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We've got you covered with our eLibrary.

  • Play some jazzy tunes to complete your holiday party #aesthetic
  • Wow your guests with your savoir faire as you pick a streaming indie flick that has juuust enough edge 
  • Snag a downloadable audiobook ​to keep the whole fam entertained on your roadtrip
  • Phone-a-friend for emergency holiday meal help with Cook's Illustrated, Cook's Country, One-Dish Meals and more with downloadable magazines

All this with your Library card number and PIN. Happy holidays!

We've got you covered with our eLibrary.

  • Play some jazzy tunes to complete your holiday party #aesthetic
  • Wow your guests with your savoir faire as you pick a streaming indie flick that has juuust enough edge 
  • Snag a downloadable audiobook ​to keep the whole fam entertained on your roadtrip
  • Phone-a-friend for emergency holiday meal help with Cook's Illustrated, Cook's Country, One-Dish Meals and more with
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  • Holiday Cooking Display
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Holiday Recipes from Us to You

Over at Oak Park, our Librarian Andrew is helping us all get ready for the holidays. Each year, he collects recipes from his coworkers and provides copies of them on a holiday themed display. This year our display-maker extraordinaire Angelica lent a helping hand. Just check out that gorgeous napkin folding! 

Here are the featured recipes. How could you resist some of these names? Happy cooking!

Over at Oak Park, our Librarian Andrew is helping us all get ready for the holidays. Each year, he collects recipes from his coworkers and provides copies of them on a holiday themed display. This year our display-maker extraordinaire Angelica lent a helping hand. Just check out that gorgeous napkin folding! 

Here are the featured recipes. How could you resist some of these names? Happy cooking!

typewriter and notebook

Join us Today at Leawood!Teens: Explore Your Creative Writing Skills

We're inviting teens to explore creative writing with us. Come workshop your essays, fiction or poetry and enjoy some treats, too. Writers of all genres are welcome. Best for teens 12-18. We meet today at Leawood Pioneer Library, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Be sure to check out our schedule of teen creative writing workshops!

We're inviting teens to explore creative writing with us. Come workshop your essays, fiction or poetry and enjoy some treats, too. Writers of all genres are welcome. Best for teens 12-18. We meet today at Leawood Pioneer Library, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Be sure to check out our schedule of teen creative... Continue »

News Enthusiasts

Have you read the news?

Dear News Enthusiasts,

Here’s your kicker: A Library Card grants you unlimited access to the news of the world! You need to know what’s being exported from New Dehli and who's marching into New Orleans. Human interest stories, editorials, investigative reporting, even the fluffiest of candy floss fluff. You want it all! You crave copy. Paper. Digital. It doesn’t matter. Let’s face it, you care about what’s “above the fold” as much as what’s considered “above board.” 

Choose your news:

Fake News? Fact Checking? We’ve got the data:

 

 

Dear News Enthusiasts,

Here’s your kicker: A Library Card grants you unlimited access to the news of the world! You need to know what’s being exported from New Dehli and who's marching into New Orleans. Human interest stories, editorials, investigative reporting, even the fluffiest of candy floss fluff. You want it all! You crave copy. Paper. Digital. It doesn’t matter. Let’s face it, you care about what’s “above the fold” as much as what’s considered “above board.” 

Choose your news:

Throwback Thursday Holiday Hike Through History!

You'll want to crank up the volume for this holiday hike through history! Trees, snow, lights, joy, family, wonder! What did Santa Bring? A new wood burning stove? A transistor radio? A dollhouse bigger than you? Discover the stories behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History!

You'll want to crank up the volume for this holiday hike through history! Trees, snow, lights, joy, family, wonder! What did Santa Bring? A new wood burning stove? A transistor radio? A dollhouse bigger than you? Discover the stories behind these images and details at jocohistory.org It's your place for Johnson County, Kansas History!

  • JCL volunteers
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  • JCL volunteers
    JCL volunteers JCL volunteers
  • Volunteer Appreciation 2018
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  • BV Volunteers
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  • Volunteer Appreciation 2018
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  • Volunteer Appreciation 2018
    Volunteer Appreciation 2018 Volunteer Appreciation 2018

'Tis the Season to Thank our Volunteers!

We are the fortunate beneficiary of a lot of volunteer support. Every year, more than 1,200 people give us about 50,000 hours' worth of their time and talent to help in virtually every area of the Library!

Recently, we had the opportunity to recognize our wonderful volunteers through activities and events held at each of our locations. 

And how do these amazing volunteers help?

  • Processing book donations
  • Shelving books
  • Supporting sales of used books
  • Assisting with Library programs
  • Helping in Library offices

THANK YOU! We couldn't do it all without you.

If you're interested in volunteering with us, please visit our JCL Volunteer page for more information.

 

We are the fortunate beneficiary of a lot of volunteer support. Every year, more than 1,200 people give us about 50,000 hours' worth of their time and talent to help in virtually every area of the Library!

Recently, we had the opportunity to recognize our wonderful volunteers through activities and events held at each of our locations. 

And how do these amazing volunteers help?

  • Processing book donations
  • Shelving books
  • Supporting sales of used books
  • Assisting with Library programs
  • Helping in Library offices

THANK YOU! We couldn't do it all without you.

If you're interested in volunteering with us, please visit our ... Continue »

KCUR

Johnson County librarians on Up To Date

Last Friday we were on KCUR's Up To Date chatting about childrens and teen books that are perfect for holiday reading and gift giving »

Last Friday we were on KCUR's Up To Date chatting about childrens and teen books that are perfect for holiday reading and gift giving »

Ernest Melton

Music Monday: Ernest MeltonErnest Melton

Ernest Melton is one of Kansas City top jazz performers. Originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Melton has been refining his musical craft ever since moving to KC at age 10. Melton is a widely respected tenor saxophonist and composer whose new album, The Time of the Slave Is Over,  was recorded live in one session. We are extremely fortunate to share an interview with this young and rising jazz talent.   

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Introduce yourself and describe your music for new listeners.

My name is Ernest Melton my music is most easily categorized as jazz. There is always some improvisation involved. The compositions themselves are kinda sporadic in essence. I have a lot of musical influences and in a genre as broad as jazz you can create a lot of different things and express in many different ways.   

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Did you hear? Our Librarians talk about their love of reading!

Did you hear? What do you look for in a good book? Do you prefer a strong female lead? Are details a must? Do you want the characters to be like you or completely different? Librarians ponder these questions and more in this podcast extra!

Did you hear? What do you look for in a good book? Do you prefer a strong female lead? Are details a must? Do you want the characters to be like you or completely different? Librarians ponder these questions and more in this podcast extra!

Did you hear? Our Librarians talk books!

Readers Advisory Librarian Gregg Winsor hosts guest Librarians for a fascinating discussion about what, why and how we read what we read. Their suggestions are not to be missed!

Readers Advisory Librarian Gregg Winsor hosts guest Librarians for a fascinating discussion about what, why and how we read what we read. Their suggestions are not to be missed!

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