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Don't get the blues; July is national blueberry month

What’s the best way to eat a blueberry? Well, that can depend on how you’ve enjoyed them in the past. A rather unpleasant memory I have is picking little blueberries off a bush in the sweltering heat and thinking, “I am never going to be able to pick a whole bucket of these things!”

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4:47pm
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If your back could talk, it might tell you to try INSPIRE

Oh, my aching back! Lots and lots of bending, but the garden is finally planted.

I probably took on more than I should have and am now contemplating a much different approach for next year.

Raised beds or container gardening. How enticing does that sound?

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 2:43pm
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Our pets mean the world to us

We all love our pets dearly. The American Veterinary Medical Association has put together a list of ways you can be a responsible pet parent, and you can celebrate your pets the first week of May each year with National Pet Week.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2022 - 11:32am

Life moves pretty fast

We are pretty excited about the developments at DeMotte this year that will include a new parking lot and story walk social area, and will be capturing the entire project in time-lapse video as the year goes by.

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 4:10pm
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1950 Census Now Available

It's no joke. The 1950 census is out today!

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2022 - 1:45pm
Photo of the land cleared with a backhoe for future parking south of the library

Parking Lot Project underway at DeMotte

Work is now underway on the DeMotte Library Parking Lot Project, a project that has been eagerly anticipated and meets two of Jasper County Public Library’s long-range plan goals, to be a welcoming community hub and to engage our staff and community in lifelong learning.

Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 11:44am
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Your library can help with health issues

March is National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Having just recently experienced one of the most anticipated Sunday events of the year, yes, you guessed correctly, the Super Bowl, my thoughts went to a very different place.

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2022 - 1:00am
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Introducing Indiana Digital Library - your path to eBooks

Jasper County Public Library is expanding our digital collection in 2022 by joining the new statewide e-book consortium, the Indiana Digital Library, launching on March 1.

Nearly 200 public libraries in the state will all share the new platform on OverDrive to create a vast statewide collection of e-books and magazines for Hoosiers.

Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 5:07pm
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What is Your Favorite Music Format?

Music is a part of everyday life for people all over the world.  From movie soundtracks

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 2:55pm
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Sign up in Feb for free trees on Earth Day

Join us again as the library celebrates Earth Day this spring by participating in the 13th Annual Neighborhood Forest free tree program, whose aim is to provide free trees to kids every Earth Day. 

Posted: Monday, February 7, 2022 - 3:49pm