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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Food for Fines: Donations So Far!

Posted by - December 9, 2018

We have one more week of Food for Fines 2018, and we want to share with you how much you’ve done to help your community so far! As of last Friday night, December 7, library patrons had donated over 650 canned and non-perishable food items to Second Harvest Food Bank! Not only has this benefited

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Food for Fines is Back!

Posted by - November 13, 2018

Have you been avoiding the library because of overdue fines? Well, starting today, you can give back to your community and pay off your library fees at the same time! We are once again holding Food for Fines, an exchange program in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and Washington County-Johnson City

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Introducing Niche Academy!

Posted by - November 8, 2018

We are excited to introduce JCPL’s latest digital service, Niche Academy! It is a free online database with succinct tutorials on topics like navigating social media platforms and using digital book and media resources. To access the platform from your computer, visit our E-Resources section of the menu and click on Niche Academy under the

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Getting to Know Julia

Posted by - August 24, 2018

We’re so excited to welcome our new director, Julia Turpin, and we want to introduce her to you! Watch the video to learn some fun facts about her, then come visit us and learn more. (Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel when you watch the video!)

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