Posted by - August 30, 2019

Your library is committed to providing every person in our community with free access to information, which is why we recently began partnering 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

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Regularly Scheduled Youth Programs Are Back!

Posted by - August 20, 2019

Your Library’s regularly scheduled youth programs started up again this week, and we’re excited to tell you about what you have to look forward to this fall! Check out the general program descriptions below, then call 423-434-4458 for more details about any of them. Preschool Programs Mother Goose Storytime is offered in September and November

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36 Years of Service: Interview with Gina Thayer-Coleman

Posted by - August 17, 2019

This week we’re honoring Circulation Services Manager Gina Thayer-Coleman, who is retiring after working at your library for 36 years. Gina has been instrumental in implementing and maintaining the library’s automation systems for the last 30 years, and has served as a devoted mentor and leader to her fellow employees. We asked her to reflect on

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Back-to-School Databases

Posted by - August 7, 2019

Can you believe that the new school year is already here? As you get back into the rhythm of the academic year, keep in mind that your library provides access to free online resources to assist in your learning, research, testing, and more. Below you’ll find descriptions of a few databases; access these and others

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Magazines Now Available Through READS!

Posted by - August 2, 2019

Do you read magazines in the grocery store checkout line but can’t bring yourself to actually buy them? We are so excited to tell you that you can now check out magazines for free from Tennessee READS! As of this week, 50 popular magazines spanning a variety of topics are now available for digital checkout,

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Staff Book Review: Bone’s Gift

Posted by - July 25, 2019

Thanks to Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe for sharing her thoughts on this young adult novel! Bone’s Gift by Angie Smibert is the first book in the young adult series Ghosts of Ordinary Objects. The book follows 12-year-old Bone, who lives in a rural Virginia mining town during World War II. With her Mama dead

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