Discover the Power of Your Library Card

This post is sponsored by Johnson County Library, with 14 locations and a 24/7 eLibrary.

Your Johnson County library card is even more powerful than you might realize — a tool that gives you access to so much more than books!

Whether you visit one of the 14 Johnson County Library locations or the 24/7, comprehensive eLibrary, you can level up your personal or professional development, read expert reviews and recommendations before your next purchase, download magazines, newspapers, stream videos anywhere, anytime and much more. Explore all your card has to offer — something for every age and interest!

Kanopy Kids

Enjoy an unlimited number of streaming video plays in Kanopy Kids, a curated collection of children’s programming including favorites from PBS Kids, storytime classics, inspirational tales and educational videos from around the world. Kanopy Kids is part of the whole Kanopy streaming video collection and each user has the option to set Parental Controls to limit that account’s access only to the Kanopy Kids portal.

Professional Learning 

If you are exploring new career options or want to learn about the latest in your field, Gale Presents: Udemy offers thousands of on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Courses cover the freshest and most relevant content including leadership and management, coding, sales, accounting, productivity and more.

Consumer Reports

The holiday shopping season is upon us and having choices when shopping is great, but information overload can grind our decision-making to a halt. Thankfully, your Johnson County Library card gets you access to Consumer Reports! Product reviews cover products like cars, electronics, household appliances and much more, plus recommendations for services like banking, insurance and travel. Keep up on the latest consumer news, reliability ratings and learn the best time to buy certain products.

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Access over 3,000 popular and hard-to-find publications for all ages. Read the latest in business, celebrities, fashion, health, hobbies, home improvement, science and more from the U.S. and around the world. You’ll enjoy unlimited magazine checkouts, available instantly and 3 years or back issues for most titles.


Stay in-the-know with access to local news sources like Blue Valley Post, The Kansas City Star and Shawnee Mission Post. You also get access to national and international news sources including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Johnson County Library logoThere’s so much to discover with your Johnson County Library card, get started today at


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