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Beaver Creek Book Return The Johnston Public Library is making it more convenient for you to return your items! A new drive-up book return has been installed at Beaver Creek Elementary. learn more »
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Staff Pick: Alternate Side

The tensions in a tight-knit neighborhood-and a seemingly happy marriage-are exposed by an unexpected act of violence. A provocative novel about money, class, and self-discovery, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miller's Valley and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.

Some days Nora Nolan thinks that... more »

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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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