Joplin Public Library’s Newsletter for January 2024

Joplin Public Library (JPL) has a full month of programming and events lined up for January! A few of them include:

View JPL’s online calendar to see a full list of their events, and read highlights from their newsletter below.

A Library Card Saves You Money

After the holidays, many of us could use a resent on our budget! The Library can help you meet your goals for 2024. Use their online calculator to watch your savings add up and check out all the ways that JPL can help you save money.

Resource Spotlight: JPL Book Crew

The staff at JPL love helping patrons find their next great read! Whether it’s suggesting read-a-likes, directing you to similar authors, or just sharing their personal favorites, they’ve got you covered.

In 2023, they’ve taken it up a notch. Now you can get personalized recommendations from their Book Crew just by filling out a form online!

Want to get to know the Book Crew? Put a face with a name and see what they like to read on the Library’s Book Crew Page! Or, check out their latest reviews to see if you have similar taste.

Permanent StoryWalk® at JPL

JPL invite you to come enjoy the permanent StoryWalk® in the library’s outdoor classroom, which was installed in November of 2023. The project offers an outdoor literacy experience for Joplin area children and families and was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Logan, Emily, Reid, and Marianne Stanley.

The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal from the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Through their collective efforts, a StoryWalk® has been installed in all 50 states and 12 foreign countries. Typically, large, colorful pages from a children’s book are installed along a path. As you stroll (or run, skip, or hop) along the path, you are directed to the next page in the story.

Reading a StoryWalk® combines literacy with physical activity and gives children the opportunity to learn new words, describe things and events, enjoy and tell stories, and truly experience reading in a new and different way.

About Joplin Public Library: 

Since 1902, JPL has been fulfilling the information needs of citizens of Joplin and the surrounding community. JPL opens tomorrow’s doors today through diverse opportunities to learn, create, explore, and have fun.


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