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The Jasper County Public Library would like to thank the community for the success of this year’s Summer Reading Programs! These programs would not be possible without the donations received from local businesses and organizations, the volunteers who help each week, and the excited patrons who participate!

The nature of the Internet is that old things are always new.

For instance, recently a patron stumbled upon some cool videos made by Rensselaer Middle School students about the history of the town, apparently for a school contest.

Even though these videos are three years old, they are still new to us, and just as neat now as if they had just been made.

Whether you are looking forward to cooler weather, or revelling in the hottest days of the year, the month of August holds plenty to do. Visit the state fair or get those last vacation days in, just be sure to stop by the library to grab a cool book in some cool air conditioning for those hot hot days.

Maybe you have cool technology at school or at home, or maybe your only access to technology is an old lab in the basement corner behind the filing cabinets in a disused bathroom with a sign on the door that says “beware of the leopard.” (Can you name that book reference?)

Whenever and however you are able to use technology, are you doing the wrong things with it?

I take books along with me everywhere I go; in fact, on a recent visit to the dentist, I took a book along for company, because "I've been to the dentist before, so I know the drill."

We know you’re out there…you’ve been in the library all summer – reading our books, watching our movies, listening to our cds, looking at our magazines. So, where are you when school starts? I know you don’t like school so much that you spend every free hour flipping through your textbooks and figuring out how else to expand your scholastic knowledge.

Summer Reading continues this month with movies and crafts and programs for all ages. The fair happens July 13-19, and for many Jasper County kids and teens, the fair will be their home away from home for that week.

In between all that busy time, read on for some cool links including a video about fireworks, a facebook app featuring Minions, and much much more!

Preschoolers who enjoy attending the Jasper County Fair are invited to take a break and hear stories and participate in other age appropriate activities during “Story Time at the Fair,” offered by the Children’s Department of the Jasper County Public Library.

Moms are spot-on. With eyes in the back of their heads, 365 days a year, they are all-seeing, all-knowing beings whose sixth sense keeps children (and grandchildren) on the straight and narrow (for the most part).

This year, reading isn't just a fun way to explore new worlds or earn fun prizes. This year, some lucky patrons will be able to SLIME A LIBRARIAN at the end of summer reading.

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