Arts and Crafts
Have you ever wanted to grow a terrarium? Join us at the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, June 29 at 1:00 pm where you can learn to put together a beautiful container full of plants. Bring your own container and we will provide plants and soil.
Got junk? Make jewelry! Together we will learn how to make designer jewelry from nuts, bolts, and other found objects. Bring your own or we will provide supplies. All you really need to bring is your creativity and unique sense of style.
Nuts and Bolts Jewelry Making takes place at the Silt Branch Library on Thursday, June 13 at 4:00 pm.
Want to write a song? Play a Game? Jam and Dance? Our resident musician/songwriter/Youth Services Librarian will lead songwriting activities and then hand out rhythm instruments so you can jam and dance along. We've also got card games, dominoes, checkers, chess, Uno, and more. Twister anyone?
Music and Game day is the third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library.
For kids in grades K-5.
It's an IDD (Instructional Development Day) for teachers so we are having an IDD at the library, too. We are calling it "I Did (It) Day!" We will have stations set up throughout the library with fun activities for children (and parents) of all ages. Students can earn an "IDD Certificate" which they can show their teacher! There will be a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, puzzles, and games. Play "Stump the Librarian" and take part in the Shelving Contest. Stop by the Gordon Cooper Branch Library between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm on Monday, May 13 to play.
Led by an instructor from the Aspen Art Museum, Story Art combines learning to read with art-making and activities that build visual literacy. This popular program introduces children to the basic foundations of art through engaging storybooks, looking activities, and hands-on art projects.
Story Art programs are held at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on the first Tuesday of each month and are for children in grades K-5.
Come to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library and enjoy books, songs, and more at this weekly storytime for children age 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Preschool Storytime takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.
Come to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library for a special weekly musical storytime full of songs, stories, and more! For all ages. Led by our Youth Services Librarian and award winning children's musician, Sue Schnitzer.
Musical Storytime with Sue takes place at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library at 4:00 pm on May 6,13, and 20.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Come to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library and enjoy age appropriate books, songs, and more at weekly storytimes for infants and toddlers. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Storytime for Toddlers & Infants takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 am.
Bilingual Storytime includes stories, songs and fingerplays for children. For children age 1-5. Led by Alejandra Rico, Assistant Youth Services Librarian.
Cuentos, canciones y juegos con los dedos. Para niños de uno a cinco años. Alejandra Rico contará los cuentos y guiará las actividades manuales.
Bilingual Storytime/Hora de Cuentos Bilingües takes place at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
"In my pocket I placed a poem,
to share with those in need.
A poem so colorful and full of life,
It lifted up souls indeed."
Each week in April at the Rifle Branch Library you are invited to try your hand at writing a poem in various formats. The catch? You must first pluck a piece of paper from the Poetic Pockets on the wall and use the words that are on that piece of paper in your poem. When you have finished your masterpiece, turn it in at the front desk so that we may share it with our community.