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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 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds for “Story Time at the Fair,” provided by the Children’s Department of the Jasper County Public Library.

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Pastel drawing of a cute squirrel on a stack of books - art by Judy Crawford.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Congratulations! You are about to embark on a fantastic, lifelong journey with your child. You have committed to enjoying books with your child and in the process, reaping the benefits as your child gains pre-literacy skills that will prepare him or her for reading and learning throughout life.

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Mother Goose Storytime

Age 0-23 months

Enjoy 30-40 minutes of reading, songs, fingerplays, and socialization with other yong children and their caregivers. Each session of Mother Goose Story Time consists of a variety of activities, such as music, stories, toys to play with and other fun movements.

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Explore Fun

Explore the internet with these fun links for games involving the topics and characters from your favorite books.

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Best books for young readers

Check out award winning books, the latest books for kids at JCPL, accelerated reading information and more.

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Library Lego

Ages 4-14
Love building or creating things? Love bright shiny colors? Love Legos? Kids age 4-14 are invited to create Lego shapes each month during our library Lego programs at the DeMotte Library and Rensselaer Library.

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Lapsit Storytime

Age birth-2

Enjoy 30-40 minutes of reading, songs, fingerplays, and socialization with other yong children and their caregivers. Each session of Lapsit Story Time consists of a variety of activities, such as music, stories, toys to play with and other fun movements.

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Junior Scribes

Writers in grades 3-12 are invited to join us each month for creative writing prompts and exercises to improve your skills and have fun with writing.

Join us the first Monday of the month from 6-7pm in the library's West Room.

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