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Libraries Rock! - Summer Reading 2018


Are you ready to Rock?

You are invited to the Jasper County Public Library’s “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program, beginning in June.

With the extra incentives of prizes and fun for all ages, and weekly programs for kids and teens that are held in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program, readers will be excited to read, read, read during the summer months!


Children entering grades K-5 signed up for “Libraries Rock!” will enjoy entertaining programs that will be held each week at all three branches of JCPL beginning Tuesday, June 12th. Programs will be held each Tuesday at all three branches of JCPL. Times are as follows: Rensselaer Library, 10 am; DeMotte Library, 1 pm; Wheatfield Library, 3 pm.

Sign up for Kids Summer Reading (starting June 4) | View upcoming events


Teens entering grades 6-12 are also invited to read books for prizes this summer during “Libraries Rock!” To participate, pick up a reading record sheet at the circulation desk of any branch of the Jasper County Public Library, where weekly programs will also be offered for this age group.

Program days and times for teens are: Rensselaer Library, each Wednesday @ 2 pm; DeMotte Library, each Thursday @ 1 pm and Wheatfield Library, each Thursday @ 2 pm.

Sign up for Teens Summer Reading (starting June 4) | View upcoming events


This summer, adults are invited to rock to the beat of reading books, magazines, e-books, or listening to audio books or audio e-books for the chance to win weekly prize drawings at the Jasper County Public Library of their choice.

Choose to check out items at the Rensselaer, DeMotte OR Wheatfield Library, or using the library's online OverDrive service, and enter a ticket for each item checked out during “Libraries Rock!” Adult Summer Reading Program, free and open to ages 18 and over, beginning on Monday, June 4th and running through Monday, July 30th.

To participate, sign up at the front desk of your favorite branch of JCPL, check out any of the above items, and fill out a ticket with your name and telephone number to enter weekly prize drawings. In addition, your weekly entries earn you a chance to win the Grand Prize Drawing, held at each branch of JCPL at the end of the program.

Sign up for Adult Summer Reading (starting June 4) | View upcoming events

Libraries Rock this summer! Participants need not be present to win.

  • Registration for Libraries Rock will be held June 4-9 and is available online or by visiting or calling the
  • Rensselaer Library, 208 W Susan St., Rensselaer, 219 866-5881, the
  • DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St., SW, DeMotte, 219 987-2221, or the
  • Wheatfield Library, 350 S Bierma St., Wheatfield, 219 956-3774.

Registration is required for some programs. For a full list of programs and events, check out our summer reading pages, or our event calendar at