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Seasonal Programs

Santa Visits

Each December, join us for special visits from Santa and his helpers. Events vary by location.

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Teen Tech Week 2014

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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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. 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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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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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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Ghost Stories

Each October, stop in at the DeMotte Library for a spooky celebration of haunted tales. This community event is designed for all ages, with spooky stories for younger audiences told first, followed by scarier stories for older audiences.

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Turn Dreams into Reality

Turn Dreams into Reality - Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is October 13-18, and the Jasper County Public Library is celebrating this national event with drawings for prizes and special programs, designed just for the teen population.

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