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  • Brains R Us

    The zombie apocalypse is coming ... to the Library!

    Zombies love the Library! Where else can they find so many big brains?! We are basically a geeky warehouse of tasty grey matter.

    If you are a fan of the undead, the decaying, and the shambling, join us for a special event just for you complete with a costume contest, scavenger hunt and other zombie inspired games.

    Friday, Oct. 6
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Lackman Library

  • Meet the Volunteers

    Volunteer

    Johnson County Library is a choice volunteer assignment. You can ask any of our 214 teen volunteers – like we did! They come from all walks of life in every corner of the County, and they help the Library in many ways:

  • Homework Help Is Here For You

    Homework Help

    Does the start of school have you freaking out?! Never fear! Tutor.com is here! 

    Tutor.com is your one-stop-shop for all your homework needs. With just your library card number and PIN/password, you get 24/7 access to test prep resources (for the ACT, SAT and GED) and resource guides on tons of topics.

  • Share Your Voice

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    The deadline to submit to the Library's literary arts magazine, elementia, is fast approaching! Hurry up and submit your poetry, art and short stories for consideration in our 2018 issue.

Latest Content

Staff Review
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Julie Murphy
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey in the news raises the relevance of this novel to a category five. The fact that we're bringing Julie Murphy--one of the best contemporary realistic fiction authors in the country--to town for a Meet the Author visit means you must put this book on your radar. I listened to the audio version. It's fantastic. The narrator is a perfect fit for Ramona's voice.

elementia News

Meet the Teacher: Deirdre Zongker

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Olathe North Eagle

"Working with Lynda Barry changed everyone’s lives, but most of all mine. I was inspired to read her works and incorporate her ideas to inspire creativity into all of my classes."

elementia News

Looking for an Editor?

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Think your piece is ready to submit to elementia but you want to make sure you have all your commas in the right place, and the line breaks make sense? Check out the Tutor.com Writing Center!

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1188388036_aristotle_and_dante_discover_the_secrets_of_the_universe
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

Aristotle is angry. And wondering. And confused. Dante is laid back. And smart. And confused. These two boys, opposites, with nothing in common, begin to spend more time together, becoming fast friends. The friendship that they discover is the kind that has the power to morph and change lives - and lasts a lifetime. And Aristotle becomes sad - then happy. And realizes things. And Dante gets angry - then hurt. And realizes things. This is a remarkable coming-of-age novel about two Mexican-American boys as they battle through the uncertain, calamitous front of life.

Aristotle and...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1481892036_my_sister_rosa
Justine Larbalestier
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Aug 4, 2017

Che is trying to be normal. He has a list, even. Of things he wants to accomplish soon, after moving to New York with his family.
However, Item Number One is: Keep Rosa Safe.

Seems normal right? After all, Rosa's just his five-year-old sister. Completely normal. Except she's also a diagnosable psychopath. Rosa has a long trail of seemingly innocent acts of killing on her small hands, and it's only a matter of time before he kills again, maybe this time a person.

Che has to protect his sister from the world- but he may need to protect the world from his sister.

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News

Meet the Volunteers: Pearse F.

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Blue Valley Library Teen Volunteer Pearse F. sat down for an interview with staff member Peggy Hendershot.

How long have you been a library volunteer?

I have been a library volunteer for a little over 2 years and have volunteered at the Blue Valley Branch for a little over a year.

 

Do you volunteer anywhere else besides the library?

I volunteer with Harvesters, Valley Park Elementary’s orchestra program, and middle school debate clubs, although the majority of such activities are during the school year.

 

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