“Back Stories” tells the stories behind authors, books, movies, music and anything else you might ask us to discuss. Produced by the Johnson County Public Library in Indiana, it is hosted by librarian Amy Dalton of the library’s White River Branch.

Slide into our virtual storytime room

Join us in our Google Slides storytime room for a fun-filled bedtime bonanza! Read stories from our Tumblebooks and Hoopla digital collections, enjoy songs and rhymes from our favorite children’s performers and JCPL Children’s Librarians, and explore STEAM and movement activities as you get comfy-cozy and ready for bed.

Attend JCPL Programs Online

We're moving our programs online! We invite you to participate virtually with your computer or mobile device. Follow the link for each program for more information or to register if needed - you'll receive a Zoom link and password prior to the event.


Calendar of Online Events 
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for new content from our programmers every weekday! Follow our YouTube channel.

Adult Learning Center Programs

Contact Wendy at wpreilis@jcplin.org or Samantha at sgutierrez@jcplin.org to receive an online invitation to any of the classes.

Zoom Training sessions
Zoom is a web-based video conferencing platform that businesses, schools, families and friends use to stay connected when trying to practice physical distancing. Sessions run 30 to 60 minutes and are free to all adults. Register by contacting the Adult Learning Center assistant Samantha at sgutierrez@jcplin.org

Mondays / 10 a.m., 1 p.m.
Beginning English Conversation Group
This group gives people who are just starting to learn English as a second language a chance to practice their skills.

Tuesdays /  10 a.m. 
Book Discussion
Please contact Wendy wpreilis@jcplin.org for a copy of the book.

Wednesdays / 10:30 a.m.
ESL Conversation Group
Practice speaking English and learn American culture.

Thursdays / 1 p.m.
Advanced English
Learn advanced Grammar and practice communication skills.

Fridays / 10 a.m., 1 p.m.
News for You
Discuss current news topics with others studying English as a second language. Reading group that focuses on vocabulary development and reading comprehension. Contact Wendy or Samantha for the password.

Zoom Into Storytimes

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more during this Zoom storytime each week. A Zoom link will be sent to you before the program. Please include an e-mail address with registration. Registration Required. If you'd like a storytime kit to use at home, please let us know and we can provide one for you! Kit contains all the items we will be using in our program so you can follow along with us. For Ages 0-5.
View  upcoming Storytimes