Come to the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on the fourth Thursday of every month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for Paws to Read! Children in kindergarten through grade 5 can sign up ahead of time to read to a dog. The program is free and will feature dogs and handlers from Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley. Please sign up ahead of time by visiting or contacting the library.
As part of the Big Read celebration, travel back to the 1930s by learning how to make homemade rock candy.
Grade schoolers and middle schoolers are welcome to join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Friday, February 22nd from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for a free afternoon of fun. After making rock candy, we’ll enjoy depression era games such as Hopscotch, Yo-yo’s, and popular board games. So come listen to Big Band music, eat freshly popped popcorn, and enter into a raffle for a 1930s-themed prize! The library is located at 413 9th Street.
The Parachute Branch Library offers a fun-filled afternoon of history on Saturday, February 23 for The Big Read.
Local singer/songwriter Nate Adams will start at 12:30 p.m. with a 30-minute tribute to Woodie Guthrie. Like Woodie, Adams plays by himself – just his guitar, harmonica, and croonin’. Come listen to Guthrie’s traditional folk and blues songs and hear stories about the "Dust Bowl Troubadour” himself.
Kids ages 5 to 11 are invited to the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. for a special Big Read event.
Sue Schnitzer, Carbondale's Youth Services Librarian, will be performing Woodie Guthrie songs, and children will have the opportunity to make their own instruments. Come learn about the 1930s, and have fun singing some your favorites with Sue!
What are you reading? Bookclub is a book discussion group for elementary school aged children, from 3rd through 5th grades. Meet at the New Castle Branch Library on Tuesday, February 5th 4:30 p.m. to share your favorite books and authors. After school snacks will be served! Bookclub meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
All toddlers are invited to join us at the New Castle Branch Library for stories, crafts and new friends every Monday at 10:30! You are never too young to enjoy stories!
All elementary school aged children are invited to meet at the New Castle Branch Library at 4:30 p.m. on February 7. We will explore different arts and crafts. All supplies will be provided, as well as after school snacks. This program takes place on the first Thursday of every month.
Kids, ages 6 to12, are invited to come to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19th to celebrate The Big Read with a singing and playing interactive performance by Youth Services Librarian, Sue Schnitzer.
Woody Guthrie sets the dust bowl era to life with hundreds of famous songs. Come learn about the 1930's, and have fun singing some your favorites with Sue.
The Gordon Cooper Branch Library is hosting a bilingual book discussion on the award-winning book, “Esperanza Rising,” at the Carbondale Middle School on Tuesday, February 12th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“Esperanza Rising” is a story of a Latino family during hard times and is offered in both Spanish and English. “Esperanza Rising” is a Big Read companion title for younger readers and is available at your local library.
The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale invites middle schoolers to be a part of the Big Read by reading and discussing “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse, a riveting tale about a Dust Bowl child. What better way to learn about the Great Depression than through the words of the hero, Billie Jo, as she describes the days when ʺdust piles up like snow across the prairie...ʺ Join the discussion at the Carbondale Middle School on Tuesday, February 19th at 12:30 p.m.