Book Clubs & Story Time Return in January

PreK Storytime will return on Tuesday, January 14, at 10:00 a.m. It is for ages 3-5 and will run for 30 minutes every Tuesday.

The JPL Book Club will meet on January 13 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss “Where the River Ends” by Charles Martin. They will meet on Monday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss “The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives” by Cheryl Jarvis.

The JPL Online Book Club has returned for 2014! Members will discuss “Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man” by Brian McGrory on Facebook throughout January. To join or order this title, call 620-856-5591 or email johnstonpubliclibrarybsks@gmail.com.

Need a holiday reading suggestion?

Follow us on Pinterest or Facebook to learn about JPL’s “25 Novels of Christmas”!

Holiday hours

The library will be closed for Christmas from December 24-27. The library will be open from 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. on New Year’s Eve and closed on New Year’s Day. Happy Holidays!

Take the Octoberfest Library Challenge!

Each day brings a new trivia question and a new chance to win a prize! Today’s question: Spiders are spinning their webs upstairs & down. Can you find all of them? The first person to visit, call, email, or FB message us with the correct answer wins!

Join us for outdoor game day!

Wear your swimming suit and prepare to have fun on Thursday, July 11th, at 10:00 a.m. There will be fun for the whole family on our lawn!

Don’t miss the Clement McCrae Puppets!

The marionettes were a big hit last year! The free show will begin at 10:00 a.m. on June 13th. All ages are welcome!

Join a book club for the summer!

JPL Adult Book Club pick for June: “Mark of the Lion” by Suzanne Arruda.
Meeting: July 1, 10:00 a.m.

JPL Online Book Club pick for June: “These Things Hidden” by Heather Gudenkauf.
The club will discuss this title throughout June via Facebook.

Adults: Would you like to be rewarded for your summer reading?! Come in today and pick up a “Groundbreaking Reads!” card. If you complete it by August 1, you will receive a prize!

Are you ready to “Dig into Reading”?!

Summer programs for all ages begin June 1st!
Reading clubs for kids, teens, and adults: June 1-August 1.

Family Days will begin on Thursday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m., with the return of musician Alan Cunningham.

Storytime for ages 3-7 will begin on Tuesday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. (Registration is appreciated).

What are we reading this February?

The JPL Adult Book Club is reading “Home Safe” by Elizabeth Berg. They will discuss it on Monday, March 4, at 10 a.m. The JPL Online Book Club will be reading “The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir” by Bill Bryson. This club discusses the book on Facebook via Johnston Cat throughout the month.

Would you like to join a book club in the new year?

We have two to choose from–
Our Adult Book Club meets the first Monday of every month at 10:00 a.m. They are reading “Sophie’s Choice” by William Styron this month.
Our Online Book Club posts comments throughout the month on Facebook. They are reading “Heart of the Matter” by Emily Giffin in January. For questions on how to join, call (620)856-5591.