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Newspaper photo of weaving demonstration

Did you know the first annual Touch of Dutch Arts & Crafts Festival was started by the Friends of the DeMotte Library 39 years ago on August 16, 1975? The Friends wanted to find a way to benefit the DeMotte Library and give local artists and craftsmen a place to display their talents.

The late, great, Dr. Seuss is quoted as saying, “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” In reading my most recent fiction selection, I began to wonder about the difference between truth and fiction.

Rachael Cavinder of the Wheatfield Library reads to children at the fair

If you are out at the fair this week, looking for a cool place and a good time, stop by the Community Building from 2-3pm each day for storytime and a craft.

Miss Karla from DeMotte was out on Monday and will be back on Friday. Miss Rachael from Wheatfield was out on Tuesday and Miss Nancy from Rensselaer will be out on Thursday.

June Batman display at the Rensselaer Library.

DC Entertainment has declared that July 23 will be “Batman Day” to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary

Butter vs. margarine; there used to be a commercial with a woman dressed as Mother Nature, who, when challenged about the benefits of margarine vs. butter, coined the phrase, “You can’t fool Mother Nature!”

Photo of a girl making a triumphant fist at a county fair.

Summer Reading continues this month with movies and crafts and programs for all ages. The fair happens July 12-18, and for many Jasper County kids and teens, the fair will be their home away from home for that week. Don't forget to stock up on movies and books at your library to relax in the evenings.

There’s so much going on July within the region, there should be no reason to feel bored!

Of course Independence Day is on the 4th, with fireworks, parades, and barbeques. Check out Meg Geddes’ Fireworks In Indiana website to find a fireworks display near you all year long.

Photo of a hand illuminated by a plasma ball.

As part of the Spark a Reaction summer reading program at Rensselaer, we pulled out an old Plasma Ball that has been around at the library probably since they first came out in the '80s.

Our patrons have asked some interesting questions today about the boil order that -- as of 2:30pm Monday, June 23 -- is still in effect in Rensselaer until further notice.

Looking for ideas for summer reading? How about the reading lists of authors and celebrities? How about if you could then donate those books to U.S. Service Members and communities in need of new books?

Things We Read, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in the state of New York that aims to do just that.

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