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Awesomeness for your inner-geek

  • Countdown to Break-Out

    Teen takeover

    Five ... Four ... Three ... Two ... One ... Break-out!

    Join us for a special after-hours break-out challenge just for teens! Bring your friends to crack codes, solve riddles and use your wits to beat the clock and break out of the Library. 

    Teen Takeover Break-Out Room
    Friday, June 23
    5:30 - 7 p.m.
    Shawnee Library

    Friday, July 14
    5:30 - 8 p.m.
    Blue Valley Library

  • Summer Reading!

    Build a Better World with Summer Reading

    Summer is here, and that means that fun is just around the corner as we Build a Better World! Once you put down that required reading book for school, don't wait, go to any Johnson County Library location May 15 - July 31 to join Teen Summer Reading.

    Participating is easy, simply fill out our prize entry slip to enter a drawing for an iPad Mini in August, and pick up a free book to start your summer reading off right! 

  • elementia issue xiv

    elementia issue xiv

    We are pleased to announce the release of elementia issue 14 today! Stop by any Johnson County Library location to pick up your free copy of our award-winning teen literary magazine.

  • 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/1440514036_the_great_hunt
Wendy Higgins
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, May 25, 2017

When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger... until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them... or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1461956036_harry_potter_and_the_cursed_child
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

This was a new twist on the ending of Harry Potter. I loved it. All your favorite characters come...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1461271036_how_to_hang_a_witch
Adriana Mather
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

If dealing with that weren't enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1481904036_amy_chelsea_stacie_dee
Mary G. Thompson
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

When sixteen-year-old Amy returns home, she can’t tell her family what’s happened to her. She can’t tell them where she’s been since she and her best friend, her cousin Dee, were kidnapped six years ago—who stole them from their families or what’s become of Dee. She has to stay silent because she’s afraid of what might happen next, and she’s desperate to protect her secrets at any cost.

Amy tries to readjust to life at “home,” but nothing she does feels right. She’s a stranger in her own family, and the guilt that she’s the one who returned is insurmountable. Amy soon realizes that...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1425249036_on_the_run
Tristan Bancks
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, May 11, 2017

One afternoon, four police officers visit Ben Silver’s home. Minutes after they leave, his parents arrive. Ben and his little sister Olive are bundled into the car and told they’re going on a holiday. Which is weird, because Ben’s family never goes on holidays.

Things aren’t right and Ben knows it. His parents are on the run. So Ben and Olive are running, too.

Ben’s always dreamt of becoming a detective – his dad even calls him ‘Cop’ because he asks so many questions. Now Ben gathers evidence, jots notes and tries to uncover what his parents have done. The trouble is, if he...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1473047036_into_white
Randi Pink
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When a black teenager prays to be white and her wish comes true, her journey of self-discovery takes shocking-and often hilarious-twists and turns in this debut that people are sure to talk about.

LaToya Williams lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. She's so low on the social ladder that even the other black kids disrespect her. Only her older brother, Alex, believes in her. At least, until a higher power answers her only prayer-to be "anything but black." And voila! She wakes up with blond hair, blue eyes, and white skin. And then the real fun...

Upcoming Events

Build a Better Game in Scratch
Antioch Library
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Super Size Games
Gardner Library
Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 -
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Kids Summer Food Program
Central Resource Library
Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 -
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kids Summer Food Program
Antioch Library
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 -
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Kids Summer Food Program
Central Resource Library
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 -
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
YAAC: Young Adult Advisory Council
Shawnee Library
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm