The Garfield County Libraries are trying to be as environmentally friendly and economically responsible as possible.
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Please check with your local branch library to see if we have your current email address on file.
The libraries use email to send you notices when the materials you request are ready to pick up, and remind you when your materials are due.
Hear about the Great Depression from those who lived it.
Garfield County Libraries are working with Walter Gallacher, producer of the Immigrant Stories Project, to interview Garfield County residents about their experiences living through the Great Depression for the Big Read. All interviews in the series will be posted here. Do you have a Great Depression story you would like to share? Click here to see stories submitted by community members and to learn how you can submit your own narrative.
With a Garfield County Library card, members can now log into the Library’s Zinio site and choose from popular titles like Backpacker, Digital Photo, Bicycling, Every Day with Rachael Ray, National Geographic, O, Reader’s Digest, Rolling Stone, and MORE! Once a member has set up their account to use Zinio, readers can then download and access current issues of each title, read them offline (on most devices), and the best part: you get to keep them forever at no cost to you!
Did you know the library offers video games?
In 2009, the Garfield County Libraries began to check out Nintendo Wii games to library card holders. Offering video games in libraries is a practice supported by the American Library Association (ALA), and gaming aligns with Garfield County Libraries’ own service priorities. Among other things, gaming is interactive and challenging. Participants use their imaginations and creativity to explore games. Games also take fantasy to a higher level where gamers can become rock stars and treasure hunters. Often gamers go beyond just the game itself to research topics they have discovered in the game. By supporting gaming, we can attract people to this media, and also support their journeys and curiosities along the way.
Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks are available for download from Garfield County Libraries. Click here to learn how to download ebooks for your device.
There are many good sources for free ebooks on the Internet. Click "Read more" to learn about a few of our favorites.
Tumblebooks are ebooks for kids that can be read online. If you are reading on a tablet, be sure to look for "iPad books." These books work on most tablets and even many smartphones! Unfortunately, Tumblebooks do not work on most traditional ereaders such as the Kindle and the Nook unless your reader has a browser.
Tumblebooks has titles in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian to help you learn a different language. There are also literacy themed puzzles and games.
For older kids in grades 3 to 8, we have TumbleBookCloud Junior to take young readers beyond picture books. These books include grade levels, lexile scores and accelerated reader scores to help you find the perfect book for your child or student.
For teens and young adults, we have TumbleBookCloud. Whether you want a classic title or a new graphic novel, there's something for every teen in TumbleBookCloud.
Unlike our ebooks for adults, TumbleBooks are available for unlimited use, making them a great choice for classes or book clubs!
Click on TumbleBooks, TumbleBookCloud Junior, or TumbleBookCloud and be reading on your tablet, smartphone, or computer in no time!
A new 13,000 square foot library is being built on the corner of Third and Sopris Streets. Construction began in July and the building is slated to open mid-summer 2013. The facility will feature a 100-person meeting room, as well as space for public art throughout the interior and exterior.