Juneteenth, the Library and You!

Johnson County is celebrating Juneteenth under the theme “Learn the Past...Change the Future.” Celebrate Juneteenth and the recognition of freedom for all by joining the County's inaugural celebration.

Writers: Johnson County Library wants to know about your Juneteenth experiences! What does the holiday mean to you? How do you celebrate? What do you look forward to this year? Whether you’ve been celebrating your whole life or are newly coming into knowledge of the day, we look forward to learning more about Juneteenth in our community. Keep responses under 500 words. Submit your work here »

For more writing prompts, writers' events and contests, visit our For Writers section.

Finally, do we have Juneteenth book recommendations? Do we ever⁠—for adults, teens and young readers!