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 »

October NEWSNOTES now available

Learn how we’re celebrating 20 years in the Ship Street building and look forward to two author visits this month. View or print a copy of the October 2016 NEWSNOTES. 

Last KiPS session August 2nd

The 2016 Kindergarten Prep School (KiPS) ends August 2nd. More than 120 soon-to-be-kindergarten students have been coming to the library for one morning a week all summer to learn about working in groups, listening, and sharing. Along the way they’ve practiced a few pre-reading and writing skills, learned a bit about working with numbers, expressed… Read more »

Summer Bookmobile ends this week

Bookmobile under blue skies at Hudson Park

The bookmobile is making its last summer stops this week. Anything checked out from the bookmobile this week will need to be returned to the library. If you have items checked out from the bookmobile earlier but can’t return them to the bookmobile itself, please bring them to the library building. In the coming weeks… 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 »

July-August NEWSNOTES now available

Learn about borrowing a mobile hotspot, get ready for the Summer Challenge Grand Finale event, and find out how to sign up a new kindergartener for our Ready to Ride School Bus Program.View or print a copy of the July-August 2016 NEWSNOTES.  

Readers+Bookmobile

Readers with books checked out from bookmobile

Readers of all sizes have visited the summer bookmobile. The Beiswanger family and their friends showed off their book choices at the Hudson Family Park. Are we visiting a stop near you? Check the list.  

Six summer stops for bookmobile

Bookmobile front

You can visit the library’s bookmobile at six locations during June. The bookmobile is stocked with items for kids, teens and adults. You can also apply for a new card or sign up for the Summer Challenge. Use your regular Evergreen library card to check out. Materials can be returned to the bookmobile or to… 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 »