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Image of the check used to buy Alaska, from Wikipedia.

Last month, a group of school children entered the library and returned many books about each of the 50 states.  They were excited to share their new-found knowledge. 



 

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Researchers who have been using our online reference collection, including our Student Portal, may soon notice a change.

Now available is an engaging and versatile interface called Explora, created by leading reference provider EBSCO.



 

Stuffed animals wearing superhero costumes.

Hello boys and girls!

My name is Darby and I live in the big doghouse over at the Wheatfield Library. I spend most of my time lying on top of the dog house roof, but last month we had a bit of excitement at the library. 



 

book cover featuring gray grass and insects on a black background

"Thomas says that yellow tastes like mustard, but is as soft as a baby chick’s feathers,” starts this elegant and beautiful children's book from Venezuela.



 

Hoosier Family of Readers logo

Capstone Digital and the Indiana Department of Education's Hoosier Family of Readers is giving you access to the largest collection of digital books called myON!



 

kids with Clifford the Big Red Dog masks

It's April, and as the area warms back up, there are plenty of things to do. Are you ready to celebrate spring?



 

Photo of a girl making a triumphant fist at a county fair.

Summer Reading continues this month with movies and crafts and programs for all ages. The fair happens July 12-18, and for many Jasper County kids and teens, the fair will be their home away from home for that week. Don't forget to stock up on movies and books at your library to relax in the evenings.



 

Summer is here this month, and so is summer reading. There is a lot of science going on this year with FIZZ BOOM READ, so be sure to check out the exciting programs and events happening at your local library.



 

May is here and that means time to finish school and get ready for SUMMER! What plans are you and your family making this year? Don't forget about Summer Reading at the Library! Signups for most programs start this month.



 

Egg Hunt

It's April, and as the area warms back up, there are plenty of things to do. Are you ready to celebrate spring?



 

There's plenty to do in March. We change time zones, celebrate spring, plus there's always something happening at the Library!



 

Siblings kissing

In the middle of a snowy winter, there is lots to celebrate this February. The 2014 Winter Olympics start this month, and the Year of the Horse Lunar New Year celebration co



 

Photo of the library's snow-themed winter wall

Create a snowflake at the Wheatfield library and help decorate for winter! Children are invited to make a paper snowflake this month and to show off their artwork on the library's winter wall. The wall needs plenty of snowflakes to stay cold, so be sure to stop by and help! For more information about this free program, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.



 

Photo of kids enjoying flower blossom "snow" by John-Morgan via flickr

January is Get Organized Month, National Eye Care Month and National Soup Month.



 

When we think of December, we think of it as the holiday season. Though most Americans are familiar with Christmas, there are several other holidays that take place in this winter month. Read on for links to learn more about them.