News and Announcements
You can now register for a library card online! - go to or click http://catalog.joplinpubliclibrary.org/polaris/logon.aspx
Did you come for the Ribbon Cutting of our new Early Literacy Play Space? We became one of only about 300 libraries nationally that have become a Family Place Library. We are the second site in Missouri. Play Space amenities include comfortable seating for adults and children; a board book reading nook; a quiet area for playing with blocks, puzzles, and other manipulatives; and the dramatic play elements of a puppet theater, doll house, train table, and a kitchen. Funds for the space were generously provided by the Bramlage Family Foundation. If you want to see some pictures of the Ribbon Cutting Click here.
We have a new page that has our Facebook and Twitter posts, in case you do not have one of those accounts and want to see what you are missing. PLUS the page has info about our New Building including the camera link. Go to our New Building page and check it out.
Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks are here! You can click on Overdrive here or on our home page. They will help you get started with using it on your device. Check their webpage and look on the right side for the "Getting Started My Help!" section. Do you want to listen to audiobooks on your mp3 player? Do you have an eReader? (Kindle now does too.) Do you want to read eBooks on your computer at home? All you need is your library card and set up your device following MoLib2Go instructions and you will be able to download and read/listen on your own device. You can check out up to 5 items for 7 or 14 days. You can set your preference in your account on Missouri Libraries 2 Go page.
If you own a Kindle click on this link - Kindle Library eBooks
The web address of our Library Catalog is now http://catalog.joplinpubliclibrary.org/polaris/ and if you want to use our mobile catalog and your phone does not automatically redirect you, use http://catalog.joplinpubliclibrary.org/mobile
Do you ? Check out the lastest in Children's literature by following us on Pinterest, http://pinterest.com/joplinlibrary.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - Keep track of all the great JPL programs for Adults, Teens, Kids and Families. Check out our online calendar!
The Chat n Craft meets for free at the library every month, the 3rd Monday, 5:30-8pm, in the large meeting room, working on all kinds of handwork and learning new projects. We also have a blog to help stay up on patterns, ideas, meetings, comments. Check it out at chatncraft.wordpress.com
Remember to check our JPL calendar for what is going on in the library (click on Calendar or "online calendar" above), including the CnC.