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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Connecting People, Ideas, and Community since 1895

Posted by - January 4, 2020

As history has proved over and over again, every enduring institution begins with the vision and hard work of a few dedicated people. The story of Johnson City Public Library is no different. Thanks to a small group of women who wanted to expand their educational horizons, who desired a deeper understanding of art, literature

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JCPL’s 2018-2019 Annual Report

Posted by - January 3, 2020

For 125 years, your Library has continually adapted and grown to meet the needs of the Johnson City community. The 2018-2019 fiscal year (July to June) was a time of organizational introspection, evaluation, and value clarification. We move into 2020, our 125th anniversary year, with the desire to continue adapting our work to the needs

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Staff Picks of 2019

Posted by - December 16, 2019
As 2019 comes to a close in a few weeks, JCPL 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 Library's staff read this year. And don’t forget, we always love giving recommendations! Call (423) 434-4450,
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Taller Literario en Español / Spanish Literature Club

Posted by - October 22, 2019
Your Library hosts a weekly discussion group about Spanish literature, which is also conducted in Spanish, called Taller Literario. The group meets every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in the Library's second floor board room. Registration is required and can be completed on our online calendar. The conversations are facilitated by ETSU Spanish professors Dr. Matthew Fehskens
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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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