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Yes, we serve VIP’S

Do you check out LARGE PRINT books or know someone who isn’t able to read regular print books and magazines due to a visual or physical disability?

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How do you define a hero?

Webster’s Dictionary defines a hero as: A person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. A person who is greatly admired.

William Shakespeare, as a hipster, ponders books

How Do I Love Books? Let Me Count the Ways!

I love words, and because I love words, I love books. In fact, I love books just as much as I hate math, and I hate math very much.

My checkbook knows this, and would actually be better off taking care of itself. Even calculators don’t help, mostly because calculators are only as good as their operators.

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Free kids eBooks for summer reading

Capstone Digital and the Indiana Department of Education's Hoosier Family of Readers is giving you access to the largest collection of digital books called myON!

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State gives consumers tips to combat identity theft

Identity theft and fraud is a concern for many Americans but Melissa Miller of the Indiana Attorney General's office says there are safeguards that can help ease troubled minds.

Miller spoke at the Rensselaer Library on June 2, sharing tips and information with patrons.

Local author Charles Kerlin to speak at Rensselaer Library in June

Charles Kerlin began writing his novel, ‘Fishing’s No Good Without You’ when he was enrolled in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop graduate program.

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Live the Life of Riley With These New Adult Fiction Titles From JCPL!

‘Working like a dog,’ ‘dog tired,’ ‘it’s a dog’s life;’ these phrases give me pause as I look over at both of my dogs, stretched out on a couch in each room, comfy and dreaming whatever dreams that dogs dream.

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What's in a name? DeMotte

Have you ever wondered where some of our small towns got their names? The Town of DeMotte's name dates back to just after the Civil War, and was named after a man from the region who was well known and respected in Jasper County.

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Photographers urged to submit to Bicentennial Book by May 15

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is inviting Hoosier photographers to submit photos for the Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State coffee table book that will be available for sale during 2016.

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New Adult Fiction @ JCPL is 'The Cat's Meow!'

Cats have nine lives; I grew up believing it to be fact. I have 2 cats; one of who is an excellent escape artist and can hide herself away in unknown spaces for any length of time she wishes not to be found.

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