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Touch of Dutch - How it all began

Did you know the first annual Touch of Dutch Arts & Crafts Festival was started by the Friends of the DeMotte Library 39 years ago on August 16, 1975? The Friends wanted to find a way to benefit the DeMotte Library and give local artists and craftsmen a place to display their talents.

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:00pm
Rachael Cavinder of the Wheatfield Library reads to children at the fair

Storytime all week at the Fair

If you are out at the fair this week, looking for a cool place and a good time, stop by the Community Building from 2-3pm each day for storytime and a craft.

Miss Karla from DeMotte was out on Monday and will be back on Friday. Miss Rachael from Wheatfield was out on Tuesday and Miss Nancy from Rensselaer will be out on Thursday.

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 1:55pm
June Batman display at the Rensselaer Library.


DC Entertainment has declared that July 23 will be “Batman Day” to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary

Posted: Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 11:00pm
Photo of a hand illuminated by a plasma ball.

From Tesla with love - plasma ball science

As part of the Spark a Reaction summer reading program at Rensselaer, we pulled out an old Plasma Ball that has been around at the library probably since they first came out in the '80s.

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 7:27pm

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 - 2:46pm

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 - 3:30pm

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 - 2:58pm

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 - 9:14am

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 - 3:29pm

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: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:00pm