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Library Impact Survey

Help the library help you. Between Apr 1-28, take our survey about the library's computers and Internet access.

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Overdrive e-books Class

Apr 23, 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

All interested adults/children are invited to learn how to download e-books using Overdrive to a mobile device or e-reader by attending these classes, offered at the Rensselaer Library on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Two stand alone sessions will be offered. Times to choose from are 2 pm OR 5:30 pm.

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Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt

Apr 30, ( April 7th, 14, 21 & 30)

All Children ages Pre-school to 12 yrs old stop by the Rensselaer Library and see why “The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake…”

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Rummage Sale


Apr 30, 9:00am-2:00pm (April 29, 4-7pm & April 30 9am-2pm)

Many household items, jewelry, outdoor planters, pictures, holiday decorations and miscellaneous items for sale at bargain prices.

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New Items at the Library

Discover the latest items at the library, from music to movies to books, in one handy spot.

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OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Through OverDrive, you can check out popular eBook and eAudiobook titles with your library card and enjoy them for a two week lending period. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are no late fees.

To get started with OverDrive, first go to the Indiana Digital Download Center site and download the software that you’ll need for your system, then you can browse the collection and download your favorite titles.

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Visit the library, win free books

These are the latest selections from our monthly book drawing hosted by charitable sorority Psi Iota Xi. Stop in the Rensselaer Library at any time and enter these drawings to win a free adult or children's book. Congrats to the lucky winners of these fabulous looking books!

And much thanks to Psi Iota Xi for making this continuing literacy effort possible.

Come use our new service during National Library Week

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 14-19.

You should change these passwords asap

Heartbleed graphic

If you are connected to the tech world, you have probably already heard about Heartbleed, a fancy name for a recently discovered flaw in website security that may have made several commonly used websites vulnerable to attacks.

Always Fashionable: New Adult Fiction @ JCPL!

Words are like fashion, they come and go and change with the times, and sometimes, they even become popular and important enough in our everyday language to be placed in the dictionary.

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