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News about our libraries and our communities.

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.

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:35pm

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.

Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:53am

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.

Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 3:23pm

Move over Zombies, Jane Austen rocks this video blog

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 2:37pm

DeMotte Library displays artwork of Doris Myers

Wheatfield artist Doris Myers is known for capturing the loveliness of her surroundings on canvas.

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:49am

Coming Soon! Brand New Catalog

We are unveiling a brand new catalog next month that we hope will make things easier than ever for you to find and request books and manage your library account.

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:54pm

How can a book taste like pie?

Kids who take part in the library programs get to do more than just read books. Sometimes they get to taste them as well.

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 5:49pm

A Boy Called Tess: Rensselaer writer Edison Marshall

This week we have added some new material to our collection of local news files, thanks to a random phone call.

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 6:03pm

Visiting author describes 'realistic' apocalypse

There have been many versions, new and old, about how the world will end.

Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:31pm
Closeup of Hey Diddle Diddle by Randolph Caldecott

What is a Caldecott?

Thousands of books are published every year, and of those, some are judged to be better than the rest in one category or another.

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:50pm