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Super STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math spell STEM!

STEM includes a variety of activities, including science, robotics, arts and crafts, exercise fun and more.

This program will encourage kids in attendance to brainstorm and have hands-on fun in group settings learning to build new things. This program is free and registration is required.

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Banned Books Bingo

DeMotte
Sep 27, 4:30pm

Registration required. Call 219-987-2221 or Register Online.
We will be learning about banned books by reading a banned book and playing bingo.

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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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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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Explore Fun

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

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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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Magnificent Monday

Patrons of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to come to this storytime, held the first Monday of each month at 10 a.m. (Second Monday when closed on the first Monday.)

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