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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Dates Announced

The Friends of the Johnson City Public Library will hold their Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28 in the library’s Jones Meeting Room. Friday’s preview sale is 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is for Friends members only. On Saturday, October 28, the sale is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Memberships start at $15 and will be available both days of the event. Those wishing to join in advance can join online at by clicking on the “Support Us” tab.

Items for sale include hardback and paperback books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, and jigsaw puzzles. Board games, including Settlers of Catan, Apples to Apples, and Pictionary are a new addition for the fall sale. With the holidays around the corner, books to help with holiday baking and decorating and cozy holiday themed novels will be available.

Books are priced at $1.00 for paperbacks and $3.00 for hardbacks. Children’s books are .25 cents for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardbacks. Bargain hunters will love the Book Bag Sale where for $20.00 they will get as many books as they can fit into one of the library’s reusable tote bags and they get to keep the bag. A wide selection of both fiction, nonfiction, books for children, teens and young adults will be available. Special interest books on such topics as cooking, gardening, science, travel, humor, and biographies are also available.

Reading Tutors Available at the Library

The Johnson City Public Library has partnered with ETSU’s Public Service Corps to offer free reading assistance for elementary school children on Mondays through Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm in the Youth Services Department. This program will run through Thursday, November 16, 2017. No registration is required but participants are asked to sign in upon arrival. Two ETSU students will be at the library each day to work with students who need extra help in reading. Please call 423-434-4458 for more information.

Thrill the World 2017

Thrill the World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller for world records. Thousands of people in cities around the world will learn the Thriller dance and perform it precisely at the same time. Patrons of all ages and all skill levels have been practicing the dance moves in preparation for the event on October 28 at 6:00 p.m. Sign-ups will take place at the practices and are a commitment to participate in the Thrill the World event. For more information about these and other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.

October Program Guide

We have activities and events planned for all ages at our library! Click on the link to download our program guide for the month of October.

Friends of the Library Announce Fall Book Sale Dates

The Friends of Johnson City Public Library will hold their annual Fall book sale on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Jones meeting room at the library. All proceeds from this sale are used to support programs and to purchase materials for the Johnson City Public Library. Books will be priced at $3 for hardcover books and $1 for paperbacks.

In addition to the sale on Saturday, which is open to the public, a special preview will be held Friday evening, October 27. This preview is open only to members of the Friends of the Johnson City Public Library. The preview will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and memberships will be available to purchase the night of the preview. Individual memberships begin at $15.

The Friends of the Johnson City Public Library is a 501c3 that supports library programs and services. Friends’ volunteers help at special events and provide books for sale at Open Door Coffeehouse and in the library. Membership forms are available at the library and at