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From Tesla with love - plasma ball science

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.

Some facts about boil orders

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.

The things we read

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.

Spark a Reaction this summer at the library

The Jasper County Public Library invites teens to “Spark a Reaction” with this summer’s Teen Summer Reading programs at each branch of JCPL.

Special Days in June

Summer is here this month, and so is summer reading. There is a lot of science going on this year with FIZZ BOOM READ, so be sure to check out the exciting programs and events happening at your local library.

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If Wishes Came True...New Adult Fiction @ JCPL!

I wish I had a nickel for every time I start a sentence with the words, “I wish…” I wish it would only rain at night and that the sun would shine all day long…I wish the wind would stop blowing; it’s giving me a stretch of bad hair days like no other; I wish the pollen count were not so high (sniff, sniff).

It's never too early to prepare for life after school

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.

Summer Reading volunteers serve ice cream at the program kick-off in Rensselaer.

Looking for something to do this summer?

Looking for something to do this summer? Need service hours completed for a school or community group? Want to spend time with friends? Or kids? Then consider becoming a volunteer at your local library for the Summer Reading Program.

Special Days in May

May is here and that means time to finish school and get ready for SUMMER! What plans are you and your family making this year? Don't forget about Summer Reading at the Library! Signups for most programs start this month.

Tuesday is election day

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.

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