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America Recycles Day

November has many days that we all celebrate and take part in, November 15 should be one added to that list.  America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
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Celebrate National Knock Knock Joke Day on Oct. 31

Did you know that National Knock Knock Joke Day is observed on October 31?  Me either, but this holiday is for jokesters of all ages.  

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:00pm
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Now is time to register to vote online

Tuesday, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day. This is a great time to update your voter registration information and/or register to vote.

The IN.gov Voter Portal, at indianavoters.in.gov, has made this process into a simple online form that takes only a couple of minutes to use.

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:00pm
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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 - 3:16pm
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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 - 12:03pm
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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: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 11:00pm
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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 - 11:34am
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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 - 8:48am
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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 - 3:27pm

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 - 6:44pm