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National Library Week

Libraries Transform for National Library Week

All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library are celebrating National Library Week, April 11-16, 2016, with a variety of programs and prize drawings.

  • A Coloring Contest will be offered at all three JCPL locations during this nationally celebrated event. From April 11-16, children ages 3-11 are invited to stop in any branch of JCPL, pick up a coloring sheet and return the completed masterpiece by the end of the week. The pictures colored with the most originality will win a prize!
  • DeMotte Library invites everyone who checks out books from April 1-15 to enter their name in a drawing for a set of Disney Books, which will be awarded to a lucky winner during the Spring Festival on April 15th.
  • DeMotte Library invites adults to stop in the DeMotte Library, pick up a crossword puzzle, and return the completed puzzle to the library by the end of the month to enter in a prize drawing that will be held April 30th.
  • DeMotte, Rensselaer & Wheatfield Libraries invite you to stop in during the week of April 11-16, where there will be daily, random prize giveaways.
  • All three branches of JCPL now have VHS/DVD converters for public use. This service will be launched beginning April 11th in honor of National Library Week. These converters are for in-house use, and patrons wishing to use a converter should bring along their own blank DVD + R disc. The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of any copyrighted work is illegal; further guidelines are available at your local library.

For more information about events offered during National Library Week at your local branch of JCPL, visit or call the Rensselaer Library, 208 W Susan St., Rensselaer, 866-5881, the DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St., SW, DeMotte, 987-2221, or the Wheatfield Library, 350 S Bierma St., Wheatfield, IN, 956-3774.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. 

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them.  Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

Jasper County Public Library celebrates this week with daily prize giveaways, coloring contests and more. Check our events page for more information during this week.