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Johnston Community Read Join us for a summer of thinking about family stories by reading–with your family, friends, and neighbors–a moving story about a family in transition. Come to Johnston Public Library Saturday, August 17th, 1pm – 4pm for the Community Read Fest featuring a virtual author visit with author Thanhha Lai.

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Inside Out & Back Again
Adventure Pass Check out a family pass to:
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  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Living History Farms
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • Reiman Gardens
  • Des Moines Children's Museum
  • Brenton Skating Plaza
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Playaway

A pocket-sized device preloaded with an audiobook.
No downloads, no set-up, and no need for Wi-Fi.
Plug it into your car, a speaker, or headphones and press play.

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Playaway
Johnston High School Yearbooks

The library's digital collection includes most yearbooks from 1928, when the yearbook was known as The Beaconite, to 2013.

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Zinio Magazine
Staff Pick: Hostage

How does one survive when all hope is lost?
In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, Andre was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to... more »

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Book Bike Ever seen a librarian pop a wheelie?
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Iowa High School Book Awards The purpose of the Iowa High School Book Award is to promote leisure reading among Iowa high school students and to provide students with a diverse, quality reading list. Each year, students in grades 9-12 nominate and vote on their favorite books published within the past three years.
Johnston High School Yearbooks

The library's digital collection includes most yearbooks from 1928, when the yearbook was known as The Beaconite, to 2013.

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Zinio Magazine