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‘STEAM’ Break Activities Featured on WLKY

Article and Video from WLKY-32 News | March 26, 2019 CLARKSVILLE, Ind. — Jeffersonville Township Public Library is keeping kids brains running with a week full of STEAM break activities while students are on break. Organizers said students will learn important computer science and computational thinking skills through games and hands-on activities. This program is for … Continue reading ‘STEAM’ Break Activities Featured on WLKY

JTPL Foundation ‘Giving Tuesday’ STEAM Grant Report

Report from Jeffersonville Township Public Library Youth Services Dept. on progress of Giving Tuesday STEAM Grant Written by Jennifer Harl As of Jan. 31, 2019, all items requested in the JTPL Foundation Giving Tuesday Grant proposal have been purchased and received. The grant awarded the library’s youth services department $1,202.75 to purchase coding products that … Continue reading JTPL Foundation ‘Giving Tuesday’ STEAM Grant Report

Clarksville library renovations feature new technology, expanded space

from The Evening News & Tribune Story by Brooke McAfee | Photo by Tyler Stewart CLARKSVILLE — After months of renovation and construction, the transformation of Clarksville's library is complete. The Clarksville branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, at 1312 Eastern Blvd., held a ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate the recent completion of its … Continue reading Clarksville library renovations feature new technology, expanded space

Foundation Plays Role in Awarded Grant

If you're a resident of Clarksville, Ind., you may have noticed the local Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library under construction over the past few months. That is because the library is in the midst of a $1.7 million renovation and expansion, thanks to a donation from the Duke Energy Foundation and the … Continue reading Foundation Plays Role in Awarded Grant

JTPLF Participates In #GivingTuesday

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. On November 27th, we are participating in a national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday. This year, we are aiming to raise $1,000 to enhance our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programming with the addition of new coding kits. Code.org states that the lack of exposure to coding and computer science … Continue reading JTPLF Participates In #GivingTuesday

JTPLF Asking for Help on #GivingTuesday

With the holidays in full swing, sometimes it's easy to forget about those in need. It's even easier to move beyond the holidays without thinking about local non-profits that help those very people. That's why on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library Foundation is asking for help with the Jeffersonville Township Public Library's … Continue reading JTPLF Asking for Help on #GivingTuesday

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 reading … Continue 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

‘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 awards … Continue 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