Entries by Lori Crockett

Congratulations to JPL Staff!

Joplin Public Library (JPL) was recently announced as the winner of multiple Missouri Library Association’s Awards and a Grant at the 2023 Awards Gala held in Columbia, Missouri.  The Missouri Library Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization operating to promote library service, the profession of librarianship, and cooperation among all types of libraries and […]

Lucky Day Collection

In partnership with Friends of the Joplin Public Library, JPL recently launched our Lucky Day Collection!  The Lucky Day Collection is a collection of highly popular books that are available for immediate check-out, even if there are multiple holds on the title in our regular collection.  Titles are first-come, first-served, and available on top of […]

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Get in your element—sign up for a library card! It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month! Held each September, Library Card Sign-Up Month is an annual reminder that library cards empower individuals and communities by providing free access to technology, multimedia content, educational programming, and much more. A library card opens a world of learning for everyone and […]

Author Sean Fitzgibbon is Coming to JPL!

Post Art Library and JPL Adult Programming are excited to soon host author and artist Sean Fitzgibbon at the library. Sean wrote and illustrated What Follows is True: Crescent Hotel, a nonfiction graphic novel that depicts the mythologies surrounding the Crescent Hotel’s strange two years as the Baker Hospital, a Depression Era cancer hospital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Sean’s visit […]

Get to know JPL’s Book Reviewers

JPL’s Book Reviewers are a group of passionate, committed staff who hope their reviews will allow patrons to discover great new reads!  As Library staff, they are familiar with some of our most popular items, but also have a talent for highlighting something you may have missed!  Check out all of their reviews here, or take […]