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June Batman display at the Rensselaer Library.

DC Entertainment has declared that July 23 will be “Batman Day” to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary

Photo of a hand illuminated by a plasma ball.

As part of the Spark a Reaction summer reading program at Rensselaer, we pulled out an old Plasma Ball that has been around at the library probably since they first came out in the '80s.

Our patrons have asked some interesting questions today about the boil order that -- as of 2:30pm Monday, June 23 -- is still in effect in Rensselaer until further notice.

Looking for ideas for summer reading? How about the reading lists of authors and celebrities? How about if you could then donate those books to U.S. Service Members and communities in need of new books?

Things We Read, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in the state of New York that aims to do just that.

For the next few weeks, area graduates will be focusing on those last steps before they walk down the aisle and get their diploma. But for other high-school-aged students, now is also a good time to be thinking about what happens next.

Tuesday, May 6 is primary election day in Indiana, and if you are not sure if you are ready, check out this list for your last minute voting needs:

When can I vote: The polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

These are the latest selections from our monthly book drawing hosted by charitable sorority Psi Iota Xi. Stop in the Rensselaer Library at any time and enter these drawings to win a free adult or children's book. Congrats to the lucky winners of these fabulous looking books!

And much thanks to Psi Iota Xi for making this continuing literacy effort possible.

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 14-19.

Heartbleed graphic

If you are connected to the tech world, you have probably already heard about Heartbleed, a fancy name for a recently discovered flaw in website security that may have made several commonly used websites vulnerable to attacks.

From April 1, 2014 to April 15, 2014 the Jasper County Public Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has ma