Goals: Not Just for Soccer

            A graceful kick sends the ball soaring into the net and the crowd goes wild! The player who made the winning goal runs down the field with arms raised high and is surrounded by teammates celebrating together. Not every goal that is reached leads to as much fanfare as… Read more »

Sum Up for Summer Challenge

T shirt for 2016 Summer Challenge

442 participants   163 completed Challenges (congratulate the folks you see in their bright orange shirts!)   19,850 points earned by participants     777 total votes cast for the three charitable organizations $300 to top vote getter Jay County Cancer Society $100 each to runners up Pregnancy Care Center and Youth Service Bureau  … Read more »

“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 »

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 »