JPL News

Reader Zone Challenge begins Monday, May 24th! Read 1,000 minutes (about twenty minutes/day) this summer and earn prizes along the way. All ages are welcome to participate. Find Reader Zone in your app store, choose JPL Summer 2021, enter the code 16672, and start tracking your minutes!

New Books-Adult:
A Gambling Man by David Baldacci
Killing the Mob by Bill O’Reilly
The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin
The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
New Books-Children:
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs
City Spies by James Ponti
Outside In by Deborah Underwood
New Books-Teens:
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Star Wars the High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray

JPL News

The “Tails & Tales” summer program will kick off on Thursday, May 27th, at 10:00 a.m. with special guest Valori Stone and her 4-H animal friends. Social distancing and masks (when distancing is not possible) will be encouraged.

New Books-Adults:
21st Birthday by James Patterson
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
Did I Say That Out Loud? Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them by Kristin Van Ogtrop
When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay
The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh
New Books-Children:
The Wild Path by Sarah Baughman
Unplugged by Gordon Korman
New Books-Teens:
The Lake by Natasha Preston
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
New DVDs:
The Secret-Dare to Dream

JPL begins Phase 4 reopening

The library has now returned to regular hours: Monday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Masks, social distancing, and cleaning measures are still being practiced. Curbside service is available upon request.

JPL is open by appointment with curbside service available.

    Temporary hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment or curbside pick-up, call 620-856-5591 or email To reserve a specific item, call or sign in to your library account. To locate your library account: 1) Click on “Library Catalog” in the column on the left. 2) Click on “Log on” in upper right-hand corner. 3) Enter your library card barcode number and password. Please call 856-5591 for assistance with passwords.

October 2021

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