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  • Sunday, April 20th - Closed - Easter

Programs and Events

Thursday, April 17th

Saturday, April 19th

Monday, April 21st

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You might have read the Joplin Globe article about a new book "Lilly" by Carolyn Mueller, if not you can read it by clicking here. We are excited to tell you that we will have a short program followed by a book signing by Carolyn Mueller on Tuesday, April 22nd, 6 pm, here at the library. Thanks to Changing Hands Book Shoppe there will be copies of the book for sale too. More details coming soon on our calendar. Check our calendar as the date gets closer.

Our new JPL Catalog is working click on the menu bar above or go to:


Check out the lastest in Children's literature by following us on Pinterest Logo that takes you to our Joplin Public Library Pinterest page

Do you receive your notices from us by mail? We have an automated service calling to let you know your Holds are ready for you to pick up or let you know if you have any Overdues. The calls will only be between 9am - 8pm. If you have an answering machine it will leave you a message. If we can't reach you by phone, we will continue to mail you the notice. If you receive email notices from us, nothing will change.

You can now get Library eBooks on your Kindle - see the step by step guide - Kindle Library eBooks

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Overdrive is here! Interested in eBooks and audiobooks for your ereaders, iPads, mp3 players, etc? Click up on the Missouri Libraries 2 Go button on the left side of this webpage. With your library card you will be able to login and check out (download to your device) up to 5 items. For more information go to our news page.

Check out the Kids Page for our new ebooks for ekids link. It's a collection of animated, talking picture books and games.

ATTENTION ALL LIBRARY USERS! All children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

We have a blog for you to check out:

chatncraft.wordpress.com - the Chat n Craft meets the 3rd Monday of every month, except December (2nd Monday then), at the library in the large meeting room. We work on handwork crafts. Just about any kind. Knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting… We use this blog to post patterns we are working on, comment about projects, upcoming events, and ideas.


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