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 »

June NEWSNOTES now available.

Keep up to date on the Summer Challenge and learn about our latest online resource, Mango Languages online language-learning system. View or print a copy of the June 2016 NEWSNOTES.

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 »

Let’s talk about a book, Jay County!

Books as conversation starters? Back in 1998 “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book” was launched to bring people together around one common book “to broaden and deepen an appreciation of literature through reading and discussion.” The idea of a book shared by a whole city, county or state has since spread around the… Read more »

You’re invited to tea. Time to RSVP.

Fans of Downton Abbey are invited to morning tea at 10 Saturday, March 5th at the library. It’s a bit early in the year for tea on the lawn. Come to the Community Room instead. But first, be sure to respond to this invitation by March 2nd in order to reserve your place at the… Read more »