Memorial Day Weekend and Summer Hours
The Johnson City Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 to commemorate Memorial Day and the men and women who have given their lives serving in the United States military. The library will be closed on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. During the summer the library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Summer Reading Program 2016 Starts in June!
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 Monday, 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.
We have activities and events planned for all ages at our library! Click on the link to download our May program guide.
Did you know the library has added mobile hotspots and Roku boxes to the collection? Watch this video to learn more:
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.