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Never a typical week

This week the library owes a great deal of thanks to a group of volunteers who count for us in very special ways.

Every year the library selects a week to conduct a count of our usage, using this "typical week" as a sort of survey for what our average usage is all year long.

Special Days in October

October is

National Arts and Humanities Month. Check out one of our many How to Draw books this month.

New Fiction Titles to Ponder Upon!

David Feldman is popular for his “Imponderables” books. Working as a columnist and sportscaster for a number of years, Dave has been asked questions during that time that he felt everybody wondered about from time to time, and decided to compile them into titles of his own.

Where in the world are you from?

Some of you might answer “Indiana,” some might answer “America,” while others might have strong ties to their cultural heritage and provide an answer that relates to places from which their parents and grandparents immigrated. 

Library aromatherapy: just another public service

Those of us who love books know the money that can be made from developing the perfect perfume: the one that smells like our first book, our favorite book, or just old books in general.

These New Fiction Titles Will Be a Great Way to Take Time Out for Reading This Fall!

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Similarly, when visiting neighboring states in the U.S., do as their residents do, and that includes learning their lingo.

Words are a powerful thing, and using them in the right context can mean the difference between getting what you want or walking away empty handed, and maybe even a little red-faced.

Special Days in September

September is

National Library Card Sign Up Month. Get ready for a lifetime of adventure and Get Your Library Card Here! (visit your local library for more information).

"Arrr" about PIRATES

Ahoy mateys! September is pirate month, and September 19 be Talk Like a Pirate Day.

We at JCPL invite you to raise the Jolly Roger and get yore sea legs with some pirate-related booty here and abroad on the high seas of the Internet.

The smartest card in your wallet

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.

Back to school? We can help

School has started! Whether you’re looking forward to the new adventure or you’re already counting down the days until the year is over, there’s one resource you should know about…Homework Hotline!

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