Thank you to all the schools and students who made the 2014 Library Card Challenge such a success! Stay tuned for a new Library Card Challenge in Fall 2015!
Is your school participating in the Library Card Challenge?
Here's where you can keep track of your school's progress! Remember, if your school has the highest percentage of participants in your district, the whole school wins an awesome prize!
Check back here every Monday for updates! To learn more about some of the cool stuff you can do with your library card, scroll down or click here.
Now that you have your very own library card, it's time to discover some of the fun, free things you can do with it!
Check out books, movies and music - your Johnson County Public Library card is your passport to thousands of free books, DVDs and CDs you can check out and take home to enjoy! Are you into Minecraft? We've got books that will help you build your greatest creations yet. Love Frozen? We've got the movie and the soundtrack album, so you can enjoy the songs again and again. Click here to access the Kids' Catalog and start searching!
Check out and download eBooks and eAudiobooks - Your library card gives you free access to our collections of downloadable books and audio. Use 3M Cloud Library to read books in the My Weird School and Dork Diaries series, and much more! Or, check out OneClickDigital to download and listen to audio versions of books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.
Explore your world - World Book Online is the internet version of the award-winning encyclopedia. It's got all the great articles and photos from World Book Encyclopedia, along with cool videos and other tools that will help you have fun while you learn. Click here to start exploring.
Have a Blast at Fun Programs and Events
We've got lots of fun programs scheduled this fall. Check out some recommended events below, or click here for the full calendar. Space may be limited, so sign up today!
Amazing Robots - Franklin Branch - Saturday, September 20 - 1:00 to 3:00 pm (drop-in)
Come see the fabulous inventions of Red Alert 1741, the award-winning Robotics Team from Center Grove High School. These talented students will be demonstrating their high-tech know-how all afternoon, so stop by and marvel at their creations.
LEGO Club: Fairy Tales - Franklin Branch - Tuesday, October 14 - 4:30 to 5:15 pm (sign-up required)
LEGO Club - White River Branch - Tuesday, October 28 - 4:30 to 5:20 pm (sign-up required)
LEGO Club: Boo! - Trafalgar Branch - Wednesday, October 29 - 6:30 to 7:30 pm (drop-in)
Come to LEGO Club every month and use the library's LEGO bricks to make your own fabulous creations. They may be displayed in the library or online!
Star Wars Reads Day - Clark Pleasant Branch - Saturday, October 11 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm (sign-up required)
Celebrate your favorite Star Wars books at the Library! Get your picture taken with a stormtrooper, test your knowledge with a trivia challenge, and make a pop-up card.
Join us to welcome Snakehead Ed and his Serpent Safari. This hour-long program will feature snakes from Africa, Asia, Australia, and South and North America. You’ll meet mid-size snakes as well as big, beautiful pythons and boas, and you’ll find that the truth about snakes is even more fascinating than their myths! This program is free and suitable for the whole family.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party - Clark Pleasant Branch - Saturday, November 8 - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (sign-up required)
Join us for a Wimpy Kid celebration in honor of the newest book!