Entries by Christina Matekel-Gibson

Summer Reading Program: Sign Up Now!

Joplin Public Library is excited to present our annual all-ages Summer Reading Program from June 1st  through July 25th, with the theme “Tails and Tales! www.joplinpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-program/ No Library card is required to participate in the Summer Reading Program; however, this year, for the first time ever, the Joplin Public Library is extending this offer of […]

FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang

If you have seen the movie “Elf,” you are familiar with the scene where Will Ferrell’s character bursts into his father’s work meeting yelling, “I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!” That’s how I feel about KELLY YANG‘s award-winning 2018 novel, “FRONT DESK.” This middle grade chapter book tells the story of […]

Reading for Change: Books by Black Authors

All of these titles can be found via the JPL catalog Picture Books M is for Melanin Concepts ABC Rose That is my dream! : A picture book of Langston Hughes’s “Dream variation” People Diversity Hughes What’s the Difference?: Being Different is Amazing     People Diversity Richards Saturday     People Mom Mora Crown: An Ode […]