Join us for a virtual day of celebrating the end of Summer Reading! First, congratulations are in order!
Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading 2020 theme is Imagine Your Story. Throughout the summer, artists of all ages have been encouraged to enter original artwork celebrating story, world, or character fandom! The winning artists, helping us honor the fictional worlds we love, are: Evie Hanne (Age 12), Bhagyashree Prabhutendolkar (Age 16), Angela Frazier (Age 17), and Abby Hamm (Age 10). Congratulations to these talented artists! You can see their awesome fandom artwork over on our Facebook page.
Summer Reading celebrates writers, too! Throughout the summer young authors have attended writing workshops, submitting original fairy tales, folktales or myths to our fantasy-themed writing contest. We are thrilled to announce our winners: How the Earth was Born by Julieta Vera (Grand prize winner), Elements by Iris Hoffart (7&8 Grade winner), The Legend of Fairy Land by Claire Bogle (3&4 grade winner), and Muses by Clementine Gogol (5&6 grade winner).
Events happening today, Aug. 8:
- Folklore Storytime - 10 am on Facebook Live
- Imagine Your STEAM Creation - 10:30 am (registration required)
- Family Fandom Trivia - 11 am (registration required)
- Pets for Life Virtual Read to a Dog - 2 pm (registration required)
- Fandom Trivia (teens and adults) - 2 pm (registration required)
- Dungeon and Dragons - 2 pm (registration required)
- YA Fantasy Author Panel - 3 pm (registration required)
Summer Reading Newsletter
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Summer Programs and Presenters
Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress is here! This video will be available to you for unlimited, on-demand viewing from now through Monday, August 31.
We have Imagine Your Story summer reading events for kids of all ages. See the online schedule »
- Online Programs (PDF)
We have suspended the Summer Reading Book Giveaway that is traditionally distributed at our branches due to the current pandemic. The Library is adapting to these extraordinary circumstances by providing access to e-books, hosting reading and learning-focused online programming to reach as many children in Johnson County as we can.
Summer Reading Log
Have fun reading or listening to the books of your choice this summer. The total amount is up to you! Keep track with this Summer Reading Log! (PDF) write down titles, or color in a star for each book you read, or log minutes spent
reading, etc. How you use it is up to you!
Summer Reading Journal
It's a fun online journal. It's JoCoKidsWrite! Add your thoughts today!
Summer Reading eBooks
Imagine your story with these great suggestions!
ebooks for Preschool
ebooks for Kindergarten