Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Everybody needs a library card. Learn about all the advantages and how to get one for yourself.


Banned Book Week

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Closing books shuts out ideas. Celebrate the Freedom to Read. Check out this list of frequently challenged books of the 21st Century.

Summer Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

Did you or someone in your family participate in the Summer Challenge this year? JMRL wants to know how you feel about the experience.
Please take this brief survey.

Book Club Kits

Everything you need for your book club in one bag.
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Database Spotlight

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is a language-learning system designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries. This rapid learning system takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

ancestryIn Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only) you explore centuries of resources and thousands of searchable collections of records from around the world. Includes historical records, photos, stories, family trees and more.

ancestryHeritageQuest is a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture that contains over 25,000 family records and local histories.


BookLetters is a fantastic email newsletter and readers advisory service which contains information on millions of books. There are even lists of new titles on different subjects.

Find out how you can sign up and have new biographies, mysteries, book sizzlers and more emailed to you monthly.