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Share your library love and get an extra chance for summer reading prizes

Love your library? Share it with your friends online and earn an extra chance for prizes

This summer, if you share a positive message about your library on social media, you will receive an extra entry into the prize drawing for your library’s summer reading program.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

Adult Summer Reading 2014

Adults are invited to check out books, magazines, audio books, e-books or audio e-books this summer and enter to win in a drawing for weekly prizes. This year’s theme is “Literary Elements,” and each branch of JCPL is participating during the following dates:

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Location: 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 cash prizes! “Books for Bucks” is back, and kicks off with online registration the week of May 19.

Books for Bucks 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! This summer’s Books for Bucks theme is “Spark a Reaction.”

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Location: DeMotte

Books For Bucks - Wheatfield Teen Summer Reading

Teens, this summer, reading can earn you cash! Starting on June 2, 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 “Spark a Reaction,” 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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Location: Wheatfield

DeMotte Summer Reading

Kids in Preschool through grade 4 are invited to come to the DeMotte Library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read!” 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 “Fizz, Boom, Read!” will enjoy entertaining programs that will be held each Tuesday at 2 pm, beginning on June 10. Some programs planned include Christopher the Magician, “Einstein,” Indiana Wild and Mystic Drums.

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Location: DeMotte

Rensselaer Summer Reading

Children age toddler through grade 5 won’t want to miss the fun at the Rensselaer Library, where this year’s Summer Reading program theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

Beginning  June 2, children may sign up to participate in Fizz, Boom, Read 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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Location: Rensselaer

Rensselaer Teen Summer Reading

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in the library’s “Spark a Reaction” Summer Reading Event, where weekly programs that are appropriate for this age group will be held on Tuesdays @ 2 pm.

Sign-ups for Spark a Reaction begin June 2.  Attend fun programs while reading books throughout the program that will earn them the chance to win prizes.

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Location: Rensselaer

Summer Reading with E-Books!

Your summer reading goals can be achieved with eBooks! For every eBook that you read during our Summer Reading program, stop into your local library and fill out a slip for that title.

Now reading for fun has never been easier, or more rewarding!

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Location: 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 “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

Open to children who have completed Kindergarten through grade 4, registration will be held beginning June 2, and will be available by visiting the Wheatfield Library. Reading packets that contain 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.

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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