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Be the “Preferred” Candidate

Congratulations Danaë! You just graduated, and thanks to the Career Planning and Jobs section of the JCL website, you found the ideal position for you as a Medical Services Tech. You look great on paper, thanks to Brainfuse JobNow.

But, while you have the minimum required prerequisite skills, what about those “preferred” skills? How many people are applying anyway? Hundreds? What will set you apart?

Don’t worry, the Library’s got your back!

Happy Music Monday!

Ry Kincaid's sense of humor is perfectly suited to his craft. The writer of soon to be classic children's songs "Don't Eat Your Boogers," "Storytime is Not A Contact Sport" and "You're A Deductible" is also a natural performer, playwright and talented musician. Kincaid makes the kind of music that brings smiles to the faces of kids and their parents -- no easy task. We're fortunate to share an interview with Ry Kincaid on Listen Local.

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Introduce yourself. Describe your music for new listeners.

I've been a performer, playwright, and musician for years. I've recently stumbled into my

This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, you can learn how to host a podcast, spark your wanderlust with our visiting travel writers, learn fun new board games, and enjoy an evening of literary hits set to music!Podcasts: Where to Start?  Sunday, April 29 @ 2 pm, MakerSpace at Central Resource LibraryGet Me Out of Here! Modern Travel Memoir with Kansas Authors  Tuesday, May 1 @ 6:30 pm at Corinth Library; Thursday, May 3 @ 6 pm, Lackman Library; and Saturday, May 5 @ 3 pm, Blue Valley LibraryTable Top Game Night  Wednesday, May 2 @ 6 pm, Antioch LibraryThe Actor's Choice Presents "Literary Moments Set to

An Ideal Home in an Ideal Location...

By the turn of the 20th century, industrialization in Kansas City resulted in overcrowding, pollution, and disease. Looking to escape these less-than-desirable conditions, Kansas City’s upper-middle classes sought homes in new suburban developments in northeast Johnson County. The advent of the electric trolley led to “streetcar suburbs,” which made transit into downtown accessible and convenient. Read more about Richard Hocker's suburban developments at JoCoHistory

Natural Lighting is Key to Design

The last time Johnson County built a new library was in 1994, 24 years ago. And a lot has changed since then. Don’t expect to find your father’s library at our newest location.


This summer, visitors to the new Monticello Library will see a 30,467 square foot building with lots of glass walls and timeless finishes. The two-story library features floor-to-ceiling glass along three of its four sides, a modern look designed to not only let in lots of natural light, but also to attract attention from those driving by on Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Matt Glawatz, an architect with The Clark Enersen

Why I Give: A Story by Barbara Nichols

I am a self-proclaimed word nerd and book geek. Nothing makes me happier than being in the middle of a good book and knowing there is another one waiting for me. The credit for this must go to my mother, a voracious reader and library patron. She had a love of reading and a limited budget; the library provided the perfect solution.


Every Tuesday night was library night for my mom, my sister and me. It was such a thrill to go to the Children’s Section by myself and pick out the books I wanted. As time passed, I fell in love with mysteries, classic fiction, plays and cookbooks. And where