JCPL’s 2018-2019 Annual Report

Posted by - January 9, 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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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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Food for Fines is Back!

Posted by - November 7, 2019

Have you been avoiding your Library because of overdue fines? Well, starting this Tuesday, November 12, you can give back to your community and pay off your late fees at the same time through Food for Fines, an exchange program in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. From November 12 until Sunday, December 15,

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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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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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A Special Summer Food for Fines

Posted by - May 16, 2019

Starting on Monday, May 20 you can give back to your community and pay off your library fees at the same time! We are holding a special summer Food for Fines drive in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. From this Monday until Saturday, June 15, drop off canned goods and non-perishable food

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Gearing Up for Census 2020

Posted by - March 29, 2019

This Monday, April 1 marks the beginning of a year-long push to fulfill the nation’s constitutional requirement of counting and recording all United States residents every 10 years. Throughout 2019, your library is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help answer questions about and encourage participation in the 2020 census. We will host census-related events throughout the

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Librarians in Training

Posted by - March 22, 2019

In January, your library started a mentoring program called Librarians 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

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JCPL’s 2017-2018 Annual Report

Posted by - December 16, 2018

For over 120 years, the Johnson City Public Library has been a vital part of Johnson City. The 2017-2018 fiscal year (July to June) brought new spaces, expanded resources, and updated equipment to your library, giving us ways to serve you, our community, better. Check out the annual report by clicking here to find out

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New Library Card for Tweens & Teens

Posted by - December 14, 2018

JCPL is now offering JC24U library cards for 5th-12th graders, which makes it possible for tweens and teens to obtain a library card without having to sign up under a parent’s/guardian’s account. With these special cards, students can check out two print materials at a time (this does not include DVDs or physical audiobooks). They

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