Stories to Service

Posted by - March 1, 2018

Inspire service through literature. The Johnson City Public Library is proud to announce that Katelyn Wolfe, our Teen Librarian, secured a grant to do just that, thanks to the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Symposium. “Stories to service is a teen volunteer program that combines literacy with volunteerism through service projects and book clubs” is

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First Look at Our New Teen Space!

Posted by - February 20, 2018

The library’s teen area renovations are well under-way! The teen area, formerly located in a first-floor alcove in the Youth Services department, has now moved to the second floor of the library, adjacent to the Buffalo Mountain Room. The new area is a much larger space for the library’s growing teen programs and will include

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Teen Tech Week

Posted by - February 20, 2018

Teen Tech week is coming March 4-10 to the Johnson City Public Library. This is your chance to compete to win $500 in Maker Space tools for the Johnson City Public Library! Katelyn Wolfe, Teen Services Librarian at the Johnson City Public Library, has been working with JCPL’s Teen Advisory Board to rise to the

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Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt

Posted by - February 15, 2018

Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt When Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Where Johnson City Public Library Jones Meeting Room Event Details Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by YALSA to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of digital media, especially the nonprint resources offered through libraries, such

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JCPL’s picks for the 2018 Printz Award

Posted by - February 7, 2018

Literary award season is upon us! We are eagerly anticipating ALA’s announcement of the 2018 Michael L. Printz award winner and honor books on February 12. The Printz award recognizes one winner and up to four honor books as the best young adult titles published during each year. Click here for our picks for the

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Teen Bookend Design Contest

Posted by - January 3, 2018

We love teens at the Johnson City Public Library, which is why we’re opening up a brand new space for teens on the second floor. It’ll be bigger and better than our current teen space on the first floor, and we hope to have the teen collection and some basic furniture installed within the first

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Escape Rooms!

Posted by - October 27, 2017

Do you have what it takes to escape? We have escape room scenarios planned November 18, 2017 for all ages at the Johnson City Public Library. For a taste of what’s to come, checkout the descriptions below, and be sure to register for your escape on our digital events calendar at: https://jcpl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar Tween Escape Room: Alien Invasion at 10:30

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Teen Book Club & Author Talk with Marcus Sedgwick

Posted by - October 26, 2017

The teen book club will meet November 7 at 5:00 PM in the Storytime room, located in the Youth Services area of the Johnson City Public Library. This month’s selection is Marcus Sedgwick’s Printz Award winning novel Midwinterblood, a sweeping saga of seven intertwined stories of love and passion. Thanks to a grant secured by the Johnson City

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Thrill the World

Posted by - August 24, 2017

We’re having another “Thrilling” event in October–Johnson City Thrill the World is starting practices September 6, at 6:00 pm. Learn the moves to the Thriller dance and participate in a world-record dance event. All ages are invited to come to one or more practice sessions, scheduled in the meeting room at the Johnson City Public Library

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Lib Con II: Dynamic Duos

Posted by - August 24, 2017

It’s back! Lib Con II is on Saturday, September 23rd from 10-4, right here at the Johnson City Public Library. We have workshops, a costume contest, gaming events, and more! Lib Con II is a family-friendly event with activities for all ages. Some of our guest speakers/workshop facilitators include game designer Dan Crutchfield, author Jennifer

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