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Come see the Library at the Sandhill Crane Festival

On Saturday, September 21 from 10-4, many booths and vendors will be open to visitors of the annual Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show.

The Wheatfield Library invites everyone to stop by the library’s booth for face painting, and a variety of freebies, and the Friends of the Wheatfield Library will also host an informational booth during the festival.

Known issues with iOS7 and Overdrive

iOS users take note: upgrading to iOS7 will affect your OverDrive experience.

Fear of what?

In the modern age of Google, you might have heard the word triskaidekaphobia, which means "fear of the number 13." But did you also know about paraskevidekatriaphobia, which means, specifically, fear of Friday the 13th?

Ground Zero at night

The day the world changed

Twelve years later and while we may still remember 9-11 as the day the world changed, those memories may no longer be quite as strong.

Too Much Stuff? Borrow, Read and Return These New Books From JCPL!

Stuff, stuff and more stuff. You can never have enough stuff. My motorcycle-parts-collecting husband is proof of that.

Special Days in September

There are plenty of things to do this month, in Jasper County and at your Library!

From the Little Cousin Jasper Festival in Rensselaer (Sept. 6-8) and the Sandhill Festival and Car Show in Wheatfield (Sept. 21) to the National Library Card Month and Banned Books week celebrations at the library (all month long), you can get out, see some entertainment, read some new books and maybe make some new friends.

It's a busy month at the library -- are you in?

September is a busy month for you…and for the library!

OverDrive Evolution

Reading eBooks from our digital library, www.myjcpl.org/overdrive, is now easier than ever.

The app to enjoy digital titles on your mobile device, OverDrive Media Console (OMC), has been completely redesigned with ease of use top of mind. A new version of the app was unveiled on August 20. Some highlighted features include:

Celebrate your library card in September

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, and in honor of this special occasion, all three branches of the Jasper County Public Library will be celebrating throughout the month by offering a small prize to everyone signing up for their first library card with JCPL.

New Adult Fiction @ JCPL: Priceless!

“You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time,” was a favorite saying of my Mom’s. One thing that I think we can all agree on, though, is that the price of gas these days is intimidating.

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