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News about our libraries and our communities.

Some facts about boil orders

Our patrons have asked some interesting questions today about the boil order that -- as of 2:30pm Monday, June 23 -- is still in effect in Rensselaer until further notice.

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:46pm

The things we read

Looking for ideas for summer reading? How about the reading lists of authors and celebrities? How about if you could then donate those books to U.S. Service Members and communities in need of new books?

Things We Read, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in the state of New York that aims to do just that.

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 4:30pm

It's never too early to prepare for life after school

For the next few weeks, area graduates will be focusing on those last steps before they walk down the aisle and get their diploma. But for other high-school-aged students, now is also a good time to be thinking about what happens next.

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 3:58pm

Tuesday is election day

Tuesday, May 6 is primary election day in Indiana, and if you are not sure if you are ready, check out this list for your last minute voting needs:

When can I vote: The polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:14am

Visit the library, win free books

These are the latest selections from our monthly book drawing hosted by charitable sorority Psi Iota Xi. Stop in the Rensselaer Library at any time and enter these drawings to win a free adult or children's book. Congrats to the lucky winners of these fabulous looking books!

And much thanks to Psi Iota Xi for making this continuing literacy effort possible.

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:29pm

Come use our new service during National Library Week

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 14-19.

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Heartbleed graphic

You should change these passwords asap

If you are connected to the tech world, you have probably already heard about Heartbleed, a fancy name for a recently discovered flaw in website security that may have made several commonly used websites vulnerable to attacks.

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:50am

How does library technology help you?

From April 1, 2014 to April 15, 2014 the Jasper County Public Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has ma

Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:31am
Indiana Memory Reception

Indiana Memory celebrates 5 years

A reception celebrating the five-year anniversary of Indiana Memory will be held in Indianapolis this Friday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM (EST).

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:42am

Surprising old tech

Last week we invited local teens and families to check out our old (outdated, ancient) technology for Teen Tech Week. Of the dozens of folks who stopped by, some remembered the tech from their own childhoods, others were seeing it for the very first time.

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:02am