Celebrate Your Library’s 127th Birthday!

Posted by - May 5, 2022

Fun fact: your Library turned 127 years old on May 1, 2022! To celebrate, we’re throwing a big 127th Birthday Bash on Friday, May 13. Everyone is invited to drop by the Library between 4:30-6 p.m. for birthday cake, refreshments, and door prizes. (And be prepared for some other fun surprises as well!) Why Celebrate

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Coming Soon: TLC, Your New Catalog!

Posted by - February 18, 2022

Your Library, along with all the area libraries in the Organization of Watauga Libraries (OWL)*, is changing its catalog and circulation system from SirsiDynix to The Library Corporation’s Library Solution (TLC) software. The new system will be available to you beginning on Wednesday, March 2! This is a massive change; there are around 780,000 library

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Your Library’s 2019-2020 Annual Report

Posted by - December 18, 2020

For 125 years, your Library has continually adapted and grown to meet the needs of Johnson City residents. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this commitment hasn’t wavered. This year we have re-imagined and adapted our services so we can continue reaching the community even while our building is closed. But this year’s

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Connecting People, Ideas, and Community since 1895

Posted by - April 18, 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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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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Librarians in Training

Posted by - March 22, 2019

In January 2019, your library started a mentoring program called Librarian-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 in

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