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News about our libraries and our communities.

DeMotte Library displays artwork of Doris Myers

Wheatfield artist Doris Myers is known for capturing the loveliness of her surroundings on canvas.

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:49am

Coming Soon! Brand New Catalog

We are unveiling a brand new catalog next month that we hope will make things easier than ever for you to find and request books and manage your library account.

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:54pm

How can a book taste like pie?

Kids who take part in the library programs get to do more than just read books. Sometimes they get to taste them as well.

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 5:49pm

A Boy Called Tess: Rensselaer writer Edison Marshall

This week we have added some new material to our collection of local news files, thanks to a random phone call.

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 6:03pm

Visiting author describes 'realistic' apocalypse

There have been many versions, new and old, about how the world will end.

Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:31pm
Closeup of Hey Diddle Diddle by Randolph Caldecott

What is a Caldecott?

Thousands of books are published every year, and of those, some are judged to be better than the rest in one category or another.

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:50pm

Helping after Sandy

Tuesday morning as East Coast residents woke to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the pleas were already being made for blood donations, funds donations, and other ways for those of us who can to help our fellow Americans.

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 8:09pm

Jasper County Ballot online

With only two weeks to go before the general election on Nov. 6, most voters are already secure in their picks for the main races. But the races at the state and community level may still hold some questions for local voters.

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 1:46pm

Moby Dick for the modern age

Moby Dick is one of those books you might have been required to read in high school or college, and afterward you scrape yourself off the deck, count yourself lucky to have survived, and like its narrator, Ishmael, you attempt to move on.

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:36am

Never a typical week

This week the library owes a great deal of thanks to a group of volunteers who count for us in very special ways.

Every year the library selects a week to conduct a count of our usage, using this "typical week" as a sort of survey for what our average usage is all year long.

Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 5:30pm