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Don't have time to read? Try audio books!

If you want to solve the problem of never having enough time to read for pleasure—try an audio book. Audio books easily afford hours of entertainment while multi-tasking.

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10 Reasons to Celebrate National Library Card Month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Many communities add record number of cards this time of year as families get settled into new communities, new schools, and new libraries.

But whether you are new to JCPL, or have been a patron here since before you could walk, here are 10 reasons why this month is worth celebrating:

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month 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.

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Revive With These Brand New Adult Fiction Titles; The Great Escape!

It all started with a light fixture. Simply changing a light fixture in my dining room led to a total renovation that has lasted since March; it is now August and we can safely use the phrase, “out with the old, in with the new,” because the work is now complete.

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Jasper County to be captured in poetry

Attention all Jasper County poets – In 2016, the State of Indiana will celebrate its bicentennial.

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OverDrive launches eReading rooms for kids and teens, ads new publisher, videos

OverDrive, the library's eBook and eAudio provider, has introduced some changes this summer aimed to improve your online experience.

To make title choices easier for younger readers, OverDrive has introduced new age-oriented rooms for teens and children looking for ebooks online.

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Touch of Dutch - How it all began

Did you know the first annual Touch of Dutch Arts & Crafts Festival was started by the Friends of the DeMotte Library 39 years ago on August 16, 1975? The Friends wanted to find a way to benefit the DeMotte Library and give local artists and craftsmen a place to display their talents.

Wake Up Your Brain Cells With These New Fiction Titles From JCPL!

The late, great, Dr. Seuss is quoted as saying, “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” In reading my most recent fiction selection, I began to wonder about the difference between truth and fiction.

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Storytime all week at the Fair

If you are out at the fair this week, looking for a cool place and a good time, stop by the Community Building from 2-3pm each day for storytime and a craft.

Miss Karla from DeMotte was out on Monday and will be back on Friday. Miss Rachael from Wheatfield was out on Tuesday and Miss Nancy from Rensselaer will be out on Thursday.

June Batman display at the Rensselaer Library.


DC Entertainment has declared that July 23 will be “Batman Day” to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary

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