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Bundles of New Fiction at JCPL!

These days, bundling is the favorite buzzword of insurance companies, phone and cable companies and other merchants as they try to get your business by giving you the option to “bundle” all of your purchases into one tidy package. At the Jasper County Public Library, we offer bundles too.

A future that's never too late to change

Ray Bradbury, who died Sunday, was one of those authors of my childhood, along with Asimov and King, who made me fall in love with the short story, and with twist endings, and sci-fi.

Queen Victoria's private journals open for the month of June

Missing the Diamond Jubilee? Explore the life of another famous British Monarch this month with exclusive records made public for a limited time.

RHS Class of 1942 celebrates Platinum reunion

A lot of people have stopped into the Rensselaer Library this past month to see the display for the Rensselaer High School Class of 1942.

On Saturday, June 9, at SJC's Halleck Center, the Rensselaer Alumni Association will celebrate several reunions this year for classes from 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002 and 2012.

Library summer reading gives teens a lot to choose from

Own The Night is the Teen Summer Reading Program this summer at all JCPL libraries. Now is the time to visit your local library to sign up, pick up reading packets, read the various rules, and get started Reading!!

Adventure, Suspense and Then Some; JCPL Has it All When it Comes to New Fiction!

It’s full of adventure, suspense, and an all out roller coaster ride of passion, humor, and true love. It’s the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy by E. L. James. In it, you’ll meet Anastasia Steele, an almost-graduated literary student who stands in for her best friend, interviewing the high-powered CEO of Grey Enterprises, Christian Grey, for the school paper.

Special Days in June

June is

Audio Book Month (Re)discover the joy of having books read out loud to you with one of our many audiobook selections at JCPL. If you haven't yet, be sure to sign up for Summer Reading this month!

Time is on your side with our longer loan limits

In June we are launching new circulation rules that we think will be welcomed by patrons of all ages. We are extending loan limits and renewals on some of our most popular materials just in time for the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

Jasper County Trails

If you have imagined a Jasper County full of walking, horse and bike paths, you are not alone.

This spring, representatives of Jasper County Economic Development, the National Park Service and the Northwest Indiana Regional Plan Commission held public meetings around the county to solicit input from citizens as to where and what those paths might look like.

Children's Book Week Winners

Children's Book Week 2012 is over, and we hope you had a chance to vote for your favorite books. Here are some of the winners in our collection:

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year -- Okay for Now -- by Gary D. Schmidt

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