“I’ll take ‘Happy Endings’ for 200, Alex.”

FIN on street sign

Let’s play a little Summer Challenge [insert name of popular TV quiz show here]. If the answers are: Fin Final. Finally! Finale!!!!   The questions must be: What is the French word for end? Which week is this in the Summer Challenge? Are you finished with all four Challenge activity cards? Where will finishers celebrate… Read more »

Write Like It’s 2216

Bicentennial Short Story Contest at Jay County Public Library

UPDATE:  Winners have been named!   How much time do you spend thinking about the future? Do you have a 5 year plan, a 10 year plan or are you just trying to figure out what to do tomorrow?   The Indiana Bicentennial Celebration this year will be filled with opportunities to remember the past… Read more »

With the library in summer mode

2016 Summer Challenge display in the south window at Jay County Public Library

We look a little different in the summer.   We get new and interesting visitors in the Children’s area.   We supersize the Look and Find box.   We keep a few unusual supplies at the circulation desk.   The supplies get organized in the back too. The KiPS* kids are coming. *Kindergarten Prep School… Read more »

Summer? Really?

Girl reading outside in the summer.

Seems like forever since a school year ended on time, what with snow days and fog days and flooding. But wonder of wonders, the originally scheduled last day was actually the LAST DAY. Oh boy! A stretch of days when you can read what you want to read, play what you want to play, nap… Read more »

Reading Myself into a Career

Do you remember when you decided what you wanted to be when you grew up? What inspired you to follow that career or life path? For me, I believe the books I read played a big part in my plans for the future. Nancy Drew and the 3 Investigators helped me develop a love of… Read more »

Talking Taxes

Tax word cloud

Indiana’s tax people shared a video with us. Take a look. Get some tips.  

Don’t leave all of your childhood behind.

Yes, we all have to grow up sometime but there is fun to be found in our childhood memories and too often we consider these simple joys as being childish and having no place in our adult lives. Why is that? Does the addition of years change us to the point where we can no… Read more »