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News about our libraries and our communities.

Surprising old tech

Last week we invited local teens and families to check out our old (outdated, ancient) technology for Teen Tech Week. Of the dozens of folks who stopped by, some remembered the tech from their own childhoods, others were seeing it for the very first time.

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:02am
heart made of books

No matter what you are looking for, you're bound to find it at the library during library lovers month

If you are in a committed relationship, or would like to be, then February is a month filled with tasty opportunity. From cheap but cute chocolates to lavish expensive dinners, and just about everything in between, there is sure to be a package deal for you and your sweetheart.

Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:13pm
Costumed teens making video poses

Teens: Create a video promoting Summer Reading and you could win cash

Calling all teens! Break out your director skills, your smart phones or video devices, and show your love of libraries, and you could win a $275 cash prize this spring and have your video shared with libraries across the country!

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:37am
Photo of the library's snow-themed winter wall

Create a snowflake at the Wheatfield Library

Create a snowflake at the Wheatfield library and help decorate for winter! Children are invited to make a paper snowflake this month and to show off their artwork on the library's winter wall. The wall needs plenty of snowflakes to stay cold, so be sure to stop by and help! For more information about this free program, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 4:04pm

Rensselaer Library cancellations and schedule changes

During the recent extremely cold temperatures, the Rensselaer Library experienced broken water lines within the library due to frozen pipes in the library’s ceiling.

The staff areas were the most severely impacted so staff work stations have been relocated to library meeting rooms so that staff areas may be repaired, repainted, and re-carpeted.

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 4:31pm
Screenshot of Consumer Reports Online, click to enlarge.

Access Consumer Reports Online

Stay informed as you shop this year using Consumer Reports online, free from your library.

Save money this year by checking consumer reviews, product rankings, and money-saving information found in Consumer Reports for the best and most reliable products.

Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:49am

Indiana to offer replacement for GED in 2014

Hoosiers need to pass their GED test by the end of the year or study for and take the new test

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 4:40pm
Happy Holidays

Holiday events in Rensselaer

Our chamber of commerce has shared some upcoming events in the Rensselaer community:

Fri, Dec 6:

7a-Noon Jasper County Hospital Bazaar/Bake Sale - Lobby of Hospital

5-8p:  VFW Post 1279  Fish Fry:  Dine-in/Carry-Out.  866-7832

Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:11am
Dipping candy canes in chocolate makes a tasty peppermint stick with a twist.

We wish you a very crafty holiday

Our annual stocking stuffer craft program at the Rensselaer Library was a ton of fun Tuesday night.

Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 4:24pm
Life-sized statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The little dog that keeps on going

The story you're about to read might sound familiar. It comes from halfway around the world but maybe it reminds you of an old  Lassie movie, or you could swear you've heard it before somewhere. You probably have.

Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:11pm