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LearningExpress Library

Take practice tests and tutorials designed for students elementary through graduate levels and adult learners. Academic or licensing tests are available, with immediate scoring complete answer explanations and individualized results analysis. LearningExpress Library includes the following subjects:


  • Business Writing Success Skills
  • Citizenship
  • College Entrance Exams
  • Cosmetology
  • Elementary School Skills Improvement
  • EMS
  • Firefighter
  • GED
  • Graduate School Entralce Exams
  • High School Skills Improvement
  • Law Enforcement
  • and more!

This resource is made available through the State

Healthcare Masks Wanted

Calling all crafters! Johnson County is now seeking donated face masks for our community’s healthcare workers, first responders, and other front-line staff working to combat the spread of COVID-19.


While the Library’s buildings have been closed, Makers Angelica and Nick from the Black and Veatch Makerspace in the Central Resource Library have been hard at work sewing masks, and several of our Library staff have since joined in their efforts. If you like to sew and would like to join us from home in assembling masks, our Makers recommend these resources for making masks.


In addition, the

Explore Our eNewspapers

Looking for more ways to feed your local newspaper fix? 

Flip through full-page images of The Kansas City Star Image Edition. This online service looks just like the printed paper!

  • See today's issue.
  • Browse past issues from recent years.
  • Search within a page or issue.
  • Clip part of a page to download or print.
  • Save articles to your personal folder.
  • And more!

Start reading now »

If you need additional suggestions, we have a number of  eNewspaper options for you to peruse.

TBT: Go History!

As you very well know, it’s National Cheerleading Safety Month!

This group portrait of cheerleaders from Hickory Grove School has us wondering, are they cheering for the Library? We like to think they are!

Remember, jocohistory.org is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week.

Shawnee Mission Post

Founded in 2010, Shawnee Mission Post covers local news inside the I-435 loop in Johnson County, Kansas including:


  • City government in Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Leawood, Prairie Village, Merriam, Mission, Roeland Park, Fairway, Mission Hills, Westwood, Lake Quivira, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods.
  • Boards of education for the Shawnee Mission School District and USD 232, as well as news out of individual schools.
  • Johnson County Government including the board of county commissioners, the water district, the community college and the library system.
  • State legislature for the area's

Acorn TV! It's truly Brilliant.

Do fancy a spot of tea? If that is to your liking, we think we have a brilliant idea that may leave you gobsmacked. Blimey! If you haven't taken a gander at Acorn TV, what are you waiting for? A proper invitation? Does the idea of online streaming give you the collywobbles? Don't worry. It's easy! We help you get set up with step-by-step instructions.

Acorn TV is the bee's knees. It's where you'll stream mysteries, dramas and comedies from Britain, Ireland, Australia and beyond. 

TBT: On Your Marks, Get Set, Bake!

As you very well know, it’s National Flour Month!

Check out this 1900 photo of students from a baking class at the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe.

Remember, jocohistory.org is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week.

This Week at the Library

This week at the Library:

An Edible Discussion Monday, Feb. 10, 6:30 pm @ Corinth Library

Create Your Contest Bookmark Thursday, Feb. 13, 12 pm @ Blue Valley Library and Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 am @ Monticello Library

Read Under the Stars Thursday, Feb, 13, 3:30 pm @ Corinth Library

City Center Live: True Lions Friday, Feb. 14, 7 pm @ Lenexa City Center Community Forum

and more! Browse all of our events »

TBT: Are You First Chair?

As you very well know, it’s National Music in Our Schools Month!

Look at that backdrop setting the mood for the Shawnee Grade School Orchestra back in 1935!

Remember, jocohistory.org is the place to time travel through local history. Be sure to follow our hashtag on Twitter!

Happy Throwback Thursday! Some call it the best day of the week.

Get informed about COVID-19: Coronavirus

The global spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly-evolving situation. Johnson County Library wants to keep our patrons informed about the virus, as well as preventative measures the Library is taking in response. Check this page for the latest updates from trusted resources, as well as any potential changes to Library programs and services. See our FAQs for Branch Reopening »