Kids Summer Reading

Garfield County Libraries Summer Reading Program 2017

Children are invited to Build a Better World with the Garfield County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program. Each week children in elementary school can each turn in a bookmark reading log and choose from one of many great prizes including coupons to a local business, books, book bucks, stickers, and more!

You can register and pick up your materials beginning June 5 at your local branch library or register online.

register for garfield county libraries summer reading

If you are unable to attend an event on a certain day, no problem! All six library branches will be hosting either morning or afternoon performances of the same events. See below for dates and times for each program.

EVENTS FOR KIDS

Mr Kneel and his Hip hop for families

Beatbox and Rap with Mr. Kneel

Mr. Kneel shares his love of reading and helps "Build a Better World" with beatbox and rap versions of the classics from Dr. Seuss to Kurt Vonnegut.

Carbondale Branch Library

Tuesday, July 25, 10:30 am 

Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Tuesday, July 25, 1:30 pm

Silt Branch Library

Wednesday, July 26, 10:30 am

New Castle Branch Library

Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 pm

Rifle Branch Library

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 am

 Parachute Branch Library

Thursday, July 27, 1:30 pm

 

PAST EVENTS

Didgeridoo Down Under program for kids

DIDGERIDOO DOWN UNDER

Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling, and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound.

Carbondale Branch Library

Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 am 

Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Tuesday, June 13, 1:30 pm

Silt Branch Library

Wednesday, June 14, 10:30 am

New Castle Branch Library

Wednesday, June 14, 1:30 pm

Rifle Branch Library

Thursday, June 15, 10:30 am

 Parachute Branch Library

Thursday, June 15, 1:30 pm

 

Nature's Educators The animals of pokemon kids program at the garfield county libraries

NATURE'S EDUCATORS: THE ANIMALS OF POKEMON

Did you know that many of the characters from the popular Pokemon games were inspired by real animals? During this unique program, learn about the real defense strategies animals use to protect themselves, find shelter, and find food. For example, Froakie is based off of a frog and uses water as a defense. Pidgey is based off of a pigeon and uses wing attacks just like in real life. There will be 5 animal ambassadors that have "characters" in the Pokemon games/shows. We will discuss natural history, stories, diets, habitats, conservation, and more!

Carbondale Branch Library

Tuesday, June 20, 10:30 am 

Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Tuesday, June 20, 1:30 pm

Silt Branch Library

Wednesday, June 21, 10:30 am

New Castle Branch Library

Wednesday, June 21, 1:30 pm

Rifle Branch Library

Thursday, June 22, 10:30 am

 Parachute Branch Library

Thursday, June 22, 1:30 pm

 

color the earth garfield county libraries summer reading program

Color the Earth with Beth Epley

Get ready to wiggle your way around the world as we explore ways to make ourselves stronger while benefiting our planet and communities. These action-packed presentations include stories, silly songs, and lots of giggles!

Carbondale Branch Library

Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 am 

Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Tuesday, June 27, 1:30 pm

Silt Branch Library

Wednesday, June 28, 10:30 am

New Castle Branch Library

Wednesday, June 28, 1:30 pm

Rifle Branch Library

Thursday, June 29, 10:30 am

 Parachute Branch Library

Thursday, June 29, 1:30 pm

 

Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Beat the heat with a delicious treat! Choose a flavor, add toppings, and enjoy some fun in the sun. Please note: some events take place on special dates due to the 4th of July holiday.

Carbondale Branch Library

Monday, July 3, 10:30 am 

Silt Branch Library

Wednesday, July 5, 1 pm

New Castle Branch Library

Wednesday, July 5, 1:30 pm

Rifle Branch Library

Thursday, July 6, 12 pm

 Parachute Branch Library

Thursday, July 6, 1:30 pm

Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Thursday July 6, 1:30 pm

 

Mr E and Kyle Groves Magic garfield county libraries summer reading

You Can Build a Better World with Kyle Groves and Mr. E

Enjoy a show filled with impossible magic, off-the-wall comedy, music, and lots of audience participation.

Carbondale Branch Library

Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 am 

Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Tuesday, July 11, 1:30 pm

Silt Branch Library

Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 am

New Castle Branch Library

Wednesday, July 12, 1:30 pm

Rifle Branch Library

Thursday, July 13, 10:30 am

 Parachute Branch Library

Thursday, July 13, 1:30 pm

 

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ArtillumA’s Dance Storytime

ArtillumA Dance Company will be back this year for another exciting event! This Rifle based group will present an interactive dance storytime as part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program.

Carbondale Branch Library

Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 am 

Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Tuesday, July 18, 1:30 pm

Silt Branch Library

Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 am

New Castle Branch Library

Wednesday, July 19, 1:30 pm

Rifle Branch Library

Thursday, July 20, 10:30 am

 Parachute Branch Library

Thursday, July 20, 1:30 pm