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Get to know a local author at the DeMotte Library in May

Janeen Swart is a retired DeMotte Elementary School teacher who has taken up the art of writing stories in her spare time.

SJC Orchestra to perform at Rensselaer Library Sunday

The Friends of the Rensselaer Library are very excited to introduce the community to one of our region's newest assets.

An afternoon of musical entertainment awaits as the Rensselaer Library cordially invites the public to enjoy a performance by the Saint Joseph College Orchestra.

It's Only Human to Love JCPL's New Fiction Titles!

Kids are people too. I know this to be a fact, because my seven year old granddaughter tells me so.

She is observant and comes up with some very thought provoking statements. When she was four years old and her baby brother, Eli, was born, in a very mature voice she said, “You know, baby Eli won’t be a baby forever.”

Communities matter @ your library

Celebrate National Library Week April 14-20

This week, Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte and Wheatfield, joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Special Days in April

April 2013 means spring has finally come to the area. What spring activities can you get involved in?

Madam Rosmerta's Butterbeer cupcakes

In preparing for a Harry Potter-themed party, a staff member this week introduced the rest of us to the wonders of Madam Rosmerta's Butterbeer Cupcakes.

Teen literature is brilliant

April 14-20 is National Library Week. You may wonder to yourself what the big deal is.  Well I’ll tell you why it’s a big deal.  Libraries are awesome! 

Good Fiction is "In the Bag" at JCPL!

Once in a blue moon,” you “go for broke” and “race against the clock” to find that perfect book to read, and when you do, you realize that you “can’t judge a book by its cover,” because as you read it, you think to yourself, “it’s all Greek to me.”

Special Days in March

There's plenty to do in March. We change time zones, celebrate Easter and spring, plus there's always something happening at the Library!

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