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CLOSED on 4th of July

Both the Jeffersonville and Clarksville locations of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library will be closed all day on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Both locations will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

Help us decide how to build our makerspace!

Take our Makerspace survey!

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library is exploring the possibility of creating a makerspace and we need YOUR input!

What is a makerspace?

A makerspace (sometimes known as a hackerspace or fablab) is a community-operated workspace specifically designed to allow users to collaborate, create, build, and learn new projects and technologies.

Why build a makerspace at the library?

We feel that the library connects the community to expertise, information, and resources to facilitate programs that foster innovation and life-long learning.

So how can you help?

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By taking our makerspace survey! There are 3 ways to take the survey:

  1. On Paper: paper copies of the survey are available at all public service desks
  2. Online: take the survey online at http://goo.gl/ivh4l4
  3. On Our Website: fill the survey in here on our website by clicking the “continue reading” link: Continue Reading →
Read for the Win!

Summer Reading Club underway!

Our Summer Reading Club is in full swing and there’s something for everyone!

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Kids and teens can sign up at the Clarksville Branch desk or at the Youth Services desk at the Main Library to get their first Reading Log. You can read (or be read to) different types of books (including ebooks and audiobooks!) to get points and once you reach 10 points, you can turn your Reading Log in and get your prizes! Check out our Summer Reading Club page for more details.

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Grown ups can join our Adult Summer Reading Club at the Clarksville Branch main desk or at the Reference desk at the Main Library and receive your first Reading Log. All you have to do is read 3 books (including ebooks and audiobooks!), write a short review or description of each one, and turn it in to get your prize! Your Reading Log will also be an entry for the weekly and grand prize drawings, so turn in as many reading logs as you want to increase your odds of winning another prize! You can see a list of the prizes on our Summer Reading Club page.

Both Summer Reading Clubs end on Monday, August 1st: that means that’s the last day you have to turn in your Reading Logs! So get ready, get set, and get reading!

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Check out a State Park Pass!

Did you know that 2016 is not just the state Bicentennial, it’s also the Centennial of Indiana’s State Parks system? To celebrate both events, the Indiana State Library and Indiana State Parks have provided us with a free park pass to circulate to our patrons!

Charlestown State Park. Photo courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Charlestown State Park. Photo courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources.


Here’s what you need to know:

  •   We now have 2 park passes: one available at the Main Library and the other available at the Clarksville Branch
  •   Each pass will admit one carload into any state park in Indiana (click here for a list of state parks)
  •   Each pass may be checked out for seven (7) days and you cannot renew it
  •   Each pass may be put on hold
  •   Each pass is good until December 31, 2016 and is available to any Jeffersonville Township residents with a JTPL library card
    •     Reciprocal borrowers will need to check a pass out from their home library
  •   There is a $1/day late fee and a $50 replacement fee

Click here to view the passes in our library catalog

We’re fortunate to have the Falls of the Ohio State Park and Charlestown State Park right in our backyard, but there are lots of other parks around the state to explore. Don’t forget to share your state park adventures with us on social media and at the library!