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Awesomeness for your inner-geek

  • A Week at Hogwarts

    Hogwarts house colors and the sorting hat

    Join us for a week-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. (The book was originally published in the UK on June 26, 1997.) Each day of the week, we will transform one library into your favorite Hogwarts house! Visit your house, or all four, to create your own wand, play tabletop Quidditch, create House buttons and crests to show your support, test your skills with Potter Trivia and more!

  • Tell Us What You Really Think

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    Love reading and talking about teen books? Then come discuss the newest books in teen fiction, practice writing reviews and participate in book review writing workshops on writing for a book blog and podcasting.

    Then share your opinions with publishers, authors and librarians during our live-streamed feedback session.

  • 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! 

  • 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

Staff Review
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Frances Hardinge
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Friday, Jul 14, 2017

What a wonderfully original and twisty concoction this is.

Staff Review
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Aaron Starmer
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

People deal with grief, fear, anger, and other difficult emotions in many ways. One of those ways is humor. That's Mara. Her telling of her story is hilarious. With a cynical, skeptical, acerbic, over-the-top wit of the best social-commentary-humorists, she shares how she spent her senior year of high school dealing with the very real possibility that she might just spontaneously combust.

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1263156036_fallout
Todd Strasser
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Jul 10, 2017

In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott’s dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually prepares for the worst. As the neighbors scoff, he builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks. In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, those same neighbors force their way into the shelter before Scott’s dad can shut the door. With not enough room, not enough food, and not enough air, life inside the shelter is filthy,...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1431436036_the_siren
Kiera Cass
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Jul 10, 2017

Kahlen is just a normal girl. She has 2 brothers and a nice family. Her mom and dad have lots of money so she lives well. But that all changes one summer day while on a cruise. She's just inside her cabin, watching her mom put on make up when all of a sudden she hears some wonderful music. What could it possibly be? Everyone goes out to check. But then disaster strikes when everyone starts to jump overboard. Kahlen finds herself surrounded by a few beautiful women who look to be teenagers after finding herself thrown into the water, wishing not to die. Follow Kahlen as she finds out who...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1150622036_there_is_no_dog
Meg Rosoff
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

What if God were a teenage boy?

In the beginning, Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species (including lots of cute girls). But mostly he prefers eating junk food and leaving his dirty clothes in a heap at the side of his bed.

Every time he falls in love, Earth erupts in natural disasters, and it's usually Bob's beleaguered assistant, Mr. B., who is left cleaning up the mess. So humankind is going to be very sorry indeed that Bob ever ran into a beautiful, completely irresistible girl...

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Upcoming Events

Kids Summer Food Program
Antioch Library
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 -
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Kids Summer Food Program
Central Resource Library
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 -
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Antioch Teen Anime Club
Antioch Library
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 -
3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
Hogwarts House
Leawood Pioneer Library
Monday, Jul 24, 2017 -
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Kids Summer Food Program
Central Resource Library
Monday, Jul 24, 2017 -
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Build a Better Game in Scratch
Blue Valley Library
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 -
10:00 am to 11:30 am