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News about our libraries and our communities.

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, and in honor of this special occasion, all three branches of the Jasper County Public Library will be celebrating throughout the month by offering a small prize to everyone signing up for their first library card with JCPL.

The Jasper County Public Library would like to thank the community for the success of this year’s Summer Reading Programs! These programs would not be possible without the donations received from local businesses and organizations, the volunteers who help each week, and the excited patrons who participate!

The nature of the Internet is that old things are always new.

For instance, recently a patron stumbled upon some cool videos made by Rensselaer Middle School students about the history of the town, apparently for a school contest.

Even though these videos are three years old, they are still new to us, and just as neat now as if they had just been made.

Preschoolers who enjoy attending the Jasper County Fair are invited to take a break and hear stories and participate in other age appropriate activities during “Story Time at the Fair,” offered by the Children’s Department of the Jasper County Public Library.

This year, reading isn't just a fun way to explore new worlds or earn fun prizes. This year, some lucky patrons will be able to SLIME A LIBRARIAN at the end of summer reading.

Once one of the largest wetlands in North America, the Grand Kankakee Marsh covered much of present day Northern Indiana and Illinois, and became known as “The Everglades of the North.”

This month the Jasper County Public Library is kicking off its new Pinterest collection pinterest.com/myjcpl with a Summer Reading photo contest for JCPL card holders: Pin it to Win it.

Entertainment for the entire family has arrived at the Jasper County Public Library in the form of Playaway View, an all-in-one video player that is ultra-durable and comes pre-loaded with only the best in kids’ video content.

From flowers to covered bridges to hot air balloons, Terri Ulbrich sees the beauty in everything around her through the lens of her camera. Family and friends depend on this talented photographer to capture special events on film, and Terri never attends special occasions without bringing her camera along.

Janeen Swart is a retired DeMotte Elementary School teacher who has taken up the art of writing stories in her spare time.