We have activities and events planned for all ages at your library! Click on the link to download our monthly program guide.
In honor of our 120 years of service to the community, Johnson City Public Library is offering to the public a unique opportunity to show their support on a commemorative brick. Individuals, families, groups and organizations and teams can show their pride in their local library by purchasing a brick. A commemorative brick is a wonderful way to honor someone or to create a lasting memorial. Commemorative bricks also make a unique gift for a birthday or other special occasion. Bricks will be placed on the front steps of the library on each of two landings.
New landscaping is coming to the front of our library! To address storm water runoff in downtown Johnson City, the Johnson City Public Library has begun work on a new landscaping plan that includes the installation of a new storm water infiltration system to capture rainfall from the library’s roof. The library is also creating garden beds with amended soils and native plants to support butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. The planned pollinator meadow will feature grasses and flowering plants such as lavender, columbine, butterfly weed, and hydrangeas. Library patrons can support this project by sponsoring plants or donating towards the landscaping project as a whole. A display in the library’s galleria provides more information about the garden and how patrons can donate.
The newest Friends of the Library newsletter has been published! If you want to find out more about the Friends of the Library, click Support Us in the menu above and click on any Friends link.
Campaigning for the 2016 election has begun! Learn how to register to vote, where and when to vote, and find websites to help you research the candidates on our 2016 Election page.
We have assembled a useful page to help patrons adjust to the new catalog. Check it out!
Meet the New Library System
The OWL (Organization of Watauga Libraries) Consortium, consisting of Johnson City Public Library and nine other library systems in upper east Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia, has completed its migration to a new library system. Our system has a new domain name to bookmark and use: owl.sirsi.net.
During the migration, we transferred all of our library accounts, including their account information, current check outs, holds, fines, etc. You will login to your account using your library card number (such as 22488001234567) and your password (PIN). Your password will be your last name. If you experience any difficulties accessing your OWL account, please call us during regular hours at 423-434-4450.
Our system is by SirsiDynix, one of the leading library system vendors in the world. To this system, we will be adding new features and telling you about them in this space in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we invite you to explore your new catalog at owl.sirsi.net.