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"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.

With a variety of books to his credit, including Lafayette: Murder and Mayhem, Church Humor, One Nation Under God, Ghost Stories of White County, Haunted Lafayette, and various sports related titles, Indiana author W.C. Madden is proud to announce his newest, and very first fiction title, Tecumseh’s Curse.

Whether you're a boy or a girl, scouting can be an important part of growing up in America. As of today, these programs are now both 100 years old or older.

On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low held the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Now, more than 3.2 million girls and adults are members of the organization.

Preschool is a fun place to be, most of the time. I have a four year old granddaughter who is just learning the ins and outs of social skills. A bad day for a four year old is when those social skills go awry.

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