Joplin Public Library and Joplin Avenue Coffee Company Organize First Ever Joplin Book Swap

(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Public Library and the Joplin Avenue Coffee Company are excited to announce their first ever Joplin Book Swap! This event will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S. Joplin Ave). Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Coffee is available for purchase.

Participants are encouraged to bring a book to give away to another participant. At the event, participants will swap books with individuals of their choosing or select a new book to take home with them from an assortment of titles provided by the Joplin Public Library. Throughout the book swap, participants are encouraged to talk about the books they are giving away and receiving. Suggested talking points will be provided.

In addition to the swap itself, Joplin Public Library and the Joplin Avenue Coffee Company have created pairing guides for participants, as they select that perfect drink to go along with that perfect book. Pairing guides are based upon book genres and drinks available for purchase at the Joplin Avenue Coffee Company.

In preparing for the event, Joplin Public Library Director, Jeana Gockley, remarked, “We are excited to offer a new literary themed program to our community. By partnering with great, local institutions, such as the Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, we hope to give our community a reason to gather together, enjoy the company of like-minded individuals with similar interests, and to embrace the new — be it a burgeoning friendship or a new literary obsession.”

For more information about this event, please contact Derek Moser, Adult Programming Librarian, at 417.623.7953, ext. 1030 or


Derek Moser, Adult Programming Librarian
Joplin Public Library
417.623.7953, ext. 1030

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