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With summer just around the corner, I'm sure you're already starting to ponder how you'll spend your time.

Are you interested in something that allows you to spend time with friends, be in an air-conditioned facility, and have fun? Well, then the library is where you need to be!



 

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 9-14.



 

Come find out why You Belong @ Your Library April 9-14 during National Library Week.

Enter our week-long Coloring Contest, open to ages 3-11.

To enter, pick up a coloring sheet at any branch of JCPL and return it by April 14. Coloring pages will be judged by age category.



 

If you're a teen in grades 6-12, come to the library March 4-10 for special events just for you.



 

The first tax forms and booklets are starting to arrive at the library, and more shipments are expected in the coming days.

As in previous years, we may not have the form you need, and we cannot advise you as to which form you need, but if you know the form number, we can print it for you from the Internet at 10 cents per page.



 

Love your library? Share it with your friends online and earn an extra chance for prizes

This summer, if you share a positive message about your library on social media, you will receive an extra entry into the prize drawing for your library’s summer reading program.



 

Open to teens in grades 6-12, discussions planned for the 3rd or 4th Thursday every month, depending on how many weeks are in the month. Come and discuss books with fellow readers and discover other ways to connect to books you love, including food from books and activities pulled from the books you read.



 

This program, free and open to all interested adults, is held at 10 a.m. on a Thursday every month. It is usually the last Thursday, but winter holidays and other events can cause it to be a different one.  A variety of movies, newly released to DVD, are shown.  Popcorn and beverages are served.



 

Kids who like to read and enjoy the summer fun of attending library programs will want to join us at the Wheatfield Library, where this year’s summer reading theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

Open to children who have completed Kindergarten through grade 4, registration will be held beginning June 2, and will be available by visiting the Wheatfield Library. Reading packets that contain the reading elements to participate in the program are available at the library, and fun, entertaining weekly programs will be held each Tuesday at 10 am.



 

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.



 

All three locations of the Jasper County Library have partnered with local care providers to offer free or low-cast health screenings each month for patrons. Usually free, special services may be offered at some locations for a small fee.



 

Each December, join us for special visits from Santa and his helpers. Events vary by location.



 

Teen Read Week 2013 is October 14-19, and the Jasper County Public Library is celebrating this national event with drawings for prizes and special programs, designed just for teens.



 

Your summer reading goals can be achieved with eBooks! For every eBook that you read during our Summer Reading program, stop into your local library and fill out a slip for that title.

Now reading for fun has never been easier, or more rewarding!



 

Teens, this summer, reading can earn you cash! Starting on June 2, teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to register for the Wheatfield Library’s Books for Bucks Summer Reading Program, where this year’s theme is “Spark a Reaction,” and every minute counts!

To join, just stop in and pick up a reading record sheet, check out books, and read, read, read, because for each 20 minutes read, you earn an entry into a weekly drawing for cash prizes, and 80 minutes of reading earns you a coupon to a local business.



 

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