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Jefferson library announces programs

January 25, 2018 GMT

JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson Public Library, 321 S. Main St., has announced its upcoming programs.

In February, the Jefferson library, together with the Bridges Library System and the public libraries in Waukesha and Jefferson counties, will launch a monthlong public awareness campaign called “Libraries Transform.” It will highlight how libraries can transform their communities by providing access to information, opportunities for personal growth and solutions to real problems.

As part of the campaign, the Jefferson Public Library and the Bridges Library System will highlight the ways in which libraries can fill the gaps and solve problems for their citizens through unique programs.

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In addition, local businesses and organizations are partnering with the library to show their support through a READ poster initiative. The community READ posters will be available to view in the library throughout February.

For more information on the “Libraries Transform” campaign, visit bridgeslibrarysystem.org/libraries-transform.

The library will host an “Eating Around the World Challenge” Monday, Feb. 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. as part of the “Libraries Transform” campaign. Sign up a team for a food challenge from around the world.

In other monthlong programs, the library is partnering with PADA, or People Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, during the month of February to educate the public concerning teen dating violence. PADA will have a display at the library with literature and recommended reading.

In other programming, the library’s winter reading program is still in session. There are reading challenges for every age during this 50-day event. Prizes will be awarded for juvenile and adult winners.

The library is offering its Blind Date with a Book program as Valentine’s Day approaches. Come in and check out the wrapped books available to read.

County City Credit Union will host a free seminar designed to simplify and make sense of home mortgages on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. Call CCCU at 674-5542 to register. Seminar will take place at the library.

In youth programming, story time will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. It includes stories, songs and rhymes designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be reading ready. Activities are designed for ages 3-5.

The library will hold a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten graduation Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Refreshments and crafts will follow a graduation ceremony.

Families are encouraged to sign up their children for either the 1,000 Books program or the 500 Books Before Middle School program, which is for newly independent readers in kindergarten through fifth grade. Sign-up for both programs will kick off Feb. 3.

For more information on the library’s programs, call 920-674-7733, Ext. 3, or visit www.jeffersonwilibrary.org.