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If you haven't heard about the farming video taking the country by storm this week, now is your chance to watch "I'm Farming and I Grow It," the viral parody of LMFAO's annoyingly catchy dance hit "I'm Sexy and I Know It."

Arthur is an armadillo created by author and illustrator, Marc Brown. Not only is Arthur a favorite when it comes to books, but his TV show appeals to kids of all ages as well.

Looking for something new to do at the fair this year? Visit our storytime at the Jasper County Fair.

July is

National Parks and Recreation Month. Enjoy our Storytime in the Park at DeMotte on July 5 from 7:30-8:30.

National Blueberry Month. Pick a tasty treat at a local blueberry grower! (Call ahead to confirm they are open; this year's weather has been hard on farmers.) Try the patriotic flag dessert recipe.

These days, bundling is the favorite buzzword of insurance companies, phone and cable companies and other merchants as they try to get your business by giving you the option to “bundle” all of your purchases into one tidy package. At the Jasper County Public Library, we offer bundles too.

Ray Bradbury, who died Sunday, was one of those authors of my childhood, along with Asimov and King, who made me fall in love with the short story, and with twist endings, and sci-fi.

Missing the Diamond Jubilee? Explore the life of another famous British Monarch this month with exclusive records made public for a limited time.

A lot of people have stopped into the Rensselaer Library this past month to see the display for the Rensselaer High School Class of 1942.

On Saturday, June 9, at SJC's Halleck Center, the Rensselaer Alumni Association will celebrate several reunions this year for classes from 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002 and 2012.

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.

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