Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Successful 2020 Summer Reading Package to Go

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Saturday, July 11, 2020 was the last day to pick up the Summer Reading Package to Go at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library (JKPL).

Team Joeten-Kiyu Public Library distributed more than 640 Packages to Go to families of the 2020 Summer Reading Program at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library. Families visited the library since June 30, 2020 by appointment to pick up their packet and had a blast checking out a great selection of books and having fun with their library friends! We celebrate literacy and lifelong learning by sharing amazing books, learning activities, school supplies, and access to information through our 2020 Summer Reading Program!

Check out our upcoming programs and services available at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library-- ukulele classes, community cultural classes, Early Literacy Story Hour, Children's Story Hour, Library Leads with Digital Skills Class, virtual learning resources, and so much more! Access free ebooks from Baker and Taylor Axis 360 or visit our website at and check out our online card catalog. Registration is required for classes. Visit for updated information. Interested participants, please contact the JKPL by telephone at 235-7315/7322/7323. Please contact the JKPL by phone at 235-7315/7322/7323(READ) for more information or to register your family for these amazing learning opportunities!


Thank you to all the families and children for participating in our programs and visiting the Joeten-Kiyu Public library this summer! Shout out to our community partners/sponsors, ETC donors, Office of the Governor Ralph DLG. Torres, Office of the Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios, Office of the Mayor of Rota, Office of the Mayor of Tinian and Aguigan, Saipan Mayor’s Office, Lady Diann Torres Foundation (for the amazing Elmo and Cookie Monster costumes), MARPAC for the Children's Library decor, AmeriCorps volunteers, Friends of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, First Book Marketplace, CNMI Public School System, All Star Sporting Goods, Achugao Services, LLC, American Library Association, Anaks Holdings, LLC, AOK, LLC, Athlete’s Foot of Saipan, Bridge Capital, LLC, CNMI Books and Resource Center, CNMI Public School System, Excelsior Marianas, LLC, FT Condo, LLC, Google, Public Library Association, Joeten Development INC., M.S. Villagomez, Inc., Marianas Acquisition dba IP&E, Coconut Capital, LLC, NMI Museum of History and Culture, Proa, LLC, Seven Leaves, LLC, Westview Property, LLC, Northern Marianas Humanities Council's Motheread/Fatheread CNMI, Commonwealth Library Council, and our hardworking Team Joeten-Kiyu Public Library.

Programs and activities are also made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS Grant # LSTA LS-00-19-0052-19, IMLS Grant # LSTA LS-01-19-0058- 19, IMLS Grant# LSTA LS-246158-OLS-20, and IMLS Grant# LSTA LS-246573-OLS-

  1. This project was made possible by support from the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, a non-profit private corporation with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this grant opportunity do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Community members, businesses and government agencies who would like to sponsor the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Summer Reading Program are encouraged to contact the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library at (670) 235-7315 or 7323 or 7322.

For the latest news and events, please visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joetenkiyupubliclibrary. Follow the library on Instagram @joetenkiyupubliclibrary, Pinterest @ Joeten Kiyu, and Snapchat @JoetenKiyu. The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s summer hours of operation effective Tuesday, June 9, 2020 are by appointment only: Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12noon. Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays. Biba, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library!

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