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Seasonal Programs

Annual Christmas Tree Walk

Christmas Tree Walk for Food Pantry

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Each holiday season the Rensselaer Library invites area groups to adopt a tree and compete for the best-dressed entry in our annual Christmas Tree Walk.

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National Library Week

All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library are celebrating National Library Week, April 10-15, with a variety of programs and prize drawings.

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Screen Free Week

One week a year, each April, we ask you to join us in community activities to see how long you can go without the influence of television or online media.

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Children's Book Week

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!

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Imagine Your Story - Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading 2020 

Being an adult doesn't mean you can't enjoy Summer Reading!

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Imagine Your Story - Kids Summer Reading

Kids Summer Reading 2020

Summer reading information for preschoolers and Kindergarten-5th Grade

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Imagine Your Story - Teen Summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading 2020

Summer reading information for teens in 6th-12th grades.

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I read banned books

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

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National Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month - a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

So, join us as we take this opportunity, observed since 1987, to celebrate your passport to fun and adventure; your library card!

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YALSA and Teentober logo: What will you discover at the library?

TeenTober

This October, Jasper County Public Library is participating in the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual TeenTober celebration.

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