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Rensselaer Summer Reading

Ages preschool through 12th grade won’t want to miss the fun at the Rensselaer Library, where this year’s Summer Reading program theme is “Build a Better World.” Sign-ups for Build a Better World begin May 30.

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Rensselaer Teen Summer Reading

Teens in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in the library’s Build a Better World Summer Reading Event, and weekly programs that are appropriate for this age group will be held on Tuesdays @ 3 pm. Sign-ups for Build a Better World also begin May 30.

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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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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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Get Away at Your Library - Teen Read Week™

About Teen Read Week™

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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

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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