Entries by Lori Crockett

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 […]

Pride Month Picks

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated […]

Summer Reading is OVER!

Joplin Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program began May 30th and will run through July 23rd, with the theme “All Together Now”.  No Library card is required to participate in the Summer Reading Program; however, for the third year, the Joplin Public Library is extending the offer of a free Summer Reading Library card to […]

NEW Virtual Tour

Have you ever been unsure of where to go as you entered the library?  Are you using the same resources over and over because you don’t know what else we may have to offer?  Our NEW virtual tour is for YOU!  We hope this tour will allow you to find your way in the library, […]