Entries by Chelsey Gatewood

Easy wireless printing at JPL!

Do you have something you need to print? You can print straight to the JPL computer lab printer from your own device! 📲 Printed items are $.10 per page for black and white & $.25 for color. All you have to do is.. 1) Download the free “Princh” app from your app store.  2) Open […]

JPL offers Curbside Pickup

We’ve got shocking news, winter in the Midwest can be COLD! If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your vehicle, if you would rather avoid germs, or if you just don’t want to change out of your PJs, we’ve got you! Use curbside pickup at Joplin Public Library! Watch the video below to […]

Regina Jennings is coming to JPL!

We are excited to announce an upcoming author’s visit!! Regina Jennings, an award winning historical romance writer, is presenting and hosting a book signing Thursday, December 9, 2021 here at our very own Joplin Public Library. Her presentation covers the life and legacy of Kate Warne–the first female Pinkerton agent, who also serves as the inspiration […]

Come & get creative in our Makerspace!

Anyone creative, crafty, or even just curious, is invited to enjoy the “Makerspace” within the Joplin Public Library (1901 E. 20th Street in Joplin), in a come and go format, during the following hours: Tuesdays, 2 pm – 6 pm / Wednesdays, 10 am – 4 pm / Thursdays, 2 pm – 8 pm  / […]

Best Books of 2021

The best books of 2021 have been announced, based on reader reviews, hosted by the book suggestion website Goodreads. 👈 Click this link to browse the list. Winners in each category have been tagged to the Joplin Public Library online catalog for your convenience. Happy reading! Beautiful world, where are you The last thing he […]

Art by Luke Blevins in Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery

We’re glad to present Queer Space by Luke Blevins in Joplin Public Library’s Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery from Sunday, October 10-Friday, December 31, 2021. In this work, Blevins explores the tangential relationships between boyhood, social expectations, queer culture, and heteronormative assimilationism. He uses fantastical imagery to illustrate the shifting relationships we have with space and community […]

Welcome our two new Librarians!

Joplin Public Library is thrilled to announce the appointment of two brand new librarian positions. New librarian appointments are rare for the Library, with the last unique job addition taking place in 2006, when a teen services librarian was added. On August 2, the Joplin Public Library promoted Jason Sullivan, a reference assistant, to the […]

Joplin Public Library is recognized with a State Award in Public Relations

On September 29, 2021, The Missouri Library Association (MLA) awarded the yearly state-wide Public Relations Achievement Award to Joplin Public Library at their annual conference in St. Louis. On hand to accept the award were Joplin Public Library’s Director Jeana Gockley and Public Relations/Marketing Assistant Chelsey Gatewood. Factors contributing to the recognition were the key […]

Bargains Galore: The JPL “Sale Shelf”

The Joplin Public Library already offers their community a tremendous value for their dollar with their daily operations, but did you know that the Library also has a place where you can BUY books, magazines, DVDs, and more? The “Sale Shelf” located on the Eastern end of the main lobby presents our public with a […]

Library now open late on Thursdays

The Joplin Public Library is pleased to announce another extension to open hours. As of Thursday, August 5 the Library will be open every Thursday evening until 8 pm. The previous closing time was 6 pm. The full list of current open hours for the Library are: Monday – Wednesday : 9 am to 6 […]