NEWSNOTES is Back!

Get your October newsletter and calendar online.  Note the new time for Mother Goose who is flying back to the library in October.

A New Way of Doing Things

Change is often a good idea but not always. Sometimes changes are forced upon us and we have to choose how we respond. Lately it seems there are new instructions every week as to what we can do and how to do it. Nobody imagined that a new Roaring ’20s would involve all the roaring… Read more »

Mask-up for the Library

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order patrons will be required to wear a mask when entering the library unless exempted for medical reasons. We are committed to serving you should you choose to not wear a mask with our Curbside Pickup option. Place holds on materials¬† you want through the Evergreen Indiana catalog (now… Read more »

Looking for a good book…

I recently read an article about how readers find the books they read. A large majority get recommendations from friends while others like to browse online sites and book shelves. GoodReads.com is a popular online site that is overflowing with recommendations, book lists and author highlights. For me, nothing beats a library when it comes… Read more »

Now Hiring Youth Services

The Jay County Public Library is accepting applications/resumes for a Youth Services Librarian. Job Description and instructions are located here.

Learning to fail…

…without failing to learn. This is a journey I have undertaken this year and it has not been easy. I don’t know of anyone who starts out anticipating failure. There is a current trend in leadership, business and self-help books telling us to Fail Fast or to Fail More but being willing to fail doesn’t… Read more »

Reading Motivation

A reader’s a wonderful thing. Very seldom are two readers exactly alike. Some read for enjoyment and escape, while others for information and inspiration. A truly versatile reader will read for any and all reasons. These types of readers are more generally classified as fiction or nonfiction readers. Personally I fall almost exclusively into the… Read more »

Try Something New

If you have made it this far and have still kept your New Year’s Resolution you are doing great. If you have already busted it then pick yourself backup, brush yourself off and try again. There have been a couple of times when I’ve resolved to make a big change and then stuck with it… Read more »

Creative Restart

As you have probably noticed, I’m not really good at creating content for this blog. It has been a year since the last one was posted. Putting my failings aside, I want to encourage you to take time to create this holiday season. We often get so busy, busy, busy that our stress levels rise… Read more »