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Here’s your chance to win great prizes, like a Nook HD and gift cards to stores and restaurants in Jay County!
All you have to do is register for the Adult Winter Reading Program and read books, eBooks, graphic novels, magazines, and/or audio books during the month of February. Fill out a Prize Entry form for each item you read to be eligible for prize drawings. At registration, you’ll receive a packet with instructions, prize drawing dates, and book suggestions. For readers 18 and above.
Once you’ve read some great books, you’ll want to share them. And once you’ve got the reading habit, you’ll need some new titles yourself. Check out Speed Book Sharing below!
Who needs speed dating when you can have speed book sharing?
Speed book sharing is a fun way to discover new books and meet new people at the same time! Come prepared to talk about several of your favorite books (you may want to bring the physical books to pass around). We’ll pair off, and each person will be given 3 minutes to briefly talk up a book. After both people have shared, we’ll switch partners and do it all over again. Be prepared to fall in love with a good book! Refreshments will be served.
Want to meet for coffee?
Have Coffee with Friends on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the library’s Community Room.
The Friends of the Library offer complementary coffee and donuts, so stop by to chat with friends or bring your newspaper to read while you sip your coffee, and grab some movies and books for the weekend.
See you on February 9th!
Need help figuring out how to download ebooks from the library? Let us show you how easy it can be! Just bring your Nook and a Jay County Public Library card to get personal assistance. You’ll be able to access a world of digital content in no time!
Note: participants will need a password to connect to the library’s wireless Internet. If you do not have a password, visit the Circulation Desk to receive one.
What’s new for you @ your library?
When you visit the library be sure to look for
The library has individual income tax forms for both federal and state taxes. However, we receive fewer and fewer of these forms each year as the IRS and the Indiana Department of Revenue encourage online filing. We have some forms to copy, or you can find them online and print. Copy/print for 15¢ per sheet.
For individuals: check out www.in.gov/dor/index.htm and click on “individual income taxes” in the menu to the left. Includes forms, electronic filing instructions, FAQs, and more.
For businesses: effective Jan. 1, 2013, ALL businesses in Indiana must file and pay their sales and withholding taxes electronically.
The Indiana Tax Center website (www.intax.in.gov) has instructions, forms, and resources for business owners. Also check out www.in.gov/dor/index.htm and click on “business tax” in the menu to the left.
Are you interested in becoming a Friend and helping with the great book sorting project? Contact Molly at the library for details.
Next regular Friends of the Library meeting is Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Come spend the evening with Friends!
15 years ago - The Eagles Auxiliary gave $500 for the purchase of large print books.
10 years ago - “Music for Your Valentine” suggested browsing music CD categories from Jazz to Popular, especially Oldies if looking for a particular song or year, but cautioned those looking at “Miscellaneous” that wedding music was there!
5 years ago - Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest Online were added to the library’s resources for folks with genealogy questions.
Classes for adults or teens. Call 260-726-7890 to register.
Beginner’s Internet If you think using the Internet is difficult and confusing, you’re not alone. Learn how to use a mouse, navigate a webpage, surf the web, and more!
Choose from two dates this month:
February 15, 10:00 am – 12:00pm (register by February 14) OR February 27, 10:00 am – 12:00pm (register by February 26)
Call 260-726-7890 to register. Questions? Ask for Molly.
Stretching out their Valentine’s celebration just a few more days, the book group will meet Monday, Febuary 18th to discuss A Very Long Engagement by Sebastien Japrisot .
Discussion starts at 7:00 p.m.
New members welcome!
Many thanks for recent gifts to the library for the purchase of new materials and support of library programs. Gift books are marked with a bookplate.
Given by Barry & Elizabeth Hudson
Lost Shipwreck of Paul / Robert Cornuke (DVD and audio book format)
Given in memory of Bill Puckett & Shirley Puckett Shepherd
Franklin and Lucy / Joseph Persico
Make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special. Print a donation form or for more details call the library at 260-726-7890.