Bookmarkable

Bookmark art

We Want Your Art!

Post-it note? Your napping kitty's tail? Folded corner (gasp!)? None of those are nearly as cool as having a bookmark with your very own artwork on it. Enter your bookmark art in the National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest, and you could see your lovely design on bookmarks available at all of our Library locations.

Tell Us your story about family, books and learning
Show Us what you love about your Library
Draw Us into your colorful Library world

From preschoolers to adults, there are different age categories each with their own winner. Entries are due Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Print out your entry form (PDF) and start creating! Or, join us at one of our Create Your Contest Bookmark events.

The winning illustrations will be unveiled during National Library Week in April. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed throughout the remainder of the year at all 14 branches of the Johnson County Library and three Friends Bookstores.

Co-sponsored with Friends of Johnson County Library.

Post-it note? Your napping kitty's tail? Folded corner (gasp!)? None of those are nearly as cool as having a bookmark with your very own artwork on it. Enter your bookmark art in the National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest, and you could see your lovely design on bookmarks available at all of our Library locations.

Tell Us your story about family, books and learning
Show Us what you love about your Library
Draw Us into your colorful Library world

From preschoolers to adults, there are different age categories each with their own winner. Entries are due Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Print out ... Continue »

Legislative Coffee

Legislative Coffee Series

Discover what’s percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Your Senators and Representatives will discuss the new legislative session, followed by audience Q&A. You bring the questions, and we’ll provide the coffee and doughnuts.

Presented with League of Women Voters of Johnson County.

Legislators in attendance:

Senator Dinah Sykes, District 21

Representative Susan Ruiz, District 23

Representative Brandon Woodard, District 30

Representative Brett Parker, District 29

Discover what’s percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Your Senators and Representatives will discuss the new legislative session, followed by audience Q&A. You bring the questions, and we’ll provide the coffee and doughnuts.

Presented with League of Women Voters of Johnson County.

Legislators in attendance:

Senator Dinah Sykes, District 21

Representative Susan Ruiz, District 23

Representative Brandon Woodard, District 30

Representative Brett Parker, District 29

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Lenexa City Center Library
Lamar Hunt

TBT: Good Idea!

Have you ever had a good idea? You know, the kind of idea that leads to a foolhardy venture like creating a football league to take on the NFL? That's exactly what Lamar Hunt and seven other owners did in creating the American Football League. They called themselves the "foolish club." The AFL and NFL merged in 1966. Four years later, Hunt's Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. Now, fifty years later, the team we call "our team" is returning for another championship!

Are you a Chiefs fan? Search jocohistory.org for articles about Lamar and the team from back in the day. It's the place to travel through local history. Also, be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Have you ever had a good idea? You know, the kind of idea that leads to a foolhardy venture like creating a football league to take on the NFL? That's exactly what Lamar Hunt and seven other owners did in creating the American Football League. They called themselves the "foolish club." The AFL and NFL merged in 1966. Four years later, Hunt's Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. Now, fifty years later, the team we call "our team" is returning for another championship!

Are you a Chiefs fan? Search jocohistory.org for articles about Lamar and the team from back in the day. It's the place to travel through local history. Also, be sure to follow our ... Continue »

New Podcast Episode: Branch Managers

In this episode of Did you hear?, it’s a Branch Manager panel. We brought in three branch managers to talk. They compare and contrast their experiences. We take a look at the differences in service populations, facilities, resources, and more. It’s an excellent and insightful discussion. 

In this episode of Did you hear?, it’s a Branch Manager panel. We brought in three branch managers to talk. They compare and contrast their experiences. We take a look at the differences in service populations, facilities, resources, and more. It’s an excellent and insightful discussion. 

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

See what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Create Your Contest Bookmark, various times & dates

Now Presenting: Writing Contest Winners​ Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Legislative Coffee Series Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 am @ Corinth Library

Check out all our events »

See what's happening this week at Johnson County Library »

Create Your Contest Bookmark, various times & dates

Now Presenting: Writing Contest Winners​ Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 pm @ Central Resource Library

Legislative Coffee Series Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 am @ Corinth Library

... Continue »

Tax Help is Here

Your Tax Help Central

Tax season is here, and just getting started can be taxing. Need a form or a bit of assistance filling out those forms? The Library and AARP are here to help with services at our Central Resource Library.

Tax forms

  • Online forms: We're happy to help you print any form at any location for 15 cents per page.
  • Paper forms: Starting late January, Central Resource Library will have a limited supply of federal paper tax forms.

Tax assistance

Avoid the anxiety. Get your tax season off to a good start at the Library.

Tax season is here, and just getting started can be taxing. Need a form or a bit of assistance filling out those forms? The Library and AARP are here to help with services at our Central Resource Library.

Tax forms

  • Online forms: We're happy to help you print any form at any location for 15 cents per page.
  • Paper forms: Starting late January, Central Resource Library will have a limited supply of federal paper tax forms.

Tax assistance

  • AARP Tax-Aide volunteers: Get help preparing individual tax returns for middle- and low-
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Jillian Riscoe

Featured Artist FridayJillian Riscoe

Jillian Riscoe's songs are born out of "infinite possibilities of creation and self-expression" and "strength, overcoming negative situations and behaviors, empowerment, finding yourself." Riscoe has been a musician since the age of 7 and a songwriter since 11; this longevity and dedication to craft is evident in the arena-sized rock that has put her on the same stages as Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Lisa Loeb and Everclear, among others. After an extended absence from music, Riscoe has returned with new songs "Breaking Point" and the upcoming "Creatures of Habit." It's pleasure to share a new interview with Jillian Riscoe about this new music, the inspirations behind it, as well has her book, music and movie recommendations.

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Please introduce yourself and describe your music for new listeners.

Hi, my name is Jillian Riscoe and I'm a pop/rock singer/songwriter from Kansas City, MO. I'd describe my music as soulful rock/dark pop.

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