A gift to the Town of Johnston by Ralph S. Mohr and named for his late wife, the town's only library was completed in…More 1961. Originally placed on school property, the library became a municipal service following the passage of the Library Services and Technology Act of 1964.
Two additions, in 1967 and 1989, expanded the building's space to 4,200 square feet, though it was still among the smallest in Rhode Island until the opening of a new library building on April 9, 2011.
Mohr Library currently serves 7,800 visitors per month with nine full-time and nine part-time staffers. Jon Anderson has been the library's Director since 2003.
Following the relocation of Marian J. Mohr Library to its new space in the spring of 2011, the former site was…More renovated to house the town's municipal court.
On Nov. 19, 2011, local, state, and federal officials gathered for a grand opening ceremony, marking the end of six and a half months of work by muncipal workers, business owners, and volunteers.
Originally started in 1964, Johnston's municipal court moved to its former location at 1395 Atwood Ave. in 1993.
Each Wednesday of the month, the court handles arraignments. Trials are held on the first and third Tuesdays, and Probate cases are heard on the second and fourth Tuesdays. The Johnston Town Council also holds its public meetings at the court.
Administrator and Clerk of the Court Joseph Tedino is one of five members of the court staff, which includes two part-time judges and two deputy clerks.