Mohr Public Library
This month the Ledges at Johnston Blog is featuring the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library in Johnston, RI. This wonderful institution has been serving the people of Johnston since 1961. Marian J. Mohr wanted to help the community learn, grow, and thrive; we think she succeeded! In 2011, the library moved to a new building as it had outgrown its original home. The library’s collection now contains over 50,000 different materials, and the programs the library puts on each month draw people from all over the community. All of this would not have been possible without Mohr’s dedication and drive.
If you would like to check out a book at the Mohr public library, all you need is a current form of ID. Residents of Rhode Island may check out books without charge. You can check out videos and other high-demand items for one week. The library’s other materials may be checked out for three weeks each. The late fine is ten cents per day, with a fifteen dollar maximum fine. Checking out books and other materials is a great way to learn something new this summer; we encourage all of residents to visit the Mohr library this summer!
The library puts on several programs each month. For all of the book lovers out there, the Nonfiction and Fiction Discussion Groups are a great way to meet new people and find the next book to add to your reading list. Want to know how to write an email? The library offers computer classes on everything from Microsoft Word and Email to Genealogy 101: Basics of Database Searching. Craft Programs allow community members to express their creative sides, and the Genealogy Group will help you find out more about your past. Once a month the library puts on a Play Reading Series, where local actors read theater pieces for a public audience.
These are just a few of the fun things the Mohr Library has to offer. We hope that our residents take the opportunity to visit the library this month. Have you ever attended one of the library’s book clubs? The Genealogy Group? A Craft Program? Let us know what your favorite thing about the library is in the comments.