We have activities and events planned for all ages at our library! Click on the link to download our program guide, including all our great Summer Reading events for adults, teens, and children.
The Johnson City Public Library has been invited to apply for a grant offered by Aroha Philanthropies called Seeding Artful Aging. The goal of the grant is to foster art education opportunities for adults (aged 55 and older). If you would be eligible for these classes, we ask that you take a minute to fill out this brief interest survey to indicate what artistic disciplines you would most like to learn, and what days and times would be best for classes based on your schedule. Thank you for your assistance!
On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Performer of the Week: Marty Silver
Local favorite Marty Silver, naturalist at Warrior’s Path State Park, will present a talk on our Backyard Animals. You’ll see animals up close and learn about their lives and habitats. This program is designed for school aged children, but all are welcome. Space is limited, so people will be seated on a first come, first served basis.
Library Closed for Holiday and Change in Hours
The Johnson City Public Library will close at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 to allow for resurfacing of the library’s parking lot. No traffic may enter the parking lot beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 through Monday morning, July 4. Vehicles remaining in the parking lot after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 will be towed at their owner’s expense. Because the outside book return will not be available during this time, no overdue fines or fees will accrue on July 2, July 3 or July 4. The outside book return should be available the morning of July 4.
The library is closed on Sunday throughout the summer and will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5.
Summer Reading Program 2016
The Johnson City Public Library Summer Reading Program offers exciting opportunities for children, teens, and adults to participate in special events, to win prizes and receive free giveaways, and to foster reading throughout the summer.
Children, infants through fifth grade, may participate in the “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” Summer Reading Program. Registration for children begins Wednesday, June 1 and will run through Wednesday, July 21. This is the fourth year children who are reading may register and participate online. Children who are going into kindergarten and younger may register at the library as part of the Super Listeners Team and receive a sticker for every book they listen to.
Young adults who are rising 6th through 12th graders are invited to participate in the “Get in the Game: READ” Teen Summer Reading Program at the Johnson City Public Library. The program begins with the Teen Summer Reading Kickoff on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. and runs until Friday, July 29. Teens can register and keep track of the hours they read online. Young adults can also participate in fun events like Giant Game Nights on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
The Johnson City Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading program “EXERCISE YOUR MIND… READ” will run from Monday, June 6 through Friday, July 29. The Adult Summer Reading Events will feature a sports and fitness theme, including an Outdoor and Fitness Expo on Saturday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. Adults may register online and log their reading progress for the chance to win prizes.
Beginning in June, a variety of lively events are scheduled for all ages. Check the library’s events calendar or Facebook page for dates, times, and information about special events. Support materials are provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. This is the twenty-eighth year the Johnson City Public Library has participated in a statewide Summer Reading Program. To learn more about the library’s Youth or Teen Summer Reading Programs, please call the library Youth Services Department at 423-434-4458. For questions about the Adult Summer Reading Program, call the library’s Adult Services Department at 423-434-4454.
Makerspace: Adult Coloring Every Thursday
The Johnson City Public Library is hosting Makerspace events every Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. and evening at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor Buffalo Mountain Room. The library has coloring sheets and supplies available, but patrons are welcome to bring their own coloring supplies when they join us for these relaxing, creative, and social events. Call 423-434-4454 for more information or to sign up for e-mail alerts.
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.