Entries by Lori Crockett

A new year, a new you, a new hobby!

Hobbies can be a great way to unwind, foster creativity, and make new friends.  They offer an opportunity to pursue passions and set goals unrelated to our professional lives.  As children, our free time was consumed with hobbies such as arts and crafts, playing sports, and games.  While juggling the demands of adult life, we […]

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 […]