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Groundbreaking held for new library at Lenexa City Center

Commissioners and civic leaders shoveling dirt at the groundbreaking site.

Johnson County leaders gathered Tuesday, Nov. 28 for the official groundbreaking of the new library at the Lenexa City Center, near 87th and Renner Boulevard. The new two-story branch is set to open in mid-2019 and will replace the Lackman facility built in 1986. 

The library will benefit from being a part of the Lenexa Civic Center complex and surrounding City Center district with shared parking and access to shared facilities for community events.

Lanesfield School decks the halls for a Country Christmas

An old-fashioned Lanesfield School Country Christmas is being celebrated in December at the Lanesfield Historic Site with the opportunity to experience a traditional 1904 holiday, including writing a letter to Santa with pen and ink and finding olden stocking stuffers.

The free drop-in program will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays on Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30. 

JoCo Pulse: County's performance measures online

photo of Administration Building with JoCo Pulse logo

Johnson County recently launched JoCo Pulse, a microsite with graphics and statistics about the county's performance on multiple initiatives and services in the community. 

Shopping safely this holiday season

Crime doesn’t stop on Black Friday! Don’t let thieves turn you into a Black Friday victim – here are some safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office to keep in mind as you hit the stores. 

County offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Johnson County Government would like all of our county residents and visitors to have a safe and happy thanksgiving holiday weekend. County office buildings will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the thanksgiving holiday weekend.

All Johnson County Library locations will also be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 – although we remind you that their eLibrary is always open. Visit jocolibrary.org.