JPL reviewers
Administrative Assistant
Collection Development Librarian
Reference Librarian
Jacque Gage
Lisa Brown
Administrative Assistant
Linda Cannon
Circulation & Collection Development Librarian
Patty Crane
Reference Librarian
Childrens Librarian
Danya Walker, Assistant Circulation Supervisor
Leslie Hayes
Beth Snow
Jeana Gockley
Childrens Librarian
Danya Walker
Assistant Circulation Supervisor
Leslie Hayes
Technical Services Librarian
Beth Snow
Teen Librarian

Book Reviews

Below are links to book, movie and database reviews written by the Joplin Public Library's librarians, Library Administrative Assistant and Senior Circulation Assistant. Earlier reviews and links may be found at our 2015-JPL Book Reviews, 2014-JPL Book Reviews, 2013-JPL Book Reviews, 2012-JPL Book Reviews, 2011-JPL Book Reviews, 2010-JPL Book Reviews, 2009-JPL Book Reviews, 2008-JPL Book Reviews, 2007-JPL Book Reviews and at by searching the archives for "library book review". You can follow our blog at for these reviews or click on the link below.

March 6, 2016 - Book Review: Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
Review by Danya Walker

February 21, 2016 - Book Review: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
Review by Beth Snow

February 14, 2016 - Book Review: eMagazines on MoLib2Go Review
Review by Patty Crane

February 7, 2016 - Book Review: Bad News About What’s Good for You/Good News About What’s Bad for You by Jeff Wilser
Review by Linda Cannon

January 24, 2016 - Book Reviews: Southern Reach Trilogy / by Jeff VanderMeer
Review by Leslie Hayes

January 17, 2016 - Book Review: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Review by Jacque Gage

January 10, 2016 - Book Reviews: 2016 Reading List
Review by Danya Walker

If you're interested in older reviews go to our:

2015 - JPL Book Reviews
2014 - JPL Book Reviews
2013 - JPL Book Reviews
2012 - JPL Book Reviews
2011 - JPL Book Reviews
2010 - JPL Book Reviews
2009 - JPL Book Reviews
2008 - JPL Book Reviews
2007 - JPL Book Reviews or go to and search their archives for "library book review".

Or follow our blog at for our reviews.