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News about our libraries and our communities.

Fear of what?

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?

Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 10:01am
Ground Zero at night

The day the world changed

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.

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:00pm

OverDrive Evolution

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:

Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 8:21am

Celebrate your library card in September

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.

Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 11:00pm

Thank you Jasper County!

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!

Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 11:00pm

Historic videos of Rensselaer online

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.

Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 8:41am

Story Time at the Fair returns!

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.

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 11:00pm

Slime Time at the 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.

Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 2:14pm

Grand Kankakee Marsh film showing planned

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.”

Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 11:00pm

Pinteresting developments at the library

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.

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:04am