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JCPL Launching 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Beginning May 2, all three branches of the Jasper County Public Library are launching “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a program that encourages children ages birth through preschool to discover the love of reading.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:57pm
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Active Shooter training offered at libraries

In the event that an active shooter was to enter your place of work, school, shopping or areas of recreation, would you be prepared?

The Jasper County Public Library has partnered with Troopers Jacob Raupp and Ryan Hovarter of the Indiana State Police to offer two opportunities for you to attend ISP’s Unarmed Response to the Active Shooter training.

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Portrait of James Madison and 1816 Indiana map

'200 Years in 200 Objects' invites you to celebrate Hoosier life

If you haven’t heard, Indiana is turning 200 years old this year!

On December 11, 1816, President James Madison admitted the frontier territory of Indiana into the United States as the 19th state.

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
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JCPL offering free Financial Rating Service during Money Smart Week

In celebration of Money Smart Week, Grey House Publishing is providing libraries and their patrons free access to its Financial Ratings Series Online informed descisions about their insurance, Medicare, banking, and investment options. This resource tells users:

Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:00am
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Get refreshed on Earth Day with books from your library

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY APRIL 22nd

On Earth Day, take a long walk and enjoy the breeze and soak up the sun.  Why not plant a tree, vegetables or flowers?  Refresh yourself by walking through a nearby woods and listen to the birds sing.

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
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Step back in time with local yearbooks archives

Treasured memories from your high school days can now be accessed digitally via the Jasper County Public Library’s website, where you can find a link to our Yearbook Archive on the library’s homepage.

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Couple driving vintage Model-T Ford in a parade.

Keep your baby young and fresh with these tips during National Car Care Month

In April, as winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips!

Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:43pm
Big Library Read logo and photo of American Sniper cover on tablet and phone.

OverDrive offers free read of American Sniper through March 31

Now through March 31, users from over 21,000 libraries around the world can borrow the eBook and eAudiobook of the #1 New York Times best selling American Sniper without any wait lists or holds via the OverDrive digital service.

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 2:55pm
Man riding a motorcycle while a woman in the sidecar looks on affectionately.

The two-wheeled signs of spring

Is winter officially over with the first motorcycle sighting? I would like to think so. Certainly these brave souls on their (mostly) two-wheeled contraptions must be the harbingers of spring.

Or, perhaps they’re overwhelmingly optimistic. Either way, seeing several riders between our recent “snow events” made me think about motorcycles in general.

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 9:24am
Walter and Alberta Roorda

Names in Jasper County History - Walter Roorda

Walter J. "Walt" Roorda played an important and vital role for the town of DeMotte, as well as Jasper County. A lifelong resident of DeMotte, Mr. Roorda was a businessman, politician and statesman.

Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 5:48pm