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Library hosts fun-filled activities over summer

Library hosts fun-filled activities over summer

Jacob Kim, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017

The Johnston Public Library's annual summer reading program will kick off June 3. The program will be held in the youth services area of the library and will run through the end of summer. It is cost-free and aimed towards any students who are in sixth grade ranging all the way to incoming seniors. The...

Library: Checked out

Library: Checked out

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

The upping of technology use within classrooms through iPads caused a transformation in the library into an area for students to hang out during off periods, rather than a quiet place of study. However the school librarian, Ruth Thoreson, and other students believe that libraries are not a thing of...

Sparking creation in Maker Space

Sparking creation in Maker Space

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, Website Manager

April 19, 2016

Students can feel free to go and create projects of their own in an area created in the library known as the Maker Space. The Maker Space was added to the back right corner of the library in October. “Maker Space is now in a lot of libraries, a lot of libraries are adding maker materials,” librarian R...

Creativity litters library walls

Creativity litters library walls

Kate Lichter, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

Splashes of color and new looks have found their way to the library, all stemming from not only a visual librarian Ruth Thoreson, but students with a passion to produce and share their work. “I have lots of great artistic ideas, but I am not artistic myself,” Thoreson said. “I worked with finding...