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News about our libraries and our communities.

The nature of the Internet is that old things are always new.

For instance, recently a patron stumbled upon some cool videos made by Rensselaer Middle School students about the history of the town, apparently for a school contest.

Even though these videos are three years old, they are still new to us, and just as neat now as if they had just been made.

Preschoolers who enjoy attending the Jasper County Fair are invited to take a break and hear stories and participate in other age appropriate activities during “Story Time at the Fair,” offered by the Children’s Department of the Jasper County Public Library.

This year, reading isn't just a fun way to explore new worlds or earn fun prizes. This year, some lucky patrons will be able to SLIME A LIBRARIAN at the end of summer reading.

Once one of the largest wetlands in North America, the Grand Kankakee Marsh covered much of present day Northern Indiana and Illinois, and became known as “The Everglades of the North.”

This month the Jasper County Public Library is kicking off its new Pinterest collection pinterest.com/myjcpl with a Summer Reading photo contest for JCPL card holders: Pin it to Win it.

Entertainment for the entire family has arrived at the Jasper County Public Library in the form of Playaway View, an all-in-one video player that is ultra-durable and comes pre-loaded with only the best in kids’ video content.

From flowers to covered bridges to hot air balloons, Terri Ulbrich sees the beauty in everything around her through the lens of her camera. Family and friends depend on this talented photographer to capture special events on film, and Terri never attends special occasions without bringing her camera along.

Janeen Swart is a retired DeMotte Elementary School teacher who has taken up the art of writing stories in her spare time.

The Friends of the Rensselaer Library are very excited to introduce the community to one of our region's newest assets.

An afternoon of musical entertainment awaits as the Rensselaer Library cordially invites the public to enjoy a performance by the Saint Joseph College Orchestra.

Celebrate National Library Week April 14-20

This week, Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte and Wheatfield, joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.