Jasper County Public Library
Library Events & Programs
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Davidson, who recently released the second edition of his book, Autocourse the Official History of the Indianapolis 500, is visiting libraries across the state of Indiana to promote this volume and the 100th running of the race known as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Davidson is the only person to serve as a historian on a full-time basis for any motorsports facility in the world. He is also the voice of the Indy 500 and is perhaps best known for his radio program, The Talk of Gasoline Alley, broadcast annually throughout the "Month of May" on WFNI in Indianapolis.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and for signing.
Everyone is welcome to attend, and no pre-registration is required. For more information, visit or call the Rensselaer Library at 866-5881.
All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library are launching “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a program that encourages children ages 0 through preschool to discover the love of reading. To participate, parents are invited to come to any branch of JCPL and pick up a special binder with a reading log and begin reading and recording each title read.
For every 100 books read and recorded in the reading binder, children are invited to bring their favorite book to the library and be photographed with it, adding their photo to the library’s “1,000 Book Wall.” Reading 500 books makes children eligible to receive a tote bag and when they reach 1,000 books read, they are invited to choose a book to take home.