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Ongoing Programs

In addition to the programs featured here, we also do special events for Teen Tech Week, Teen Read Week, Children’s Book Week, National Library Week and National Library Card Month…as well as other programs throughout the year. For current events, check out our Events calendar. Also see our Seasonal Programs page.

Mother Goose Storytime

cute cartoon of a mama goose reading to her goslings

Age 0-23 months

Enjoy 30-40 minutes of reading, songs, fingerplays, and socialization with other yong children and their caregivers. Each session of Mother Goose Story Time consists of a variety of activities, such as music, stories, toys to play with and other fun movements.

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Location: DeMotte

Senior Movie Matinee

The DeMotte Library shows a variety of movies monthly, usually the second Thursday, that are free and open to all interested adults. For dates, check our events calendar. For titles, stop in at the library or call (219) 987-2221.

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Location: DeMotte

Spectactular Saturdays

cute hand-drawn cartoon of a smiling sun and flowers

Join us four times a year for these special programs aimed at the whole family.

Scavenger hunts, gingerbread houses and other projects will involve all ages in an afternoon of fun at the library. For future dates, check our events calendar!

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Location: DeMotte

Story Time

Ages 3-5

Bring your youngsters in touch with the love of reading by coming to Story Time for 3-5 Year Olds at the Wheatfield Library. Story Time is a wonderful opportunity for your youngsters to become acquainted with the library.

Each half hour long session of Story Time consists of stories, crafts, and other age appropriate activities.

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Location: Wheatfield

Story Time

Ages 2-5

Library Kids and Toddlers alike are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts at the Rensselaer Library’s next Story Time.

This program, open to children ages 2-5, meets Mondays at 10 a.m. or Thursday at 6 p.m. every week except the last Monday and Thursday of the month. Registration is required, and seating is limited.

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Location: Rensselaer

Third Thursday Club

Grades 1-4

Open to grades 1-4, this monthly educational program includes reading plus fun food and craft activities relating to the theme.
Registration is required and space is limited. This program meets the third Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

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Location: Rensselaer

Toddler Time

Ages 2-3

Reading to toddlers enhances their love of books and the magical characters that come alive for them, page after page.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer

Tuesday Night Movies at Rensselaer

This program is held at 5:30 p.m. -- usually on the second Tuesday every month. (In October it will be shown on the second Wednesday because of the Fall Festival).  A variety of movies, newly released to DVD, are shown.  Popcorn and beverages are served. This program is open to teens through adults.

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Location: Rensselaer

UFO Group & Mindful Coloring

coloring book image of ufos

Crafters, unite! Carve out some “you” time and enjoy visiting with other crafters as you work on your unfinished craft projects during the Rensselaer Library’s Unfinished Objects (UFO) Program. 

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Location: Rensselaer

Wheatfield Teen Book Club

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.

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Location: Wheatfield