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Adult Summer Reading 2018 "Libraries Rock!"

Being an adult doesn't mean you can't enjoy Summer Reading!

Cool off with a good book or take along an audio book as you travel or work around the house or yard this summer - from your local library - and enter to win prizes in our annual Adult Summer Reading Program.

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Libraries Rock! - Summer Reading 2018 for Grades K-5

How it works:

It’s simple—just keep track of everything you read!

Whether it’s books, magazines, newspapers, etc., they all count towards your reading!

All items must be age/reading-level appropriate and be checked out through the Jasper County Public Library (including online items from OverDrive or Tumblebooks)!

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Libraries Rock! - Teen Summer Reading 2018

How it works

It’s simple—just keep track of everything you read!

Whether it’s books, magazines, newspapers, etc., they all count towards your reading!

All items must be age/reading-level appropriate and be checked out through the Jasper County Public Library (including online items from OverDrive)!

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JCPL is going to the FAIR

Libraries Rock! this summer, and the week of the Jasper County Fair, July 14-21, 2018, the Jasper County Public Library will be rockin’ to the tune of meeting everyone who stops by the library’s booth, Sunday afternoon and every evening in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds.

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I read banned books

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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What's Cooler than Being Cool? Having a Library Card.

National Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month - a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

So, join us as we take this opportunity, observed since 1987, to celebrate your passport to fun and adventure; your library card!

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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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Male and Femail superheroes float in a dark sky.

Unleash Your Story - Teen Read Week™

About Teen Read Week™

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Christmas Tree Walk for Food Pantry

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Each holiday season the Rensselaer Library invites area groups to adopt a tree and compete for the best-dressed entry in our annual Christmas Tree Walk.

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Cute cartoon santa and reindeer.

Santa Visits

Each December, join us for special visits from Santa and his helpers. Events vary by location. Check our events page for more information or to register.

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