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Adult Summer Reading 2015

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Beginning June 1 and running through August 3, the Rensselaer Library invites adults to check out books, magazines, audio books and audio ebooks during the library’s “Escape the Ordinary” Adult Reading Program, and enter to win weekly prizes as well as a grand prize drawing, which will be held at the end of the program.

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DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

Books For Bucks - DeMotte Teen Summer Reading

This summer at the DeMotte Library, reading will earn young adults the chance to win prizes! This summer’s theme for the DeMotte Library’s Teen Reading Program is ‘Unmask,’ and kicks off with online registration the week of May 18.

‘Unmask’ 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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DeMotte

Books For Bucks - Wheatfield Teen Summer Reading

Teens, this summer, reading can earn you cash! Starting on June 1, teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to register for the Wheatfield Library’s Books for Bucks Summer Reading Program, where this year’s theme is “Unmask,” and every minute counts!

To join, just stop in and pick up a reading record sheet, check out books, and read, read, read, because for each 20 minutes read, you earn an entry into a weekly drawing for cash prizes, and 80 minutes of reading earns you a coupon to a local business.

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Wheatfield

DeMotte Summer Reading

Kids ages 4 through 4th grade are invited to come to the DeMotte Library’s “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program, beginning in June.

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.

Kids signed up for “Every Hero Has a Story” will enjoy entertaining programs that will be held each Tuesday at 2 pm, beginning on June 9. Some programs planned include Christopher the Magician, Twist and Smile Balloons, Indiana Wild and Rory McMahon as Spider Man.

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DeMotte

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 “Every Hero Has a Story.”

Beginning May 26, children may sign up to participate in Every Hero Has a Story and attend fun programs each Wednesday at 10 am, 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 also eligible to participate in the library’s “Unmask” Summer Reading Event, and weekly programs that are appropriate for this age group will be held on Tuesdays @ 2 pm. Sign-ups for Unmask begin May 26.

The kickoff for teens participating in this year’s Summer Reading Program will be held on Wednesday, June 3 with an Ice Cream Social @ 3 pm.

Weekly programs will then begin on June 9 @ 2 pm with ‘Tie Dye’ and continue each week with ‘Super Game Day,’ ‘Super Hero Party’ ‘Real Heroes,’ and more!

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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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DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

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 “Every Hero Has a Story.”

Open to children who have completed Kindergarten through grade 4, registration will be held beginning June 1, and will be available by visiting the Wheatfield Library. Reading packets containing the reading elements to participate in the program are available at the library, and fun, entertaining weekly programs will be held each Tuesday at 10 am beginning June 9.

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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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Fall Festival

Celebrate Fall at the Rensselaer Library each October. Usually held the first Tuesday of the month. Dates vary. Take part in games, a cake walk, silent cake auction, white elephant Bingo, face painting and more!

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