JCPL is a member of OWL, the Organization of Watauga Libraries. All public libraries in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties share a common computerized catalog system. With this system, patrons can find and request books from any OWL library.

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Event Calendar

Coming Soon...

May
5
2016

Story Stretchers Children will enjoy a story and then will s t r e t c h the story by ...

May
6
2016

Buzz Fest! What's the Buzz Pollination Celebration Experience the buzz as Founders Park comes alive with merrymaking performing arts ...

May
7
2016

Free Comic Book Day While supplies last teens and adults can pick up one free comic ...

May
11
2016

Recover Deleted Items / Troubleshooting Problems You accidentally deleted one or more files from your computer How do ...

May
12
2016

Tales & Talk: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Tales amp Talk is a book discussion group sponsored by the Johnson ...

Sunday:
12 to 6
Monday-Thursday:
9 to 8
Friday:
9 to 6
Saturday:
10 to 6
Phone:
423-434-4450
Fax:
423-434-4469
Dial-a-Story:
423-928-1159

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Mission and Values

cat-in-the-hatMission Statement

Through both traditional materials and emerging technologies, Johnson City Public Library offers a multitude of learning opportunities and entertainment choices in a dynamic center for the community.

–Approved by the Board of Directors, July 14, 2009

Statement of Organizational Values

  1. Customer Focus: We value delivering high quality and speedy customer service in a friendly, good-humored atmosphere.
  2. Freedom of Information: We value providing materials of sound factual data and honest opinion representing all points of view on topics of public interest and importance.
  3. Quality: We value quality in all aspects of the library experience, including delivering knowledgeable service and maintaining the best possible collection of materials.
  4. Respect and Integrity: We value upholding the highest standards of integrity and credibility and place a high premium on honesty and responsibility, respecting our patrons and each other. We make every effort to be the best possible stewards of public resources.
  5. Education and Learning: We value learning opportunities and support formal education and lifelong learning.
  6. Adaptability: We value our willingness and ability to recognize and adapt to new circumstances and opportunities. We accept change as a natural element of our 21st century library.

–Approved by the Board of Directors, July 14, 2009