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News about our libraries and our communities.

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But Do They Have a Library? Or at Least a Bookstore?

When planning a trip, most people will research the usual spots to visit during their stay- where to eat, where to shop, what to see. My priority when visiting uncharted territory? Libraries and bookstores.

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:57am
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Inspire your heart with art at your library

When I was in grade school, my mother would take us to the local library and check out a different art print every month or so.  Her favorite artist was Robert Wood, an American landscape painter. However, my mother wanted her children to learn about many different styles of art and to know important artists.

Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 3:54pm
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Winter Reading is Here!

Snow is falling... Books are calling!

Jasper County Public Library will be hosting an Adult Winter Reading Program starting Monday, January 6th through Monday, March 2nd.

For each Fiction, Non-Fiction, Magazine, e-book, Audio Book or audio e-book that you read or listen to, you will receive a ticket to enter into our prize drawings.

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 4:11pm
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Remember Pearl Harbor with resources at your library

Most Americans have heard the phrase, “a date which will live in infamy.” But do you know where it came from?

Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 11:00am
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Why we love fall

Everyone has their favorite season and fall is on top for many individuals.  There are a lot of reasons to enjoy the autumn season.  

Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 3:42pm
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Celebrate Porktober with recipes from your library

Something you know now: October is National Pork Month, also known as Porktober.

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00pm
What will you discover at the library? www.ala.org/yalsa/teentober

At JCPL, October is TeenTober!

 “TeenTober” is a new, nationwide celebration promoting year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services help teens learn new skills and fuel their passions in and outside the library.

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:36pm
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Cheer up, me mateys. Talk Like a Pirate Day is arrr-ound the corner

Ahoy Mates! It would be terrible if you missed this month’s treasure, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is celebrated September 19.

A whole day for pirates, you say? Shiver me timbers!

Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:00pm
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Left-handers have their day!

How about a shout out for the lefties?  They have their own day to celebrate their gift of being left handed.

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:41am
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Grant from Jasper Newton Foundation provides funding for purchase of circulating STEAM Kits!

We’re sure by now, many of you have heard of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:00pm