Entries by Lori Crockett

Joplin Reads Together Results

Thank you all for a wonderful second year of Joplin Reads Together.  JPL is proud of the connections formed during this shared experience, and want to thank everyone who participated!  Also, thank you to our community partners, Post Art Library, Friends of the Joplin Public Library, Joplin Chamber of Commerce, and Missouri Southern State University […]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Joplin Public Library wants to spread the word that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available to ALL Missouri Children age 0-5.  This was made possible by legislation (Section 178.694 RSMo) that identifies school districts as the local partner for this initiative. Full funding was included in DESE’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget to establish and […]

Health & Wellness Library of Things Additions

Joplin Public Library is launching a new Health & Wellness category as part of their Library of Things collection, thanks to a recently awarded Bramlage & Willcoxon Foundation Grant.  Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional materials including tools, games, kitchen items, electronics and more — all available to check out for free from […]