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Seasonal Programs

Teen Tech Week

Each March the library celebrates our teen patrons and technology with a special week of events in conjunction with YALSA, the YA branch of the American Library Association.

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National Library Week

All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library are celebrating National Library Week, April 10-15, 2017 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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Spring Festival

Celebrate Spring at the DeMotte Library on the Friday of National Library Week, held each April. Dates vary. Check out our Events Calendar for dates and times. 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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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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One World, Many Stories

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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DeMotte Summer Reading

Each summer, children entering grades K-5 are invited to come to the DeMotte Library’s Summer Reading Program.

With the extra incentives of prizes and fun, weekly programs for kids of this age that are held in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program, children in this age group will be excited to read, read, read during the summer months.

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DeMotte Teen Summer Reading

Each summer at the DeMotte Library, reading will earn young adults the chance to win prizes! Summer Reading is open to teens entering grades 5-12, and all you have to do to participate is stop in the library, pick up a reading record sheet and read!

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Rensselaer Summer Reading

Children age preschool through grade 5 won’t want to miss the fun at the Rensselaer Library Summer Reading program.

Children participating in summer reading attend fun programs and crafts each week, while reading books throughout the program that will earn them the chance to win prizes.

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Rensselaer Teen Summer Reading

Teens in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in the library’s Summer Reading Event, and take part in fun weekly programs for this age group during June and July.

Check back next year for more information about the next summer reading program, or visit or call the Rensselaer Library at 866-5881.

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