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Ghost Adventures in the Library After Hours Event Join the Washington County Paranormal Investigators as they explain how they conduct ...


Music Mornings Caregivers and their little ones birth to age 5 are invited to ...


Tale to Tail Children ages 5 to 9 years old can register for a fifteen ...


Reception for Director Bob Swanay The public is invited to an open house celebration of Bob Swanay s ...


Spanish-Inglés Conversation  Beginning in August the Johnson City Public Library will host Spanish Ingl s Conversation every ...

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Library Board Invites Public to Celebration for Director Bob Swanay; Welcomes Interim Directors

The public is invited to an open house celebration of Bob Swanay’s career Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Johnson City Public Library. Swanay, who’s been director of the library for the past eight years and an employee for a total of 21 years, begins his new role as director of the Carmel Clay Public Library in Carmel, Indiana November 7.

Friends of the Library Fall Newsletter and Fall Book Sale

The newest Friends of the Library newsletter has been published, and includes information about the 2016 Fall Book Sale on October 15 (preview sale October 14)! 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.

October 2016 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.

2016 Election Resources

This year is a presidential election, but there are also important upcoming state and local elections. We have put together a collection of online resources that can help you research the candidates and the issues and prepare to vote. Early voting for the November 8th General Election and Town of Jonesborough and Johnson City Municipal Election will be October 19th to November 3rd.

RFID Comes to Johnson City Public Library

The Johnson City Public Library is seeking volunteers to help with the implementation of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. RFID will allow the library to have self checkout stations for patrons and easier inventory maintenance. Volunteers will assist in tagging/scanning all materials within the library. This project began in mid-August and will take a few months to complete.


  • Previous experience working with computers preferred
  • Must be able to stand for longer periods of time
  • Must be responsible and possess a commitment to the program
  • Must have reliable transportation

To volunteer to help with this exciting project, please apply in person at the Johnson City Public Library. For more information, please call Celeste Smedley at 434-4450 ext. 4362.

Thrill the World with JCPL

All ages are invited to participate in dance practice to learn to dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller at The Johnson City Public Library in the Jones Meeting Room on the following Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.: September 21, October 5, October 12, and October 19. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up and commit to participate in the Thrill the World event on October 29. 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.

For more information about these and other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.