Curbside pickup is unavailable today at Gardner and Spring Hill locations due to inclement weather.
It's New Year's Day! Hello 2021. Hello to an all new you! The Library is here to help you make all of your dreams come true. Let's make those positive changes happen.
First, start with a brainstorming list. If you had a magic pill you could take to make your life better, what would your life look like tomorrow? Write down your answers. Prioritize your top five. Here's an example:
Whatever is on your top five list, contact a Librarian. Call, email, text. We'll help you find the Library resources you need to make 2021 a success!
Or, create your own adventure as you peruse the self-help collection in our catalog!
Start planning your gift list, find great deals, and get time-saving holiday tips with the Consumer Reports Holiday Gift Guide. They show you the top products from their testing, including air fryers, coffee makers, cookware, TVs, and vacuums. They also share expert advice on choosing the right gifts at the right price. Get the latest on the holidays from CR. All you need is your Library Card and PIN.
Great for kids interested in science, space, animals, history, geography and fun! You will find:
Best for kids ages 6 - 14.
Let's talk about Advanced Search. As you know, you can enter a search term at the top of any page on jocolibrary.org. Search title, author, subject or just the wildcard: keyword. From there, you can narrow search results by availability, format, ratings, reading level and more!
So, how is an Advanced Search different? For starters, you can search title, author, subject or keyword, and you can pair your query with other queries. Want to search for author and subject at the same time? This is the place to do it. You can search by series, award, genre, ISBN, publisher and call number. Those search limits like format, availability, language, reading level, and more, are available to be included in your search parameters right from the start.
You can even write your own complex queries. This is particularly helpful when you are looking for a specific topic OR a similar topic AND include another topic but NOT a certain topic. Example? "Overland Park" OR "Johnson County" AND "history" but NOT "Wyandotte County."
Whatever you're searching for, we sure hope you find it. With Advanced Search, your search is easier!
Brainfuse HelpNow has launched two special services:
FAFSA Live Help – Just like online tutoring, students and parents can chat with a live tutor to assist at any stage of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Available Mon-Thurs, 1 – 10 p.m. CDT.
Summer Camp – Elementary through High School students can overcome the “summer slide” to keep key skills fresh in their minds with short lessons, activities, and games. Available 24/7.
This year elementia has gone digital due to the COVID-19 situation. But that won't stop these teen literary voices from being heard. We give elementia writers the platform to perform live, albeit remotely. Kate McNair interviews a few of the publication's editors and producers as well. We also hear from our Librarians as they offer eLibrary suggestions and some of their favorite young adult author quotes. This is can't miss stuff. Did you hear? We've got some amazingly smart and talented teens right here in Johnson County!
You did it! You made the leap. Now you are an enterprising entrepreneur. Whether you’ve launched a startup to build a better bagel, or move freight faster, or design cutting-edge computer systems in some revolutionary new way, the important thing is, now you are your own boss! But where do you turn when little problems threaten to deflate your big dream?
see sales and expenditures of nearby competitors (just by drawing on a map)
generate a mailing list of potential customers (based on their consumer snapshot)
welcome residents who just moved into town with a coupon (from the database of new movers)
Want more? You can’t beat The Kansas City Business Journal online. From there you can access the coveted Book of Lists!
Still want more? That’s why you’re going to beat the odds and make it. How about access to over 20 business databases and resources?
Master your bookkeeping and accounting with Universal Class. Learn about forecasting profits and losses with the Small Business Reference Center. We can even help you cut costs with printable and customizable legal forms for Kansas and Missouri.
You know what? Consider us your “silent” partner. We’ll help you find it here!
Roland, it's all about the search. You've got energy and enthusiasm. That's great! That's going to help you get through what can be a difficult, complex and potentially emotionally-draining process. But don't worry! The Library has your back. You've grown up on movies like Finding Nemo and Finding Dory What's the next epic? Finding Roland a Job!
Many people say April and May are the best months to find a job and get hired. And, your Library Card makes it so much easier.
Where have you looked for jobs, Roland? Craiglist?! And??? Oh ... just Craigslist. Huh. OK ... well, let's cast a wider net.
Go to our Career Planning and Jobs section - Discover the perfect job for you with our many job search tools. Short on experience? Software and tools? No worries. We have training. We can help you with your resume, cover letter and even networking. Best thing? We can help you zero in on LOCAL jobs! Check out these amazing resources:
Karen and Earl, you're golden! You know you'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. You're such cutups — you're the bee's knees! Your enthusiasm is infectious and you brighten the day of just about everyone you encounter. But, you can't do that sitting on your duff at home, right?! A rolling stone gathers no moss. Your duffs have no moss! You volunteer!!!
OK, let's not put the cart before the horse. Speaking of horses, we never look a gift horse in the mouth. A hearty THANK YOU is due to you both during this volunteer appreciation week! Volunteers like you help your Library with 60,000 hours each year! You understand that many hands make light work. We'd be in a pickle without you and all of the volunteers who help with:
We don’t judge a book by Its cover! Karen and Earl, we know you're young at heart and still plenty spry. Do any of your friends want to help? They can view Volunteer Information and Services on our new web portal. For full descriptions of each position, please contact Volunteer Coordinator and then hit the early-bird special!
“Only a life lived for others is worth living.” — Albert Einstein
Conference Rooms Conference Rooms are free and may be reserved up to three months in advance, on a first-come, first served basis by students and study groups. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
Let's say you've got a group of 10 - 18 people getting together to exchange porridge recipes. A meeting room that hosts up to 150 people is just too big! What about a 6 person study room? Well, there are fire codes! And, what if somebody forgets to wear their deodorant?! Don't worry! We have the solution: The conference room! Not too big. Not too small. Just right.
"I found the size of the conference room to be just right!"
(Our conference rooms are 100% free to use and free of bears.)