Makerspace Beginning to Take Shape

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library has been working on a major project for 2019-2020: a Makerspace. A Makerspace is a room that contains tools and components, allowing people to enter with an idea and leave with a complete project. The best part is that makerspaces are communal. The goal is to work together to learn,Continue reading “Makerspace Beginning to Take Shape”

JTPLF & WHAS Crusade for Children Team Up to Distribute Bookpacks

We wanted to take a moment to highlight our latest partnership with the WHAS Crusade for Children. Thanks to a grant from the Crusade For Children and the JTPL Foundation, Bookpacks were distributed to students in need around Clark County. The Bookpacks are a kit that includes books and a device that aids in the readingContinue reading “JTPLF & WHAS Crusade for Children Team Up to Distribute Bookpacks”

Jeffersonville Township Public Library to Digitize ’37 Flood Interviews

“When Jeffersonville librarian Diane Stepro first saw the box of audio recording, she had no idea what they were…” Those recordings? Just the voices of Jeff residents who survived the Great Flood of 1937. Now, Stepro and the Jeffersonville Township Public Library team will look to digitize roughly 40 hours of interviews to share with the community,Continue reading “Jeffersonville Township Public Library to Digitize ’37 Flood Interviews”

JTPLF Book Mobile Makes Appearance at Farmer’s Market

We had a little bit of extra fun at this past weekend’s Jeffersonville Farmers Market, especially on a day as cool as Batman Day! Did you know that the Jeffersonville Township Public Library is full of graphic novels and superhero stories? We may look like Bruce Wayne on the outside, but we are definitely Batman on the inside!

‘On My Way Pre-K’ Offers Opportunities to Southern Indiana Families

What a great opportunity for Clark County families in need! ” On My Way Pre-K (is) a state-funded preschool grant that has seen significant expansions throughout Indiana this year. The grant has been available in Floyd County since 2017 as a pilot program, but…was expanded to all 92 counties in Indiana, including Clark County. The program awardsContinue reading “‘On My Way Pre-K’ Offers Opportunities to Southern Indiana Families”

A Library Thrives, Quietly, in One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets

“I put books on the top of the gun market, making them superior to guns,” Muhammad said. “It’s a step for peace.” In other countries, libraries are a critical commodity – not only for raising literacy rates, but for providing a safe place, even when surrounded by weaponry and violence. READ: A Library Thrives |Continue reading “A Library Thrives, Quietly, in One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets”

Got a Reluctant Reader on Your Hands?

Are you a Greater Clark County Schools parent worried about your children’s (lack of) education during the long summer months? Want to get them more interested in reading on a daily basis? Then check out this article from a children’s librarian on how to get your kiddos’ noses in a book during the summer heat… (click pictureContinue reading “Got a Reluctant Reader on Your Hands?”