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“I challenge girls in every single country to learn one Hour of Code” — Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize win.



The largest learning event in history The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching over 100 million students in over 180 countries. What is the Hour of Code? A one-hour introduction to computer science. Students and teachers can choose from a variety of activities for kindergarten and up. Activities work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all. No experience needed by students or teachers. Activities are available in over 45 languages!’s own activities feature Minecraft, Star Wars, Disney’s Frozen, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies. Inspiration to learn computer science. Hour of Code lesson plans and activities can be used to inspire students in many different classes—math, physics, history, English, and more. After doing an hour, many students want to continue! Why computer science? Computer science is foundational. Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology. Computer science is changing every industry on the planet. The basics of computer science also help nurture creativity and problemsolving skills, and prepare students for any future career. Computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S. There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationwide. Computer science graduates enjoy the second-highest starting salary and the highest full-time employment rate (76%) within six months of graduation. Students also love it! Recent surveys show that among classes students “like a lot,” computer science and engineering rank near the top—only performing arts, art, and design are higher. But most schools don’t teach computer science.

Friends of the Johnson City Library

Annual Membership Drive


You may have gotten a letter or postcard in the mail last week from the Friends of the Johnson City Library asking you to become a member or to renew your membership.  You might be asking yourself, why should I join?  The answer is simple, the library needs friends like you to make our library great and our community needs a great library. Libraries today are less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with people  

·      LLibrary professionals facilitate individual opportunity and community progress.

·         Libraries are committed to advancing their legacy of reading and developing a digitally inclusive society.

  • Libraries of all kinds add value in five key areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment and engagement.

Libraries are transforming into the library of the future and we need your support and awareness to do this.


Now you know why we need you, but what do you get if you become a Friend?  First you get our appreciation and thanks.  A November reception to honor the Friends is planned, and the Friends get special invitations to events at the library.  And you can tell everyone that you are making the Johnson City Library one of the best small rural libraries anywhere.  That’s pretty good bragging rights!   A great way to celebrate your new membership is to come to the party and reception for the Russell Lee photography exhibit Saturday October 29 from 6 pm-8:30 pm.  There will be live music, food, crafts and costumes are encouraged. This exhibit is museum quality, and an honor for our small community to have. Our students and families don’t have to travel a 100 miles to see great art and history that revolves around Texas and like all library services and programs, it’s free.


So, who needs Friends?  The Jonson City Library needs you.  Thank you.


eShelf & Research - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime:
  • TexShare Databases: books, articles, research databases, and more
  • Selected Sites: what's good on the Web
  • Community Organizations: local, nonprofit groups and services
  • Good Reads: book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines
  • Mango Languages: Mango is an online language learning system that teaches conversation skills in ESL, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. Log-in with from home with your Johnson City Library Card!

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    Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.

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 Inter-Library Loan Program

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Limit 2 orders per person, $2.00 charge per ILL for postage, failure to pick up an item will result in a $2.50 handling charge.

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