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Wheatfield Library sends thanks to summer reading friends

This year’s “Dream Big, Read” Summer Reading Program for kids and “Books for Bucks: Own the Night” Summer Reading Program for teens were both a huge success, and we’d like to take this time to congratulate the prize winners for both programs.

How Many Horses Do You See? An Optical Illusion

Special Days in August

August is

Children’s Vision and Learning Month. Have fun with some optical illusion and matching games from the Children's Vision Information Network. Also, The American Optometric Association website has links to programs that can help with eye exams.

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. Check out a book about Kindergarten to get ready!

JCPL Has the "411" on New Fiction!

Like most kids, I often wondered what I would be when I grew up. I thought being a secretary would be a great job, but I was really worried, because I knew that secretaries had to learn to write in shorthand.

Angry Bird Bookmark by craftysoccermom.blogspot.com

Crafting with books

There's nothing worse than waiting for school to start and counting down the last few days of freedom like the last grape Skittles in the bag.

Olympic games fan local torch memories

In 1996, the torch relay for the Atlanta Olympic Games brought the symbol into communities all over the country, From San Fransisco, Calif., to Jersey City, NJ, that would normally not have been on the route for the international event.

Perfect weather for summer reads

Summer vacation means sleeping in, trips to the pool, sleepovers with friends, family vacations, fireworks, fairs, and so much more. But, just in case you have some spare time, consider stopping in to pick up one of these “Summer” reads…you won’t be disappointed!

If you're a farmer, be proud and show it

If you haven't heard about the farming video taking the country by storm this week, now is your chance to watch "I'm Farming and I Grow It," the viral parody of LMFAO's annoyingly catchy dance hit "I'm Sexy and I Know It."

Having Fun Isn't Hard When You've Got a Library Card!

Arthur is an armadillo created by author and illustrator, Marc Brown. Not only is Arthur a favorite when it comes to books, but his TV show appeals to kids of all ages as well.

Storytime at the County Fair

Looking for something new to do at the fair this year? Visit our storytime at the Jasper County Fair.

Special Days in July

July is

National Parks and Recreation Month. Enjoy our Storytime in the Park at DeMotte on July 5 from 7:30-8:30.

National Blueberry Month. Pick a tasty treat at a local blueberry grower! (Call ahead to confirm they are open; this year's weather has been hard on farmers.) Try the patriotic flag dessert recipe.

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