Students in grades 5-8 are invited to come play with our tech toys at the Parachute Branch Library on November 22 and December 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. Laptop computers, board games (ok, so maybe that's "low tech"), Wii games and a big screen - a.k.a. the works! - combine to make this a techie's dream. Please sign up in advance by visiting the branch or calling 285-9870.
Elementary school-aged children are invited to join us at the Silt Community Center on Monday, October 31, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. for a Halloween party. There will be spooky stories, games, prizes, and, of course, candy so put on your costume and join us for a howling good time. For more information please call the Silt Branch Library at 876-5500.
During the week of Halloween, the New Castle Branch Library is putting storytime on parade! Wear your costume and bring a trick-or-treat bag.
The Aspen Art Museum is partnering with the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale to offer Story Art, a free program that combines learning to read with visual literacy and art-making. Held once a month, this program introduces children to the basic foundations of art through engaging storybooks, looking activities, and hands-on art projects. Registration is recommended. Story Art is held on the first Thursday of every month from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for a special storytime: stories and songs on a real bus! Parents and caregivers, come read stories and sing "Wheels on the Bus" on a bus parked outside the library. We'll be on a school bus on September 28 (from 10:30-11:15 a.m.) and on a public RFTA bus on October 5 (from 10:30-11:15 a.m.) while our regular storytime space holds the annual fall used book sale.
Toddlers and preschoolers (and their accompanying adults!) are welcome to attend the combined storytime at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. We'll be trick-or-treating around the block to local merchants during our October 26 storytime, so wear your Halloween costume!
Reading Buddies is a free program offered by the Rifle Branch Library that pairs teenage volunteers ("Big Buddies") with students in grades K-4 ("Little Buddies") who are learning to read. Pre-registration is required; visit the branch or call 625-3471. Big Buddies and Little Buddies work together one-on-one for an hour every Thursday from 4-5 p.m., reading and participating in reading-related activities.
Children in grades K through 5 are invited to join us for games at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on the fourth (and occasionally fifth) Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. Have fun playing board games and card games with other kids while developing reading and critical thinking skills at the same time.
Readers in grade 3 through 5 are invited to BookTalk at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library every third Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m. Share with others the latest good book you've read, talk about its juiciest parts, and hear about other awesome books to read!
Readers in grades K through 5 are invited to join in at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library from 4-5 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month. Kids will be partnered with a younger or older reader to practice reading and discover the joys of sharing books with each other. Advance registration is preferred; come by the library or call 963-2889.