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Storytime at the Fair

Parents, cool off with stories and songs for your little ones when you come to the Jasper County Fair this July by stopping in the Community Building for “Story Time at the Fair,” provided by the Children’s Department of the Jasper County Public Library.

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Adult Summer Reading

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

Cool off with a good book or take along an audio book as you travel or work around the house or yard this summer - from your local library - and enter to win prizes in our annual Adult Summer Reading Programs.

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Books For Bucks - Wheatfield Teen Summer Reading

Teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to read books for cash prizes this summer! This year’s theme for teens is “Get in the Game; READ!”

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DeMotte Summer Reading

Kids entering grades K-5 are invited to come to the DeMotte Library’s “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ” Summer Reading Program, beginning in June.  

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DeMotte Teen Summer Reading

Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to read books for prizes this summer during “Get in the Game; READ!”

To participate, pick up a reading record sheet at the circulation desk of the DeMotte Library. Weekly programs will also be offered for this age group. Join us each Thursday @ 2 pm for fun activities!

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What's Cooler than Being Cool? Having a Library Card.

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.

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Rensselaer Summer Reading

Children age preschool through grade 5 won’t want to miss the fun at the Rensselaer Library, where this year’s Summer Reading program theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”

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Rensselaer Teen Summer Reading

Teens in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in the library’s “Get in the Game; READ” Summer Reading Event, and weekly programs that are appropriate for this age group will be held on Tuesdays @ 2 pm.

Sign-ups for Get in the Game, READ begin May 31st.

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Wheatfield Summer Reading

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 “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”

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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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