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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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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer

Spring Festival

Celebrate Spring at the DeMotte Library on the Friday of National Library Week, held each April. Dates vary. Take part in games, a cake walk, Bingo, face painting and more! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the DeMotte Library.

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Location: DeMotte

Books For Bucks - DeMotte Summer Reading

Summer reading is over for 2013, but teens in grades 5-12 are invited to come join us next year as we get into another fun season of reading, fun and prizes!

Reading books will earn the chance to win prizes and weekly programs for this age group will be held.

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Location: DeMotte

Books For Bucks - Wheatfield Summer Reading

Summer reading is over for 2013, but teens in grades 4-11 are invited to come join us next year as we get into another fun season of reading, fun and prizes!

Reading books will earn the chance to win prizes and weekly programs for this age group will be held.

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Location: Wheatfield

DeMotte Summer Reading

Summer reading is over for 2013, but children age 4 through grade 4 are invited to come join us next year as we get into another fun season of reading, fun and prizes!

Reading books will earn the chance to win prizes and weekly programs for this age group will be held.

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Location: DeMotte

Rensselaer Summer Reading

Summer reading is over for 2013, but children ages toddler through grade 5 are invited to come join us next year as we get into another fun season of reading, fun and prizes!

Reading books will earn the chance to win prizes and weekly programs for this age group will be held.

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Location: Rensselaer

Rensselaer Teen Summer Reading

Summer reading is over for 2013, but teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come join us next year as we get into another fun season of reading, fun and prizes!

Reading books will earn the chance to win prizes and weekly programs for this age group will be held.

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Location: Rensselaer

Wheatfield Summer Reading

Summer reading is over for 2013, but children who have completed grades K-4 are invited to come join us next year as we get into another fun season of reading, fun and prizes!

Reading books will earn the chance to win prizes and weekly programs for this age group will be held.

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Location: Wheatfield

Storytime at the Fair

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.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

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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