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Introducing Explora™ - a new student and public research portal

Researchers who have been using our online reference collection, including our Student Portal, may soon notice a change.

Now available is an engaging and versatile interface called Explora, created by leading reference provider EBSCO.

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.

Multiple versions of Explora are available. Each version features a unique landing page designed to best support the needs of students, patrons, teachers and librarians in their respective settings.

Available on library and home computers and from mobile devices, Explora offers the following content and features:

  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers and recognized by...
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"Arrr" about PIRATES

Ahoy mateys! September is pirate month, and September 19 be Talk Like a Pirate Day.

We at JCPL invite you to raise the Jolly Roger and get yore sea legs with some pirate-related booty here and abroad on the high seas of the Internet.

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How Many Horses Do You See? An Optical Illusion

Special Days in August

August is

Children’s Vision and Learning Month. Have fun with some optical illusion and matching games from the Children's Vision Information Network. Also, The American Optometric Association website has links to programs that can help with eye exams.

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. Check out a book about Kindergarten to get ready!

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Storytime at the County Fair

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

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Special Days in July

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.

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Special Days in June

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!

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