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  • Summer Reading for Teens

    Teen summer reading prizes

    Teen Summer Reading has three easy steps!

    1. Pick up your prize book at the beginning of summer at any Johnson County Library location.
    2. Register for summer reading online!
    3. Collect badges and track your reading all summer long!

  • BYOF All Summer

    BYOF: Bring Your Own Fandom

    Fans of everything from Sherlock to Adventuretime​ will enjoy our fandom events all Summer long! So start working on your costumes now and put these events on your calendar.

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The Final Chapter

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The end is nigh...

The end of an era approaches...The Hunger Games franchise is coming to an end.

Staff Review
Susin Nielsen
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

The two narrators alternate chapters telling the story of the splinters of their individual families melding into a new one. Eighth-grader Stewart and Ninth-grader Ashley are on their way to becoming step-siblings, with Stewart and his widower dad moving in with Ashley and her divorced mom--though Ashley's recently out-of-the-closet dad is still living in their backyard laneway house. They are a complete contrast of personalities and styles. As Stewart describes:

Teen Review
Elena Dunkle
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

Elena has been struggling since a young age, shutting people out and retreating into herself. By 17, she is diagnosed with anorexia and is continually in and out of treatment centers. This is about her journey, the ups and the downs of her eating disorder.

This was an incredible retelling of what Elena went through from her teen years into her adult years. The amount of emotion in this book was stunning and I felt myself brought to tears in several places. Elena was a strong person for finding a way to get out of the strong grip anorexia had on her, and though it took her a long...

Staff Review
Kat Falls
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

The America that we know is gone - destroyed by war and a biological disaster.  The country is split in two. The dangerous East is full of human survivors riddled by mutation. Lane has always lived in the West, behind a giant wall meant to keep her safe from the feral, mutated creatures of the East. She soon learns that her father is a fetch -- hired to travel into the Feral Zone and retrieve valuable art. When he doesn't return she is forced to go into the feral zone to save him and also finish his mission -- retrieve something of value for a high-ranking official.

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Jedi Training Camp

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Learn to use the force!

Lightsaber training camp? Sign me up! Unfortunately, this class is held in Singapore, but with lightspeed you will be there in no time.

Although they say this is the most realistic lightsaber fight, my money is on this demonstration of skill

Staff Review
Laura Ruby
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Jul 20, 2015

The dedication:

For Steve, who sees.
And for Anne, who believes.

Upcoming Events

Table Top Games
Antioch Library
09/02/2015 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Corinth Anime Club
Corinth Library
09/04/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
YAAC: Young Adult Advisory Council
Blue Valley Library
09/05/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
elementia Presents: A Drawing Workshop
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Corinth Library
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