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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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Playaway

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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: Young Frances

The long-anticipated first collection from Pope Hats.

After insomniac law clerk Frances Scarland is recruited by her firm's most notorious senior partner, she seems poised for serious advancement-whether she wants it or not. But when her impulsive best friend Vickie decides to move to the opposite coast for an... more »

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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