The 2015 Library Card Challenge is taking place during the month of September. All Kindergartners attending school in the Johnson County Public Library service area are encouraged to get a library card or use their existing card. More information will be shared in the schools during September.
Now that your kindergartner has their very own library card, it's time to discover some of the fun, free things they can do with it!
Check out books, movies and music - a Johnson County Public Library card is a passport to thousands of free books, DVDs and CDs to check out and take home to enjoy! Is your kinderergartner into Minecraft? We've got books that will help them build their greatest creations yet. Love Frozen? We've got the movie and the soundtrack album, so the whole family can enjoy the songs again and again (and again). Click here to access the Kids' Catalog and start searching!
Check out and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and comics - A library card provides 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 the American Girl series and Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
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 your kindergartner 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!
Franklin Branch - All programs start at 4:30 pm
Halloween Party - Stop by the library before you go trick or treating for a party full of fun games, crafts and other activities.
October 30 (no registration required)
Minecraft Mania - Are you crazy for Minecraft? Join fellow fans and geek out with Minecraft activities and crafts. No creepers allowed!
November 17 (registration opens October 18)
Clark Pleasant Branch
American Girl Tea Party - Bring your doll for a fun afternoon of games, crafts and snacks.
September 19 at 2 pm
Candy Science - Perform fun and interesting sciences experiments on your favorite candy.
September 24 at 6:30 pm
Star Wars Reads Day - Celebrate your favorite Star Wars books with fun crafts and a chance to take your picture with and take a picture with a Star Wars character.
October 10 at 2:00 pm
Pajama Movie Night - Frankenweenie - Bring the whole family and watch a movie in your jammies.
October 21 at 6:00 pm
Halloween Party - Dress up for our costume party filled with fun and games. We’ll share spooky stories, play ghostly games, and have a trick or treat.
October 23 at 4:00 pm
Little House on the Prairie: Prairie Snacks and Crafts - Pass an autumn day the way Laura and the Wilder family did as we bake biscuits, make our own butter, and get crafty.
November 23 at 4:00 pm
White River Branch
Minute To Win It - Join us for fun games and a lot of laughs.
September 22 at 4:30 pm
Pumpkin Painting - Get in the Halloween spirit by stopping by the library to decorate pumpkins! We will be using paint, stickers and other supplies provided by the library.
October 21 - Drop in between 3:30 and 5:30. Bring your own pumpkins.
Halloween Story Walk - Your family can explore the Children’s Department in a whole new way this Fall Break by checking out our Halloween Book Walk. Drop by and stroll around the department, taking in a story at the same time. Be sure to get your reward when you finish the book.