Children's Programs

We offer curbside delivery, telephone and email help, and now you can request books from other libraries, yourself online or by contacting us. The building is still closed to the public, but we are here.

Virtual Summer Reading Program

This summer you can track your reading and do fun activities, earn badges and raffle tickets and receive book recommendations using the web and mobile application Beanstack.

Beanstack: Reading Challenges and Personalized Recommendations

You can register the whole family! We have challenges and prizes for children, teens and even parents! When registering a family, you will register yourself (an adult) first, then add your children.

Teachers and camp counselors can register their classes or groups.

For every one hour of reading you will receive 1 Logging Badge. For every activity completed you will receive 1 Activity Badge (all activities are optional), for every review you write (or draw a picture) you will receive 1 Review Badge (all reviews are optional). With every badge you will earn multiple tickets which could be used for multiple raffles.

When you collect 10 badges you will receive the Trophy Badge, a donated book and a certificate of completion. However, you can still keep reading and earning more badges and more raffle tickets after that.

If you are playing on a computer look in the top left corner for the Log Reading and Activities button. Who are you logging for? Reader’s name appears under Log button. Click on drop-down arrow to change reader. You can add another reader from here too. After logging, look for the X button at the top right corner of the screen. Clicking it will bring you back to the main menu.

Do you prefer an App for Mobile Users? Download the free Beanstack Tracker from your app store. Open the app and type in Marian J. Mohr Library when asked. Set up account or log in! Switch between readers on the circle in the top right corner. Log reading or activities by tapping on the + at the bottom of the screen.

All raffles will be drawn on August 14.

Book Bundles

Please take a look at the Children's Book Bundles (BB) I have assembled for you. So far I have 10-- more are in the works. Each Book Bundle has 5 books and several crafts. If you would like to check out a BB, please send me an email at Be sure to add your name, library card barcode number and choices 1, 2 and 3 in case your first choice is already claimed. Once a BB is checked out it cannot be reassembled again but I would be happy to make another one on the same or different subject.
Thank you.
Ms Meri

Johnston Community Library Book Club

Kids ages 8-10 can meet online, by invitation, Thursdays at 3 pm to hear readings and discuss books with Library Trustee and volunteer Denese Carpenter.

Interested in other times or want to suggest a book for discussion? Let us know.

Parents can learn more about sign-up procedures by contacting Library Director Jon Anderson. Email or call (401) 231-4980, x 7.

Recorded Storytimes with Ms. Meri

Check below for Ms. Meri's online storytimes on youTube.

The Librarian, The Chicken and The Frog
Sheep Rhymes
A poem. Mother Doesn't Want a Dog
And another book. Fix That Clock
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
Easter Storytime
Frogs (and the Wide Mouthed Frog)

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