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News about our libraries and our communities.

Costumed teens making video poses

Calling all teens! Break out your director skills, your smart phones or video devices, and show your love of libraries, and you could win a $275 cash prize this spring and have your video shared with libraries across the country!

Photo of the library's snow-themed winter wall

Create a snowflake at the Wheatfield library and help decorate for winter! Children are invited to make a paper snowflake this month and to show off their artwork on the library's winter wall. The wall needs plenty of snowflakes to stay cold, so be sure to stop by and help! For more information about this free program, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.

During the recent extremely cold temperatures, the Rensselaer Library experienced broken water lines within the library due to frozen pipes in the library’s ceiling.

The staff areas were the most severely impacted so staff work stations have been relocated to library meeting rooms so that staff areas may be repaired, repainted, and re-carpeted.

Screenshot of Consumer Reports Online, click to enlarge.

Stay informed as you shop this year using Consumer Reports online, free from your library.

Save money this year by checking consumer reviews, product rankings, and money-saving information found in Consumer Reports for the best and most reliable products.

Hoosiers need to pass their GED test by the end of the year or study for and take the new test

Happy Holidays

Our chamber of commerce has shared some upcoming events in the Rensselaer community:

Fri, Dec 6:

7a-Noon Jasper County Hospital Bazaar/Bake Sale - Lobby of Hospital

5-8p:  VFW Post 1279  Fish Fry:  Dine-in/Carry-Out.  866-7832

Dipping candy canes in chocolate makes a tasty peppermint stick with a twist.

Our annual stocking stuffer craft program at the Rensselaer Library was a ton of fun Tuesday night.

Life-sized statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The story you're about to read might sound familiar. It comes from halfway around the world but maybe it reminds you of an old  Lassie movie, or you could swear you've heard it before somewhere. You probably have.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

On Saturday, September 21 from 10-4, many booths and vendors will be open to visitors of the annual Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show.

The Wheatfield Library invites everyone to stop by the library’s booth for face painting, and a variety of freebies, and the Friends of the Wheatfield Library will also host an informational booth during the festival.