Blog Posts

January 3, 2019

Top 10 Titles: 2018

The Johnston Public Library is excited to announce the top circulating books of 2018. Popular authors like Mo Willems, Jeff Kinney and Kristin Hannah earned the top spots in their respective categories. Explore other lists created by Library staff. Top 10 Picture Books 1. Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems 2. The Thank You Book by Mo Willems 3. We Are in a Book by Mo Willems 4. Today I Will Fly by Mo Willems 5. We Are Growing! by
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January 12, 2019

Story Time Round-Up: Getting Dressed

After a brief hiatus in December due to winter holidays, our Early Literacy Story Hours are back in full swing! Our Story Hour programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities and are open to kids 0-5 years old.  Story Time Together is held on Mondays and Wednesday and uses books, song, music, finger plays and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. This program is designed for children 18 months-preschool and a caregiver.  Bouncing Babies
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February 7, 2019

Little Chefs

Little Chefs explores basic cooking skills and and gives kids a chance to make simple and fun foods. Kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade participate in this hands-on cooking experience with a grown up. This month we whipped up Chocolate Chip Cookies in a mug! We have cooking classes for grades K-5. For more information about future dates and how to sign up, check out our online calendar here:  Give this month's recipe a try. It is filled with chocolatey
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March 16, 2019

Spring Break

The snow has melted, it's finally above freezing, and spring is in the air. Kids are out of school and there's plenty of things available through the library to keep you busy over Spring Break. We've compiled a list of fun and free things to do.  Whether you're staying in town or traveling, there's something for everyone on this list.  Reserve an Adventure Pass Check out an Adventure Pass using a valid library card. The library currently has passes to
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