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Create it at Your Library

Wearable tech, cool accessories, fun art. Whatever you are into, you can find the plans, and sometimes the materials, to Create it at Your Library.

Each March the library celebrates our teen patrons and technology with a special week of events in conjunction with YALSA, the YA branch of the American Library Association.

You'll Vote for These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

Super Tuesday is behind us and the candidates for the 2016 Presidential election are making their cases, addressing the issues of today: 1.) balance the budget 2.) tax reform 3.) immigration laws 4.) health insurance regulation 5.) defense spending; the list goes on and on.

Walter and Alberta Roorda

Names in Jasper County History - Walter Roorda

Walter J. "Walt" Roorda played an important and vital role for the town of DeMotte, as well as Jasper County. A lifelong resident of DeMotte, Mr. Roorda was a businessman, politician and statesman.

Bottle of Awesomesauce

New Adult Fiction @ JCPL is AWESOMESAUCE!

Popular in today’s fast paced society is the art of multitasking. Even our shopping trips are multitasking events, and stores cater to the multi-taskers in us by offering BOGO sales and other promotions.

Celebrate! Check out New Adult Fiction That You'll LOVE!

     February is right around the corner; it is National Heart Month, Super Bowl month, and the month that predicts whether winter will last 6 more weeks or end in a month and a half. So many more special events are set aside in February, however, and you’ve probably never heard of most of them.

boy in hat fishing with stick pole and dog, vintage photo circa 1940

Indiana State Park Pass available for checkout

In 2016, Hoosiers can check out state parks by checking out an entrance pass from a public library.

Each branch of the Jasper County Public Library now has one Indiana State Park Pass available for checkout to adult cardholders who are residents of our library district.

David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth.

Remembering David Bowie

Few artists can boast a career and fame equal to that of David Bowie. For 50 years he influenced music, pop art and culture from Asia, to America, to his native U.K.

Logo for Indiana Human Trafficking anti-prostitution campaign

How can you help with Human Trafficking?

January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It’s sad but true: here in this country, here in this state, people are being bought, sold, and smuggled like modern-day slaves.

They are trapped in lives of misery—often beaten, starved, and forced to work as prostitutes or to take grueling jobs as migrant, domestic, restaurant, or factory workers with little or no pay.

book with campfire in background

Hike on Over to Your Local Branch of JCPL for Great, New Fiction!!

Plenty of vacations taken through the years stand out in my mind. Isn’t it always nice to get away? Nicer, still, to get home and just enjoy relaxing with your family.

Some folks like adventure; some like scenery; others just enjoy the thrill of seeing something different.

talking book player unit and book cartridge

State offering grants for visually impaired readers

If you or a loved one are in need of assistance to see better -- using magnification or other devices -- the Indiana State Library is offering help.

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