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Registration for our Summer Reading Program is now available! It’s easy to participate and the adventures are endless. We’ll be giving away prizes each week throughout the Summer and logging books until July 28th. Register here for each reader or listener in your family.
The library has a job opening for a part-time library assistant in the children’s area. This position is 29.5 hours a week and includes working one night a week and every third weekend. This person will work with elementary and tween programming, particularly the monthly STEM club and Lego Club. Apply online only through the City’s website beginning Saturday, June 10.
June 29th 4:00-5:15 pm
Kingsport Public Library Board Room
The Kingsport Public Library invites adults to join us for the Unabridged Afternoons Book Club on June 29th from 4:00-5:15 pm in the library’s board room. June’s book selection is Fredrik Backman’s novel A Man Called Ove.
The Kingsport Public Library will be remodeling the children’s area beginning late January. The children’s collection will be available on the fourth floor & the children’s computers will be available. Thomas the Train is going on a vacation and will return with new friends!
Brianne Wright has been an archivist for the City of Kingsport for 10 years. The archives currently hold 700+ collections and Brianne has recently published her new book On This Day In Kingsport History. Learn more about her role as archivist and how she is helping the City of Kingsport celebrate 100 years as a city here. #KPThero
We have added NoveList Select to our online catalog. There is now more information available when searching for items. If a book is part of a series it will now display that information. It will also give recommendations for similar books to the title being viewed and Lexile Reading Level. See an example of NoveList Select in our catalog here.
Join us for fun events all summer long!
June 7th- Mr. Bond the Science Guy
June 14th- Park Ranger Marty Silver
June 21st- Puppeteer Hobey Ford
June 28th- Touch-a-Truck
July 5th- Animal Wrangler Safari Greg
July 12th- Author Michael Shoulders
July 18th- Magician Haydini
July 26th- Finale Party
June 15th- Scavenger Hunt
June 22nd- Self Defense in a Flash
June 29th- LEGO Obstacle Course
July 6th- Crafty Afternoon
July 13th- Water Balloon Fortress Battle
July 15th 2:00-3:30 pm
Kingsport Public Library Auditorium
Join us for our FunFest Genealogy Event! Learn about the tools and tricks to researching and building your family tree using FamilySearch and it’s partners.
Your Library Card is your passport to a wide world of information, intrigue, and knowledge. Get it today!
Come learn about our 3D printer in our new Maker Space!
Amazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. Customers can now elect to donate 0.5% of their purchase to the charity of their choice. Click here to learn how to make the “Friends of the Kingsport Public Library” your donation of choice.
The Kingsport Public Library will have special hours in observance of Independence Day:
July 3rd 9:00-5:30 pm
July 4th Closed
July 5th Return to Normal Hours
We’d love for you to join us for storytime at the library! During the summer, we offer storytime for 24 months through preschool ages.
Time for Two’s Storytime is on Thursday @ 10:30 for 24-36 months
Preschool Storytime is on Tuesday @ 10:30 for 3-5 years
For more information or for group storytime please call us at 229-9366. We hope to see you soon!
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