JayCPL’s Best Reads of 2016

It’s that time of year when “The Best of…” lists appear. Some lists are wonderful and breathtaking like the Best Photos of 2016 from National Geographic. Other lists, not so worthwhile… “16 Worst Predictions of 2016” (Spoiler, they are political predictions.) So I took it upon myself to try to find what the “Best Reads… Read more »

Decorating demo was sweet, hands down.

cupcakes frosted with different decorating tips

It was hands on for everyone at the library’s decorating demonstration program December 12th.     Jessica Denardo showed us how to use a bag and tips to pipe creamy frosting onto cupcakes and then turned us loose to try. Luckily our errors were as tasty as our successes. A few of them might have… Read more »

Can We Talk?

toy figures in conversation around the table

When was the last time you sat down with a group of people, face to face, and just conversed? Sure, there are Twitter Tweets, Facebook Posts, Snap Chat Snaps, Tumbler Topics and Instagram Images along with text language that confounds everyone who grew up reading real words completely spelled out. But with all these methods… Read more »

Take home a wifi hotspot

WiFi Hotspot package to check out from library

Yes, now you can check out the Internet at the library and take a wifi hotspot home with you. Here’s the back story. Our Board of Trustees set some big priorities back in 2014.  Relevant technology was one of those priorities.  A public library is uniquely situated to be a leader in its community in… Read more »

Library Assistant Position

Jay County Public Library front entrance

This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest. Jay County Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant (Full-Time) through Friday, November 4, 2016. Please read the position description.   Application Procedures: Pick up application online or at the front desk at the library and return it back with a… Read more »

Library mini-golf, of course!

library mini-golf preparation

Add this to the list of things I didn’t know I would be doing when we moved into the new library building in 1996: designing a library-themed indoor mini-golf course to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The all-on-one-floor accessibility in this building is in my favor. The building it replaced 20 years ago would have presented… Read more »