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Hundreds of volunteers help out at events all year long at our local libraries. Thanks to their efforts, we are able to make all of the programs and services we offer stretch a little bit farther and look a little bit brighter.

It was just four days ago (give or take a century) that the RMS Titanic set sail from Ireland, headed for the White Star docks at New York City.

Of course, we know the Titanic never completed its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. It was 100 years ago this morning (April 15) that the ship met its tragic fate and became one of the most famous sea voyages in history.

In past articles, I’ve shared some of my overwhelmingly unfortunate painting incidents with you; there was the time I accidentally painted my poor tabby cat an earthy brown color...

"Without librarians, I wouldn't be a writer today."

See what bestselling author and Honorary Chair of National Library Week, best selling author Brad Meltzer, has to say about the impact of libraries on his life.

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 9-14.

Come find out why You Belong @ Your Library April 9-14 during National Library Week.

Enter our week-long Coloring Contest, open to ages 3-11.

To enter, pick up a coloring sheet at any branch of JCPL and return it by April 14. Coloring pages will be judged by age category.

Charity May Fairchild

This spring the Fairchild House in DeMotte will turn 90, and there will be a new book to tell the story of the family behind one of Jasper County's enduring landmarks.

April is

National Poetry Month. Learn how to make your own I SPY riddles with author Jean Marzolo. Read poems told from the point of view of pieces of clothing in Alice Schertle's Button Up!

It is my belief that two of the most underrated holidays occur in the month of April. In fact, these holidays are so underrated that the banks and post office don’t even close!  What are these holidays you might ask?

“What I did On My Summer Vacation;” that’s the title for this article. Like the little group of misfits in the Wizard of Oz, parts of this trip were a wild ride.

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