JPL January Programs

Building Club: Join us for some Lego fun! This club meets every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

PreK Story Time: Winter session begins January 16th. Every Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 a.m.

JPL Book Club: Join us for a casual and fun discussion of “The Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah on Monday, February 5, at 10:00 a.m. Call 856-5591 or email to request a loaned copy of the book.

JPL Elevator Now Open

Johnston Public Library has announced that the elevator has been repaired and it is now under a maintenance contract. The elevator electrical and computerized equipment was damaged by flooding in November and December, 2015.
Although the building was insured, it was not covered by flood insurance. The cost to repair was given as $36,000. A fundraising campaign that begin in February, 2016, a USDA rural development grant, and the library’s capital development fund paid for the repairs.
“We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the fundraising campaign,” Library Director Betty Burrows commented. “We are happy to be able to offer this service to the people of Baxter Springs.”

JPL Book Club

Join us for a fun and relaxed discussion about “Goodnight June” by Sarah Jio. The club will meet on Monday, November 6th at 10:00 a.m. For a free, loaned copy of the book, call 620-856-5591 or email

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Bring us your decorated pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns and we will display them in the main room all month long! Contest runs from October 2-25th. One prize will be awarded for each category: adult, teen, and child.