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10 Reasons to Celebrate National Library Card Month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Many communities add record number of cards this time of year as families get settled into new communities, new schools, and new libraries.

But whether you are new to JCPL, or have been a patron here since before you could walk, here are 10 reasons why this month is worth celebrating:

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Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks

Through OverDrive, you can check out popular eBook and eAudiobook titles with your library card and enjoy them for a two week lending period. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are no late fees. For more information, check out our databases page or get started with the link below.

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What do I do after High School?

Explore links to state and federal resources to help you prepare for life after high school. Includes dates and places for local SAT testing, updated annually.


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JCPL Homework Help

Links and guides to help students of all ages with lots of different subjects, from science and math to essay writing and basic study skills.

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Things to do at the library

Oct 6, 6:00-7:00pm

The West Room Writers for grades 3-12 is back by popular demand, meeting on a new day and time!  Bring your creative energy!

Oct 7, 3:30-5 p.m.

FREE Admission. Come join us for our annual Friends of the Library Fall Festival!

Wed. Oct 8, 6 p.m.

Join us as Rensselaer Library's Emily Duran of the Genealogy Department discusses how DNA testing can help you find more about your genealogy and heritage. Registration requested, limit 45.  Call 866-5881 to register.