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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.

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.

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1950 Census Now Available

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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LEGOs for everyone

International LEGO Day is celebrated on January 28th every year. That was the day in 1958 that Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, son of the company’s founder, filed a patent for the 2×4 LEGO brick.

Read for a better world Winter 2022 Jan 1 to Feb 28

Read for a Better World in 2022 with our JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program

Read for a Better World in 2022 with our JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program

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