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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:
  • The Science Center
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Living History Farms
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • Des Moines Children's Museum
  • Brenton Skating Plaza
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Adventure Pass
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: The Library Book

“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.” —The Washington Post

“CAPTIVATING…DELIGHTFUL.” —Christian Science Monitor * “EXQUISITELY WRITTEN, CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING.” —The New York Times * “MESMERIZING…RIVETING.” —Booklist (starred... more »

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Streaming Video Over 30,000 movies, TV shows, & documentaries
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E-Books & More For your computer, phone, or tablet
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Book Bike Ever seen a librarian pop a wheelie?
Get ready to–the Book Bike is here!
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Academy Awards - Best Picture The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry.
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