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Introducing Explora™ - a new student and public research portal

Researchers who have been using our online reference collection, including our Student Portal, may soon notice a change.

Now available is an engaging and versatile interface called Explora, created by leading reference provider EBSCO.

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.

Multiple versions of Explora are available. Each version features a unique landing page designed to best support the needs of students, patrons, teachers and librarians in their respective settings.

Available on library and home computers and from mobile devices, Explora offers the following content and features:

  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers and recognized by...
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Stuffed-animal superhero academy was a blast

Hello boys and girls!

My name is Darby and I live in the big doghouse over at the Wheatfield Library. I spend most of my time lying on top of the dog house roof, but last month we had a bit of excitement at the library. 

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Check Me Out: The Black Book of Colors

"Thomas says that yellow tastes like mustard, but is as soft as a baby chick’s feathers,” starts this elegant and beautiful children's book from Venezuela.

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Free kids eBooks for summer reading

Capstone Digital and the Indiana Department of Education's Hoosier Family of Readers is giving you access to the largest collection of digital books called myON!

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Special Days in April

It's April, and as the area warms back up, there are plenty of things to do. Are you ready to celebrate spring?

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Special Days in July

Summer Reading continues this month with movies and crafts and programs for all ages. The fair happens July 12-18, and for many Jasper County kids and teens, the fair will be their home away from home for that week. Don't forget to stock up on movies and books at your library to relax in the evenings.

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