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News about our libraries and our communities.

You know it means trouble if you have to spray paint the lawn

Maybe it's yesterday's rain that's giving us a mental breather, but amid the increasingly bad news about our drought, I couldn't help laughing at a photo of a man in Indianapolis spray painting grass in front of stores to make the lawns look more attractive.

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:00am

Wheatfield Library sends thanks to summer reading friends

This year’s “Dream Big, Read” Summer Reading Program for kids and “Books for Bucks: Own the Night” Summer Reading Program for teens were both a huge success, and we’d like to take this time to congratulate the prize winners for both programs.

Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:22am

Olympic games fan local torch memories

In 1996, the torch relay for the Atlanta Olympic Games brought the symbol into communities all over the country, From San Fransisco, Calif., to Jersey City, NJ, that would normally not have been on the route for the international event.

Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 11:00pm

If you're a farmer, be proud and show it

If you haven't heard about the farming video taking the country by storm this week, now is your chance to watch "I'm Farming and I Grow It," the viral parody of LMFAO's annoyingly catchy dance hit "I'm Sexy and I Know It."

Posted: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 2:14pm

A future that's never too late to change

Ray Bradbury, who died Sunday, was one of those authors of my childhood, along with Asimov and King, who made me fall in love with the short story, and with twist endings, and sci-fi.

Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:56am

Queen Victoria's private journals open for the month of June

Missing the Diamond Jubilee? Explore the life of another famous British Monarch this month with exclusive records made public for a limited time.

Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 11:46pm

RHS Class of 1942 celebrates Platinum reunion

A lot of people have stopped into the Rensselaer Library this past month to see the display for the Rensselaer High School Class of 1942.

On Saturday, June 9, at SJC's Halleck Center, the Rensselaer Alumni Association will celebrate several reunions this year for classes from 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002 and 2012.

Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:31pm

Time is on your side with our longer loan limits

In June we are launching new circulation rules that we think will be welcomed by patrons of all ages. We are extending loan limits and renewals on some of our most popular materials just in time for the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 11:11pm

Jasper County Trails

If you have imagined a Jasper County full of walking, horse and bike paths, you are not alone.

This spring, representatives of Jasper County Economic Development, the National Park Service and the Northwest Indiana Regional Plan Commission held public meetings around the county to solicit input from citizens as to where and what those paths might look like.

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 12:53pm
Back Home Again in Rensselaer poses with Mayor Wood at Hanley Park

Back Home Again in Rensselaer

This year, the City of Rensselaer is competing with several other communities in Indiana for a chance to be chosen by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2012 "Back Home Again in Indiana" Community Outreach Program to receive a $20,000 grant.

Posted: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 4:22pm