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For many people who are trying to save money, Johnson County Library is a great solution for free access to books, audiobooks and DVDs. Another real bargain that may be overlooked is the Library’s video game collection, which gamers...
For nearly her entire life, Youth Information Specialist Cassidy Coles has had a wonderful relationship with Johnson County Library, first as a patron throughout her childhood, and then joining the staff when she was still in college. As she approaches...
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by and recognition of African Americans in U.S. history. What we know today as Black History Month has its origins in "Negro History Week," created by historian Carter G. Woodson...
Before electronic searches were a thing, the large wooden card catalog was one of the defining features of the Antioch Library. It was as much a part of the Johnson County Library as the books themselves, standing right in...
Since starting as leased space nearly 70 years ago, the Antioch Library has been expanded twice, renovated extensively three decades ago, and served as the Johnson County Library system headquarters until the Central Resource Library opened in 1995. In addition to serving generations of...
Johnson County Library is marking a milestone this year for what seems to have become a rarity these days — the opportunity for civil political discourse. The Saturday morning Legislative Coffee series, which begins this month at the Corinth Library,...
What do a Girl Scout mom from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and a clothes designer from Olathe, Kansas, have in common? They have both found the Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library’s Central Resource location to be an invaluable resource. Rashel...
Every five years, Johnson County Library’s strategic plan evolves and changes to better serve patrons and to improve operations and programming. The 2024-2029 strategic plan highlights three areas: building projects (both a new building and improvements to existing buildings);...
2023 was a busy year at Johnson County Library! Before ringing in the New Year, check out this highlight reel of the past 12 months.  The collection The first title checked out in 2023 — at exactly midnight on Libby —...
2023 was a busy year at Johnson County Library! Before ringing in the New Year, check out this highlight reel of the past 12 months.  The collection The first title checked out in 2023 — at exactly midnight on Libby —...
While we all might celebrate holidays a little differently, there are a few things most of us share. At the top of that list is food. It’s no surprise then that librarians and library users alike have a soft...
The hush of a branch is often what makes it an inviting space for patrons, and as it turns out, the setting is also beneficial for Johnson County mental health workers. As a Johnson County Mental Health case manager, Brian...