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Johnson County Library invites people of all ages to join the adventure of Summer Reading 2024!    The Library will serve as a community hub, highlighting local groups that provide all sorts of enrichment, excitement and fun.  Events kick off Saturday, June...
Johnson County Library is lucky to have a dynamic duo who are dedicated to providing patrons with the best possible access to electronic Library materials (known generally as eResources). Samantha Chinn and Hope Harms collaborate beautifully on this ever-expanding digital side...
Grace Bentley, a youth information specialist at Merriam Plaza Library, delights in leading Storytimes and helping children and parents discover the joys of reading books. But one of the most gratifying parts of her Johnson County Library job is assisting...
For local business owners, crafting a robust brand is pivotal to success in their community. Recognizing the significance of marketing, the challenge often lies in the financial strain associated with hiring a high-cost marketing executive. This is where Brand...
The Johnson County Genealogical Society's Memory Lab at Central Resource Library has truly enjoyed a memorable, remarkable first year of operation. Hundreds of patrons flocked to the lab, which allows people to digitize old family photos, home movies and other mementos for future...
By Gerald Hay This story first appeared in the March-April 2024 issue of The Best Times Magazine.   A colorful mural amid the new Merriam Plaza Library depicts Alfonso and Mary Webb and their five sons and five daughters. The Black family lived in...
Volunteers are an important asset at Johnson County Library. In 2023, the Library had 897 volunteers who provided 42,186 hours of service. Volunteers help the Library expand its capacity and free up valuable staff time. Plus, there are volunteers...
Johnson County Library is delighted to introduce a new online program to its Library OnDemand service. The organization has joined the Library Speakers Consortium, a national partnership that streams several author events each month to patrons of every member...
The three new designs created by local artists for Johnson County Library’s courier trucks have inspired designs for three new Library cards. These stunning new cards will be available exclusively at the recently opened Merriam Plaza Library, located just around the...
Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that the Summer 2024 Guide will be available at all 14 locations the week of April 1. The Guide is your source for the latest Library information for the months of May-August; inside you’ll find upcoming...
Kelly Farrar is a Community Support Specialist at Swope Health in Kansas City, serving as a caseworker for clients dealing with persistent mental health challenges. She assists adults in locating affordable housing, supports them during doctors’ appointments and provides...
March is Women’s History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by and recognition of women in U.S. history. What we know today as Women's History Month has its origins in "Women’s History Week," created by the Education Task Force of...