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News about our libraries and our communities.

iOS users take note: upgrading to iOS7 will affect your OverDrive experience.

In the modern age of Google, you might have heard the word triskaidekaphobia, which means "fear of the number 13." But did you also know about paraskevidekatriaphobia, which means, specifically, fear of Friday the 13th?

Ground Zero at night

Twelve years later and while we may still remember 9-11 as the day the world changed, those memories may no longer be quite as strong.

Reading eBooks from our digital library, www.myjcpl.org/overdrive, is now easier than ever.

The app to enjoy digital titles on your mobile device, OverDrive Media Console (OMC), has been completely redesigned with ease of use top of mind. A new version of the app was unveiled on August 20. Some highlighted features include:

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.”