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North Program Room temporarily CLOSED

The Large Meeting Room on the North end of the building (by the main entrance) will be temporarily CLOSED from Monday, April 15 – Monday, June 3. This will allow the construction workers to replace the carpet and wall coverings in the room, as well as give the library additional storage space while other areas are being renovated.

Many of the programs scheduled in this meeting room for April have been relocated to either the Youth Services Activity Room or one of the meeting rooms at our Clarksville Branch. Please consult our online calendar for the event’s new status or location.

If you or your organization need to book a meeting room while this space is unavailable, try one of the brand new study or meeting rooms over at our newly renovated Clarksville Branch!

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we continue to improve your library.

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South end of library CLOSED

Effective immediately, the south side of the library is temporarily closed due to renovation work. This includes the Indiana Room and the Gates Computer Lab, which means:

Click the image below to see a map of which areas are currently inaccessible.

As the construction project moves into the next phase, some parts of the collection will become temporarily unavailable. We will update this page with more information about which specific collections are unavailable as we go.

We tentatively expect these closures to last one month, and we appreciate your patience as we go through this construction process!

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Temporary Construction Hours for Jeffersonville

The Jeffersonville Library is under the following temporary hours to accommodate its construction schedule:

Mondays — Tuesdays CLOSED
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Sundays CLOSED

 

Please note that this schedule ONLY applies to the Jeffersonville location and is only for the duration of the renovation project. The Clarksville Branch location will still be open its full normal schedule.

We apologize for the temporary inconvenience, but we are very excited to lead the library into the future with our envisioned improvements. These include a new Makerspace and recording studio, a new meeting room, two study rooms, a new service desk with roaming staff, self-check technology with RFID tags, and a new family restroom on the first floor. Of course, there are countless smaller improvements we plan to make along the way. You can read about all of the planned improvements on our Renovations page.

Stay up to date with our progress by following our Facebook page and Twitter handle.

Top Ten Titles in 2018

Top Titles in 2018

Now that 2018 is on the books, we wanted to look back at the most popular titles at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library last year. According to our circulation statistics, the most widely read books last year were:

  1. Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich
  2. The Return of Rafe MacKade by Nora Roberts
  3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  4. Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
  5. Midnight Line by Lee Child
  6. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  7. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  8. Count to Ten by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson
  9. The Store by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
  10. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

What were your favorite titles in 2018?

I Love Libraries

Appreciating the ‘powerful good’ of the public library

As the American Library Association bestows its 2018 “I Love My Librarian” awards, librarian Kristen Arnett expresses her humble opinion on why visiting a library is the best way to show your appreciation:

Everyone says they want to support their local library, like they support using reusable water bottles, no cell phones at the dinner table, and the quiet car on trains.

But do they really? Folks tend to think of libraries in the abstract. It’s less a physical space and more of a concept, a powerful good in the universe that everyone believes in unconditionally, like Santa Claus or Beyonce.

So how do you support your library? Leave a nice comment on their blog? An appreciative Facebook post? A well-timed tweet about them that gets a zillion retweets?

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