Johnson City Public Library offering plenty of educational options for summer

If you’re looking for some educational summer fun, there is plenty to do at the Johnson City Library. That was the message from Jennifer Johnson who serves as the school-age program coordinator for the Johnson City Public Library. She took time to describe the library’s programs to Indian Trail 5th-graders on Tuesday.

Representatives from the Johnson City Public Library will visit all of the district’s middle and elementary schools before summer starts, as they share with students their different free program. The goal is to allow students and their families to have educational opportunities, even in the summer.


“We think it’s really, really important that kids continue to read over the summer, just so they don't encounter what we call the summer slide,” Johnson said. “We have the fun programs, we have the prizes and all of that, but the most important thing is that the kids continue to read over the summer so that they are ready in the Fall to enter whatever grade they are going into.”

The theme for this summer is Libraries Rock so there will be numerous musical programs, dance programs and other activities that focus on the arts. The best part is they are all FREE!

Some of the events include an instrument petting zoo, book clubs, escape rooms, arts & crafts, fossil casting, visiting authors, musicians and so much more. For a complete list of events, check the Johnson City Public Libraries website.

Johnson City Public Library Calendar

The library is also offering a Summer Reading Program that will reward students – and parents, if they wish to participate – with gifts.

Sign up for Summer Reading program for KIDS by clicking here. (To sign up you must be a rising first through sixth grader.)

Teens Summer Reading program is available by clicking here.

Adults, there is a summer reading program for you too! Sign up by clicking here.  

Library card

If you live or work in Northeast Tennessee, you are elgible for a library card. Children 3 to 15 can apply with a parent or legal guardian and non-residents may also apply for a card with an added fee. All you need to get a library card is a current photo ID that shows your birth date and an additional form of address verification that shows your name, address and a date within the past 90 days – such as a utility bill.

Here is full video of the presentation


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