Entries by Site Administrator

Chat n Craft Zoomed

We had our first Zoom meeting, last Friday, July 3, 2020. We had fun seeing each other for the first time in a few months and talked about future Zoom meetings and continuing the Zooming after we eventually will be able to have the inside the Library monthly meeting again. We are leaning towards a […]

CnC blog to comment on

The Library is open to the public but our meeting rooms are not open yet. I have had several CnC members ask when will be able to meet again. We are trying to figure out a way. I am wanting your ideas on what you would like. You are very creative, we can come up […]

Library Reopening Plan

Joplin Public Library reopened its physical location on Monday, June 8, 2020. The Library staff and Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the situation and adjust dates as needed moving forward.  Stay up-to-date by following the Library’s Facebook page and visiting the website. Our current operating plan is as follows: The Library building reopened […]

Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Program runs from May 26th to July 25th. Our reading programs are through Beanstack – where babies, kids, teens, and adults can all participate to win prizes by completing reading requirements for their category. It also includes book and activity logging, badges and registration for all members of the family under one account. […]

Curbside Pickup Service

We are implementing phase three in our reopening plan. This latest phase will allow Library cardholders access to physical library materials and restore interlibrary loan services. Starting on May 14, Library staff will begin offering limited hours for curbside pickup of hold items. Cardholders will be able to put items on hold at joplinpubliclibrary.org or […]

Reopening of Book Drop

Joplin Public Library remains temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, Library staff are making plans to reopen some services. The first phase in the process began May 5, with administrative and custodial staff returning to work full-time in the building. They have been readying the building, training on implementing upcoming phases and purchasing […]

Hoopla adds Bonus Borrows

Bonus Borrows: Thanks to hoopla! Hoopla features thousands of digital audiobooks, e-books, digital comic books, movies, TV shows, and music titles that can be accessed through a web browser or the hoopla app on your tablet or smartphone. With hoopla there are no waits for anything in the collection. Every item is available immediately whether […]

Additional e-Resources

We have a bunch of online resources available for you when you go to “What We Offer” on our menu, on the left side you will see Reference.  One is by Category and one is listed alphabetically of All Databases we have available. We also have some on our kids e-content webpage. We have been […]

Library Closed – due to Covid 19 pandemic

Joplin Public Library Temporarily Closes in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic (Joplin, Mo.) – In an effort to be proactive in protecting the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Joplin Public Library is closing beginning Wednesday, March 18, until further notice. This includes all programs and outreach services. […]