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Johnson City Library Completes Tocker Grant

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A year ago in April, the Tocker Foundation awarded the Johnson City Library a $50,000 grant for new furnishings.  A little over a year later everything is complete and the library has had a total facelift.  In order to be eligible, the whole library needed to be remodeled at the same time.  We had just completed the Hancher grant that upgraded the adult computer area and created the new Community Education Room and upgraded to LED lighting with funding from the Johnson City Woman’s Civic Club. The Tocker grant revitalized several areas.  In the youth area, there are new computer tables and chairs, a soundproofing wall that is amazing, a new rug, a curved bookcase, and furnishings.  A teen area was created with a colorful booth with a charging station.  There are now two seating areas for adults and new bookcases.  The results are that the library is more functional and accessible.  The lighter colors brighten the room and make it feel more spacious.  The bookcases all match and are easier to access,   In short, we have a library that is a source of pride for our community.  The library acknowledges and thanks the Tocker Foundation for making this possible, and for putting their trust in us this time and the many other grants in the past.
In normal times, we would have had an opening reception for the Blanco community.  We’ll have to put that on hold, but please come by.  Sit on the furniture, use our services (free Wi-Fi, 24-7, computers, printing, hotspots).  It is our honor to always strive for better ways to serve the community especially now, so let us know how we’re doing.  Have a look, check out a book!