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iPad icons for next issue, nwi.com, awesome box and the jcpl website

At Jasper County Public Libraries, you can explore the world of tablet computing in a safe, helpful environment and catch up on your magazine reading at the same time.

Our libraries now have an Apple iPad that you are able to check out for in-house use while you visit the library.  On this device you will find over 100 magazines at the touch of a finger.  Through the Next Issue magazine service, the iPad has such favorites as Road & Track, Popular Science, People, Motor Trend, Money Sense, Marie Claire, Family Circle, Consumer Reports, bon appétit, Cosmopolitan, Diabetic Living, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Food Network, Country Life, Parents, Us, and Vogue. You can browse through the latest several issues of each title from the device.

Local news from The Times of Northwest Indiana can also be reviewed on the iPad by touching the NWI.com icon.  Our Jasper County Library’s website is also an icon that you may choose for your catalog and research needs. From it you can access your library account, put books on hold and renew them, and also access the library's databases including Consumer Reports Online and Ancestry.com, among others.

Have you seen the new “Awesome Box” display in our libraries where patrons may let each other know about an item that they checked out and thought was “awesome?”  The most recently submitted “awesome” items can also be found touching that icon on the iPad. From there, you can follow the links to our catalog and put items on hold so you can check them out yourself.

So there is a lot to see and explore at the library with the recently acquired iPads.

Want to see what all the fuss is about?  Stop and check out our iPad today!