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  • Teen Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer

    Now is the time to volunteer at the Library! We will accept teen volunteer applications at most locations starting April 1, check your nearest Library for availability. Or check out our Teen Volunteer Fair for other opportunities to volunteer in your community.

    Saturday, April 15
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Blue Valley Library

  • Celebrate Your Creativity

    elementia issue xiv

    Join us in celebrating the new issue of elementia, our annual teen literary magazine, at a reception featuring celebrated graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang.

    Wednesday, April 12
    7 - 9 p.m.

    Regnier Center
    Johnson County Community College

  • Meet the Author: Jason Reynolds

    Meet the Author: Jason Reynolds

    With plots and characters ripped straight form the headlines, award-winning author Jason Reynolds partnered with Brendan Kiely to write All American Boys.

  • Young Adult Advisory Council

    YAAC

    YAAC is a group for teens that love Johnson County Library and want to give back! Unlike our hairy homonymic cousins we won’t make you schlep our belongings up a mountain, instead we want your input and enthusiasm on Library services and programs to teens. If you want to get involved, earn volunteer credit and meet other teens who love the Library, join us at the location closest to you!

Latest Content

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1484082036_falling_over_sideways
Jordan Sonnenblick
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Mar 27, 2017

Claire Goldsmith just wants a break. She has gone through struggle after struggle after struggle. So when her dad "falls over sideways" during a stroke, Claire just about loses it. Out of nowhere she is pushed down a road filled with tears, flying spaghetti and snappy brothers. Not to mention bullies and scary teachers at school. As Claire maneuvers her way down this twisted road she learns more about herself than thought possible.

I absolutely LOVED this book! It was a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish, but in a great way. I found myself relating to Claire more than I...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1109190036_daughter_of_smoke_and_bone
Laini Taylor
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Mar 24, 2017

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color....

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1317375036_one_realm_beyond
Donita K. Paul
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Cantor D’Ahma waited his whole life for this day. Born with a gift to jump between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and accept his role as protector and defender of the realms.

But mere hours after he steps through his first portal, Cantor discovers that his job will be more dangerous and difficult than he ever imagined. The realms are plagued with crime and cruelty, and even members of the once-noble Realm Walkers Guild can no longer be trusted. To make matters worse, his first assignment—finding a dragon to assist him on his quest—has...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1438107036_feel_the_fear
Lauren Child
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Mar 20, 2017

At all of 13 years of age, fearless Ruby Redfort has seen more than the most adventurous of adults. She's a secret service agent, a position that gives her plenty of chances to exercise her mental and physical capabilities, but also comes with a high risk for injury. In the past she's dealt with a number of villains, but now that her town is plagued by a strange serial burglar and Ruby can't even keep her job, catastrophe might just strike.

Ruby Redfort: Feel the Fear is a refreshing read not only because of its very-original plotline, but also because of its interesting physical...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1395976036_valiant
Sarah McGuire
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Saville despises the bolts of velvet and silk that her father loves- he's always prized them more than he's ever loved her. Yet when he's struck ill, she'll do anything to survive, even donning boys' clothes and begging a commission to sew for the king.

Piecing together a fine coat is far simpler than unknotting court gossip about an army of giants led by a man who cannot be defeated. And they're marching toward Reggen to seize the throne. But Saville knows giants are just stories, and no man is immortal.

Then she meets them, two scouts as tall as trees. She tricks them...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1371760036_the_storyspinner
Becky Wallace
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Mar 13, 2017

Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father’s death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don’t get along. But while Johanna’s father’s death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren’t so sure.

The Keepers, a race of...

Upcoming Events

Homework Help
Central Resource Library
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 -
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Maker Meet-up
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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Corinth Book Group
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6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Homework Help
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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 -
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Homework Help
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Meet the Author: Jason Reynolds
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