Both the Jeffersonville and Clarksville locations of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library will be closed all day on Monday, January 18 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Both locations will reopen for curbside service ONLY at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19.
We’re trying something new this year and holding a Winter Reading Club challenge! As we did in the summer, this will be held 100% online through Beanstack.
How It Works
Adults and kids have the same Winter Reading goals: read 4 books to complete the challenge and win your bag of goodies! (Some of the goodies were made in our own Makerspace!)
If you want physical books, you can still check books out using our Curbside Pickup service by either reserving the books you want using our online catalog, or calling us at 812-285-5630 and letting us know what you’d like to reserve.
Both the Adult and Youth Winter Reading Clubs run from December 10, 2020 – January 31, 2021 on Beanstack.
Get the app
Starting this Winter, our patrons can use Beanstack’s mobile app to make tracking reading even easier!
- Download the Beanstack Tracker App for your iOS (iPhone) or Android device
- When asked “Does your School, Library, or Bookstore use Beanstack?” tap Yup!
- Tap the search bar to “Find a Site” and search for “Jeffersonville Township Public Library”
- Sign in with your Beanstack account or sign up if you don’t have an account yet
If you forgot your Beanstack password or need any help using the site or app, call us at 812-285-5630 or use our Ask A Librarian online form and we’ll help you out!
The Jeffersonville Township Public Library locations are now offering enhanced curb-side services.
Both buildings will remain closed to the public, but patrons will have access to library collections starting Tuesday, December 1st by using curbside service.
This service will be available at both the Jeffersonville and Clarksville locations Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you miss being able to browse our shelves, give us a call and we’ll try to put together a grab-bag of books just for you to match your reading preferences.
To help combat the “winter slide” for kids, we will launch our first Winter Reading Club on Beanstack on Thursday, December 10, as well as launching new take-home craft kits for families to enjoy together. More details about the Winter Reading Club are coming soon.
As always, anyone with a valid library card is able to use any of our remotely accessible online resources. You can view the full list here, as well as all kinds of media available to download or stream for free with your library card.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does curbside hold pickup work?
- Put an item on hold either using our online catalog or by calling the library
- We’ll give you a call when your items are ready
- Drive up to the library, give us a call to let us know your name and you’re here to pick up holds:
- Main Library: call 812-285-5630, press 3
- Clarksville Branch: call 812-285-5640, press 2
- Library staff will bring items out to you
- Go home and enjoy!
What should I do with materials I already have checked out?
Our book drops are still open, so you are able to return your materials at any time and then take advantage of our curbside pickup service to place items on hold and let library staff bring those out to you!
What can I do while the library is closed?
Our WiFi is still available from outside the building 24/7 and you are welcome to bring your own devices to use it. We just ask that you remember to maintain social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet apart from others.
Your library card gets you FREE access to all kinds of great online resources available from home. Here are just a few:
- Hoopla: check out digital movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics (5 checkouts per month)
- OverDrive: check out ebooks and eaudiobooks (10 checkouts per month)
- Flipster & RBdigital Magazines: check out digital magazines (unlimited checkouts)
- Freegal: stream or download digital music
- Ancestry Library Edition: research your family history
- Mango: learn a new language
There’s plenty more on our Online Resources page, just look for anything with this symbol:
The Indiana State Library has put together a great page with information on everything from activities for kids to tips on working from home for the first time.
What if I don’t have a library card?
You can sign up for a temporary library card online by filling out this form. That number will let you use services like Hoopla, Libby, Freegal, and more. Just remember to bring your photo ID and proof of address once the library is open again so we can get you a permanent card, otherwise your card will expire in 6 months.
What if I forgot my library card number?
You can contact us through the Ask A Librarian form or our chat widget – located in the bottom right corner of the screen on our website – and we can look your card number up.
What if I forgot my PIN?
Your default PIN is the last four (4) digits of the phone number you used when registering for a library card. If you don’t remember what that was, ask us and we can reset it for you.
Stay in touch
For up to date information regarding the library and our status, please follow us on Facebook @jefflibrary or on Twitter @JTPLtweet. Library staff will be on hand to answer your questions on social media.