Get taste of 4-H at the library

The public is invited to experience 4-H at the Jasper Public Library between 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Purdue Extension will host a 4-H night where youth and families can come and learn more about projects and activities that can be done through 4-H. The event will feature activities based on the forestry and wildlife projects. Youth will have the chance to participate in a scavenger hunt within the library, discover how to tell the age of a tree, and a few guessing games related to plants and animals.

Purdue Extension staff members also will be there to assist any new or returning members or volunteers who want to enroll for 2019. Indiana 4-H offers online enrollment at The targeted online enrollment window will last until Jan. 15. Staff members can help with the process and answer any questions about the 4-H program at the event.

The 4-H program inspires kids to do hands-on experiences where members learn skills and information that is useful for a lifetime. To be eligible to join traditional 4-H, youth must be in grades three through 12. Youth in grades kindergarten through two may participate as a Mini 4-H member.

Projects include construction toys, foods, crafts, forestry, dog obedience, scrapbooking, photography and woodworking to name a few. Project based clubs featuresd are Horse & Pony, clogging, rabbits, Shooting Sports, Junior Leaders, and Robotics and Innovation. These projects and other activities teach the youth leadership and life skills that will enhance their development and prepare them for the future.

More information about clubs, projects and enrollments will be available during the night.

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