Entries by Chelsey Gatewood

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who gets a card and why?

There is a Joplin Public Library card waiting for YOU Learn about the types of Library cards, who gets one, and for how much! Resident Library Card Annual property tax from the residents who live within the city limits of Joplin provide a great deal of the Library’s funding. (THANK YOU JOPLIN!) Due to this, […]

Free Lunch for all kids!

Joplin Schools and Joplin Public Library want to make sure that NO CHILD experiences food insecurity this Summer. Every weekday from now until August 13, Joplin Nutritional Services Department will be in the entrance of Joplin Public Library at 1901 E. 20th Street in Joplin to hand out free sack lunches to any child (under […]

Here to help you! JPL & Economic Security Corporation

The local branch of the Economic Security Corporation’s official Mission statement is: To provide comprehensive services that will instill hope and share opportunities to eliminate the conditions of poverty and help neighbors achieve self-sufficiency. We also feel that this is a vital and essential mission of the Library. In the spirit of that partnership, an Outreach […]

Storywalk at JPL! “Just in Case you Want to Fly”

Joplin Public Library’s Rosemary Titus Reynold’s Children’s Department staff are excited to announce a new interactive outdoor activity just in time for Summer Reading at Joplin Public Library – A StoryWalk®! A StoryWalk® is an innovative way for families to enjoy reading and being outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book […]

Free Audiobooks April 29 – August 4, 2021!

Gather round, audiobook enthusiasts – it’s that time of year again! SYNC Audiobooks, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive’s Sora student reading app, returns Thursday, April 29.  Although the program is targeted for teens aged 13 and older, anyone may download the free audiobooks! Once downloaded, the titles are kept indefinitely. Now in its 12th year […]

JPL Strategic Plan: 2021-2025

The Joplin Public Library (JPL) has unveiled a new strategic plan effective through the year 2025. The new JPL Strategic Plan describes the Library’s mission, core values, and vision for future success while also identifying key result areas where JPL will direct its energy and resources over the next several years.   Joplin Public Library […]