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August 100 Years Ago

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Herald in August, 1920. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. Want to read the whole article? It’s on... read more

A LEAP Member in the Spotlight: La Porte County Public Library

LaPorteCounty.Life By: Allison Tunstall Last Updated: July 30, 2020 When a team from the La Porte County Public Library attended the Public Library Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee back in February to give a special presentation, they were initially... read more

Soldier Boy Recovers Use of His Voice

The La Porte Argus Friday, August 1, 1919, page 1 Soldier Boy Recovers Use of His Voice Unusual Experience of Will Pahrman, a La Porte Youth, When Apparent Miracle is Wrought by Sensation Caused by Tickling Will Pahrman, who lives on Fourth street, and who recently... read more

State Mask Mandate

In accordance with Indiana’s Governor Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-37, customers must wear facial coverings when entering all library locations effective July 27, 2020. To read more about the statewide mandate, please go to... read more

The History of Telephone Operators, Part I

As our library prepares its recently acquired building for library services, you may be interested to discover what it was like to be a telephone operator before and during the time the building was used for telephone business. Here is Part I. The job of telephone... read more

Press Release: Indiana 211 now integrated with FSSA to better connect Hoosiers with services

Thursday, July 9, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced Indiana’s statewide community resource referral agency, Indiana 211, is now part of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. The change, which was part of Gov. Holcomb’s 2020 Next... read more

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