All Classes and Events

E.g., 12/15/2019
E.g., 12/15/2019

Preschoolers will enjoy this longer storytime that features stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills. Designed for ages 3-6 and a caregiver. Siblings welcome.  Seating is limited. Please arrive early to pick up a name tag at the desk near the Storytime Room.

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Create your bookmark entry for our Friends of Johnson County Library bookmark contest and turn it in, all in one afternoon. You bring an idea and we’ll provide the workspace and art supplies so you can bring it to life. Bold, colorful designs draw the judges’ attention, and you can enter the contest as soon as your masterpiece is complete. 

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This program is in the afternoon, and you can still enjoy reading under the stars! We’ll provide awesome books, flashlights and even some stars. We’ll turn out some of the lights during this program. Bring your cozy sleeping bag or favorite blanket to complete the picture of reading outdoors under the stars. This
program is great for sensory sensitive young patrons.

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Jan. 29 is Kansas’ 159th birthday! This family friendly event will include historic games, activities and stories about life in Kansas over the past century. Come and go anytime between 4-7 pm and see what Kansas has to offer!

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Offered Monday - Thursday, Jan. 6 - May 20 (except school holidays). With lots of resources, tips and friendly smiles, Homework Help Coaches are ready to lend a hand. Students can bring specific homework assignments to work on, such as book reports or science projects; vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills; math; and social studies. All ages welcome; students in grades 2-8 are given priority. English language learners (ELL) are welcome. Generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the R.A. Long Foundation.

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The whole family will enjoy this flexible storytime. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Fun for the whole family.

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Meeting Room

American kids love to read, and this Book Club helps American kids read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl’s point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl and some new friends. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12; all kids are welcome.

Monticello Books
January: Never Stop Singing – A Melody Classic
February: A Heart Full of Hope – An Addy Classic
March: The One and...

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Storytime Room

The whole family will enjoy this flexible storytime. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Fun for the whole family.

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Let’s read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. We provide a free book while supplies last. Keep it if you like, give it to a friend and invite them to our Club, or return it for other Club kids to enjoy. Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your book. Best for ages 9-13.

Central Resource Books
January: Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
February: The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at five different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

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