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Own The Night is the Teen Summer Reading Program this summer at all JCPL libraries. Now is the time to visit your local library to sign up, pick up reading packets, read the various rules, and get started Reading!!

It’s full of adventure, suspense, and an all out roller coaster ride of passion, humor, and true love. It’s the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy by E. L. James. In it, you’ll meet Anastasia Steele, an almost-graduated literary student who stands in for her best friend, interviewing the high-powered CEO of Grey Enterprises, Christian Grey, for the school paper.

June is

Audio Book Month (Re)discover the joy of having books read out loud to you with one of our many audiobook selections at JCPL. If you haven't yet, be sure to sign up for Summer Reading this month!

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.

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.

Children's Book Week 2012 is over, and we hope you had a chance to vote for your favorite books. Here are some of the winners in our collection:

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year -- Okay for Now -- by Gary D. Schmidt

Watching the movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” I was taken back a few years to when my kids were small and I used to have to cut their food for them.

Back Home Again in Rensselaer poses with Mayor Wood at Hanley Park

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.

Teachers, librarians, parents, publishers - they're all focused on you this week! Children's Book Week is the time to celebrate the amazing choices you have at the library and bookstore. From comics to mysteries, from magic to history...you can find anything between the pages of a book!

With summer just around the corner, I'm sure you're already starting to ponder how you'll spend your time.

Are you interested in something that allows you to spend time with friends, be in an air-conditioned facility, and have fun? Well, then the library is where you need to be!

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