Library Lists

Lists of books and other materials created by library staff. Also check out our Staff Picks and Award Winners.

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Cheese Lovers

Books about cheese, cheese-making and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Holiday Baking

Bring on the sweet stuff!

Big Screen Books

Books being made into movies

Unreliable Narrators and Unlikable People

Psychological fiction you won't soon forget.

Great Group Reads

National Reading Group Month

Coffee Table Books

Beautiful and interesting Coffee Table books

Healthy Aging

Books on aging well with physical, mental, social, and financial health.

We're All in this Together

Stories ranging from fantasy to literary fiction to compelling nonfiction, these titles illuminate hidden figures and reveal compelling new voices across the spectrum of experiences and perspectives.

Staff Picks: Erika

Erika's Eclectic Collection

Staff Picks: Rod

Rod's top 21 graphic novels for adults.

School Lunch

Quick, easy and delish food to fuel the kiddos during the school year

Retold Fairytales

Novels & Films that are a New Twist on a Familiar Story

Fun on a Stick

State Fair & Fair Foods

Jazzy

Jazz classics and new fan favorites

Vacation Reads

Beachy Reads perfect for the sand, the sun, or your living room.

Giddy Up

Books, movies, and music with a western twang.

5k For Karen

This family-friendly spring road run held in honor of Karen Coaldrake is administered by the Johnston Public Library Foundation with proceeds benefiting the Johnston Public Library and the Dragon Scholarship Fund Committee.

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