Library Job Available

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Permanent part-time (29.5 hrs per week) library assistant job available to work at main circulation desk.  Also does outreach programs in coordination with youth services such as story times, teen programs, family programs at the library and in various city housing developments, in schools and at community events, etc. Pay $10.31/hr. Apply by April 27 online through City of Kingsport’s website (do NOT apply at the library)



Come Celebrate National Library Week

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April 13th-19th is National Library Week! To celebrate, the Kingsport Public Library will be having two programs during the week. The first is an author talk and book signing by local author Rita Quillen. She’ll be presenting her new novel Hiding Ezra. Copies will be available for purchase at the program, which will be on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:00 pm.  The second program, Eating Like a Locavore, will be a presentation given by local farmer John Woodworth. He’ll be discussing farmer’s markets, community supported agriculture, and other related topics. Eating Like a Locavore will be on Thursday, April 17th at 12:00 noon. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch so they can enjoy the presentation during their lunch break. Come out and experience what the library has to offer!

Geek the Library

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Get your geek on. Show your support. |

 KPL is joining 170 other Tennessee libraries in Geek the Library, a national campaign to raise awareness about the importance of libraries.  The campaign uses the word “geek” as a verb and highlights what people are passionate about and how libraries can provide resources to support their pursuits. Be on the lookout for Geek billboards, yard signs and more.  The website,, provides information about how people can get active and support their local libraries.


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The new update for the Ipad (ios 7)  has created issues with Overdrive (READS downloadables).  You must unistall the Overdrive media console ( to do so you hold down on the icon, when all icons start shaking click the x in corner of icon, then delete. ) You must then go into the app store and get overdrive app again.  You will have to put in your adobe id again.  All should be well after that.  The library is checking with our KPL app vendor to see if there’s an issue there, too.


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