Kindergarten Prep School (KiPS)

Ready to help boost your child’s kindergarten readiness before they start school in the Fall? KiPS is a “jumpstart” into kindergarten program sponsored by the Jay County Public Library and Jay Schools. Any child who is eligible for kindergarten in the Jay Schools for the 2021-2022 school year can register. This year KiPS will be… Read more »

JCPL Loves our Military Community

JCPL wants to share our love with our military community in May. With your help we plan to send care packages to more than 10 active duty service men and women who have a connection with Jay County. We will be collecting items to send between May 1 and May 22. Packages will be mailed… Read more »

JCPL Poetry Contest

Jay County Public Library will be accepting submissions of original poetry from April 1st – April 20th, by Jay County residents. The rules for the contest are pretty simple. The poem must be from Jay County, your poem must be all original content and be able to be read in 3 minutes or less. It… Read more »

2020 Tax Forms

The Indiana Department of Revenue recently made the decision to stop printing State tax forms for distribution at public libraries.  The State made this decision partly to cut costs and partly to encourage tax-payers to begin filing their taxes on-line. So, with that in mind, starting February 1, JCPL will print the State tax booklets… Read more »

Easy New Year’s Resolution

Keep your New Year’s Resolution simple this year. Just resolve to “Read More!” Your ‘More’ can be anything you want it to be. You could read more books about health, more books about historical people or events, more classic books or debut books, maybe read more books to your kids, or even more magazines. Maybe… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »