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Yes, we serve VIP’S

Do you check out LARGE PRINT books or know someone who isn’t able to read regular print books and magazines due to a visual or physical disability?

Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
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How do you define a hero?

Webster’s Dictionary defines a hero as: A person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. A person who is greatly admired.

Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:47pm
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State gives consumers tips to combat identity theft

Identity theft and fraud is a concern for many Americans but Melissa Miller of the Indiana Attorney General's office says there are safeguards that can help ease troubled minds.

Miller spoke at the Rensselaer Library on June 2, sharing tips and information with patrons.

Posted: Monday, June 8, 2015 - 12:00am

Local author Charles Kerlin to speak at Rensselaer Library in June

Charles Kerlin began writing his novel, ‘Fishing’s No Good Without You’ when he was enrolled in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop graduate program.

Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 5:10pm
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What's in a name? DeMotte

Have you ever wondered where some of our small towns got their names? The Town of DeMotte's name dates back to just after the Civil War, and was named after a man from the region who was well known and respected in Jasper County.

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:00am
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Photographers urged to submit to Bicentennial Book by May 15

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is inviting Hoosier photographers to submit photos for the Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State coffee table book that will be available for sale during 2016.

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 10:01am
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Plant a Seed, Grow a Future

I remember the proud smiles on the dusty faces of my nieces as they arrived home after going to work with their dad for “Take Your Child to Work Day.”

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00am
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ILF: Librarians Serve in both Traditional and Technology-driven Roles

(National Library Week April 12-18, 2015)

By Susan Akers, Executive Director, Indiana Library Federation

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:00am
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Explore unlimited possibilities during National Library Week

David Baldacci to serve as Honorary Chair

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 12-18 this year.

Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00am
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JCPL can help with spring fever

Days are getting longer. Temperatures are inching higher. Spring is a real possibility.  If others are as excited about the prospect as I am, then now is a good time to think about some things to help ready our abodes for that most wonderful time of year – and the library can help!

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 4:05pm