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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.

Game of the Month

Fun and games await adults at the Rensselaer Library as our “Game of the Month” program gets underway beginning on Friday, January 2 from 2-3 pm.

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Location: Rensselaer

Health Screenings

All three locations of the Jasper County Library have partnered with local care providers to offer free or low-cast health screenings each month for patrons. Usually free, special services may be offered at some locations for a small fee.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

Lapsit Storytime

Age 1

Enjoy 30 minutes of reading, songs, fingerplays, and socialization with other 1 year old children and their caregivers. Each half hour long session of Lapsit 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, Wheatfield

Library Kids

Ages 3-5

Preschoolers are invited to become a “Library Kid” as we share stories, songs, crafts, finger plays and other age appropriate activities during a three week session of Story Time for ages 3-5 Registration is required.

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Location: Rensselaer

Library Lego

Ages 4-14

Love building or creating things? Love bright shiny colors? Love Legos? Kids age 4-14 are invited to create Lego shapes each month during Library Lego, a club held at the DeMotte Library each month.

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Location: DeMotte

Make-It Take-It

Grades 4-6

Come to the DeMotte Library the second Tuesday of every month from September to April (except for December). Join us for crafts to take home relating to the month's theme.

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Location: DeMotte

Morning Movies at Wheatfield

This program, free and open to all interested adults, is held at 10 a.m. on a Thursday every month. It is usually the last Thursday, but winter holidays and other events can cause it to be a different one.  A variety of movies, newly released to DVD, are shown.  Popcorn and beverages are served.

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Location: Wheatfield

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.

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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