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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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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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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