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Get in the Game: Volunteer for summer reading

Posted on Tue 05/17/2016 | in Between the Lines, Just for Teens

Volunteering at your library for summer reading is rewarding and offers the chance to acquire valuable work experience, as well as a fun way to spend time with children.

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Mother’s Day: A Very Special Day for Special People

Posted on Sun 05/8/2016 | in Between the Lines

Whether you call yours mom, mother, momma or mommy, there is something very special about her, and Mother’s Day is how we show our love for the important women in our lives.

The origins of celebrating mothers date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who honored the mother goddesses, Rhea and Cybele, respectively.

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Pastel drawing of a cute squirrel on a stack of books - art by Judy Crawford.

JCPL Launching 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Posted on Wed 05/4/2016 | in Between the Lines

Beginning May 2, all three branches of the Jasper County Public Library are launching “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a program that encourages children ages birth through preschool to discover the love of reading.

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