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National Library Card Sign-up Month

If you haven’t visited the Jasper County Public Library recently, September is a great month to start.

During the month of September, all three branches of JCPL are celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month by offering a small gift to all new JCPL library cardholders, as well as weekly drawings for current cardholders who check out items during the month.

Posted: Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 4:16pm
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Let JCPL help with Back to School

The new school year is fast approaching along with the excitement of your kids seeing their friends and teachers again.  After enjoying some time off from math and science it’s time to get back into the swing of things.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:03pm
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A booklist for working on your friendships

July 30th is the International Day of Friendship. Most of us have friends that we can count on but have you thought about what kind of friend you are to others?

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:00am
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Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Rensselaer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Tuesday, June 12, in Rensselaer to help Indiana flood survivors in Jasper, Pulaski and White counties. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
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Over 200 years later, the 'noblest invention' remains a sign of spring

No doubt I’m not in the minority in believing Spring was terribly hesitant to arrive here in Indiana this year. But indeed it has, and we are now again enjoying those outdoor activities we put aside for way too many months.

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:48am
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All across America, May is time for military appreciation

Besides the two most recognizable days we celebrate in May, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, there are two more very important days: Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces Day.

Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018 - 4:27pm

Questions about Autism? Your library can help!

April is National Autism Awareness Month, but for many families it is Autism Awareness every month.

So this is a good time to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention to tens of thousands of families facing an autism diagnosis each year.

Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 7:44pm
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Discover women's history, and future, at your library

March is National Women’s History Month, a chance to learn about and celebrate some of the many achievements and contributions women have made throughout history.

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:33pm
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A Jasper by any other name

Did you ever wonder how our county chose its name?

When Indiana was being divided up and organized into counties, they often chose to honor Revolutionary War heroes.  On March 15, 1838 our county was named after Sergeant William Jasper.

Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
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Get ready for tax season at your library

Monday, Jan. 29 is the first day the IRS will begin accepting tax returns in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be Tuesday, April 17 this year – so taxpayers will have two additional days to file beyond April 15.

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:00am