Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Posted by - April 9, 2021

Event Details Teen Advisory Board (TAB) volunteers meet on Zoom once a month to share thoughts on how to make the Library better. TAB members must fill out a volunteer application and have membership approved by a Teen Librarian before joining as there are limited volunteer positions available. TAB members must be between ages 12-18.

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Teen Trivia Night

Posted by - March 26, 2021

Event Details Join us on Zoom for a trivia filled night featuring Jackbox Games! Please call (423) 434-4349 to register. Event Type(s): Website Teen Age Group(s): 12-18 Years Amy Taylor (423) 434-4349 amy.taylor@jcpl.org View Event On Calendar

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Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge

Posted by - January 8, 2021

Starting this Monday, January 11, your Library is holding an Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge for all ages that runs through Sunday, February 28. The term “Own Voices” refers to literature in which the story protagonist and author share a marginalized or underrepresented identity, whether that be ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, or disability. It started

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Staff Picks of 2020

Posted by - December 31, 2020
We all stayed home a bit more this year, which meant we had more time to read! We love books as much as you do, so we wanted to share some of our 2020 favorites with you! Browse the list below to read the book descriptions, then click on the book cover to place a
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Space Talk With a NASA Ambassador

Posted by - December 28, 2020

NASA Ambassador Amanda Mayo fell in love with space in the third grade. “It was when I went to Space Camp,” she says. “I loved all of the hands-on activities and solving space puzzles and problems.” On Monday, January 4, at 7 p.m., Amanda will share her love and passion for space science with 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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Support Your Library on GivingTuesday

Posted by - November 24, 2020
GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1, and is an excellent opportunity for you to donate to your Library. While we do receive funding from the City of Johnson City and Washington County, your Library also depends on generous donors. Your financial gifts help us innovate and adapt our services, grow our collections, and renovate Library spaces.
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Banned Books Week: Censorship is a Dead End

Posted by - September 24, 2020

In 1960, John F. Kennedy said, “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives

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Reflecting on Summer Reading 2020

Posted by - August 12, 2020

As we can say about almost everything in 2020, Summer Reading was different this year! We missed seeing you in the Library, watching our Summer Reading performers, and enjoying the annual block party. However, this year did give us (and you!) the opportunity to focus totally on what Summer Reading is all about: reading books!

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Author Chat and Teen Book Club with L.L McKinney

Posted by - June 18, 2020

Teen Book Club is discussing “A Blade So Black” this month, and we’re honored to be joined by the book’s author, L.L. (“Elle”) McKinney! The group will meet over Zoom on Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Ages 12-18 need to register here to receive the Zoom link. Elle is a prolific young adult author

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