Events at the Library

Sunday, June 26th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 26th All Day

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, June 27th

  • Story Time Together

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 27th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 27th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, June 28th

  • Bubble Party!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jun. 28th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere! A variety of bubble supplies will be provided to create fun and unique bubble art. All ages are welcome! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, June 29th

  • Nature Play

    Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jun. 29th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, June 30th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 30th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Crafternoon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 30th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Stroll: From Head To Toe

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 30th All Day

    Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 2nd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 2nd All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, July 3rd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 3rd All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, July 5th

  • Magnet Play!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jul. 5th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Explore the power of magnets through hands-on play. Magnet activities and a craft will be provided during this open play program. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, July 6th

  • Nature Play- Owls With Polk County Conservation

    Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jul. 6th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join Polk County Conservation for this very special Nature Play! A Naturalist will discuss how different adaptations of owls enable them to be good predators. Following the presentation, participants will be given the opportunity to dissect a real owl pellet!

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 7th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Crafternoon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 7th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the Summer Reading Program 2022.

    Category: Kids

  • Block Party!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 7th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Friday, July 8th

  • Zoo To You With Blank Park Zoo

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 8th 11:00am - 11:45am

    See different animals up close and learn about what they eat, where they live and other fun facts! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 9th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 9th All Day

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, July 10th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 10th All Day

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 11th

  • Story Time Together

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 11th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 11th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, July 12th

  • Parachute Story Time

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jul. 12th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for stories and parachute games! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, July 13th

  • Nature Play

    Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jul. 13th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Boxcar Drive-In

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 13th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Bring a box big enough for your child to sit innd come on over to our Boxcar Drive-in. All other supplies to turn your box into a car will be provided, along with a snack and a short movie. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 14th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Crafternoon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 14th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Stroll: One Dog Canoe

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 14th All Day

    Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 16th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 16th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, July 17th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 17th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Critter Camp Drop-Off

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 17th All Day

    Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 18th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jul. 18th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 21st

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Jul. 21st 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Critter Camp Pick-Up

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 21st All Day

    Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 23rd

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 23rd All Day

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, July 24th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 24th All Day

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 25th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jul. 25th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 28th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Jul. 28th 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids