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Family Fun Day is almost here! September 20th, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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Family Fun Day is our way of thanking the community for its support and is what its name implies – a day of fun activities for the whole family, including refreshments!  Make plans now to join us for this free day of family fun. Some of the activities include carnival games, bounce house, mobile gaming station, bubble station, photo booth, and a book sale to name a few.

Watch for more details and come join the fun!

ASL Classes are Back On!

The American Sign Language classes will be held tonight and on the 16th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. These classes had been cancelled but are now reinstated.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

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Download Free Music Now!


The Jeffersonville Township Public Library has recently subscribed to Freegal® Music, a service that offers patrons the ability to legally download songs (MP3s) and stream music through the Library’s website ( or via the Freegal® app.

The newest version, Freegal 4.0, will allow cardholders of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library to access over 7 million songs from over 220 musical genres. The complete Sony Music Entertainment catalogue is included, as well as music from over 28,000 recording labels.

Under the terms of the launch, registered cardholders of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library can download up to three MP3 music tracks weekly. Library users are additionally being provided with the ability to freely stream music (entire albums, playlists, etc.) for up to three (3) hours a day as part of Freegal® Music Service’s online music offering.

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library has underwritten the purchase of this service to not only strengthen the Library’s music collection, but to also provide users with digital music content — as most music today is delivered via MP3.

Freegal® also has free mobile apps available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play® so that registered cardholders may also use a smartphone, tablet or MP3 device to download and/or stream music to.

For more information, call (812) 285-5630 or visit the Library’s website at



Exciting Changes at Your Library!

The library has transitioned to a new computer system that will allow us to better serve you.

Question: What is the new computer system called?
The new system is Polaris.  This system is used by over 1,800 libraries of all types.

Question: Why did the library decide to make this change?
The new system will better serve the needs of the public by offering additional features and streamlining the behind the scenes work.

Question: What kinds of new and improved features will Polaris offer?

  • A more user friendly interface.
  • Overdue and hold notifications by email and text message.
  • Can’t remember what books you have checked out in the past?  Create a reading list and have it updated automatically.
  • Want to be notified when we get a new book by a particular author or on a specific topic?  Sign up for notifications.
  • Find children’s materials with a special children’s catalog.
  • Free mobile application.
  • Later this year, you will be able to check out e-books and e-audio books directly from the library catalog.
  • Online bill payment will be enabled later this year.


Please do not hesitate to ask us questions!


A Story Before Bed

We are pleased to announce a new library service,  A Story Before Bed recorded books!

Miss Lori, Miss Laura and several others have read these new and classic stories for Jeffersonville Township Public Library families to enjoy.  Whether you watch before bed or not, we hope you have fun with these great books!

Please click on the following picture to start.

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Additional Titles Now Available for Download!!!

Jeffersonville Township Public Library is pleased to announce a new reciprocal borrowing agreement with New Albany-Floyd County Public Library and Charlestown-Clark County Public Library .

More Titles

You can now use your Jeffersonville Township Public Library resident card to checkout downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks from the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library and Charlestown-Clark County Public Library. Non-eBooks, movies, and other material can only be checked out if the patron applies for a card with that library.

This agreement will greatly increase the number of downloadable titles. This is in addition to the reciprocal agreement we have for borrowing other materials.

The three library web pages will be linked, but patrons must search each library’s catalog separately. The participating library catalogs can be accessed using the new links on our eBook/ Audiobook home page.

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All you need is:

  • JTPL resident library card and PIN number
  • a computer, eReader or digital audio device
  • access to JTPL website

NextReads And Reading Groups

Looking for your next good read?

NextReads Newsletters

JTPL offers an email newsletter service called NextReads. NextReads Newsletters deliver reading suggestions to your inbox. No library card is necessary—just an email address.

You can subscribe to any of the 25 different subject and genre newsletters, with topics ranging from Biography and Memoir to Fantasy to Home, Garden & DIY to New York Times Fiction and Non-Fiction Bestsellers. A wealth of reading suggestions will be delivered to your inbox every month or every other month, depending on the publication schedule of the newsletter you choose.

Each NextReads Newsletter offers up to 12 titles, which are linked directly to the JTPL library catalog. You can place a hold or request a title immediately! If you don’t have an email address, you can take advantage of the lists by viewing them online.

Signing up – and changing your subscription – is easy! Just fill out the online application. Click here to sign up!

Sign up today and let NextReads Newsletters help you find your next great read!


JTPL Book Discussion Groups:  Did you know JTPL has 6 book discussion groups?