SUMMER READING 2014

 

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 Children are invited to Fizz, Boom, Read! with the Garfield County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program. Each week children in elementary school, as well as toddlers and babies, can each turn in a bookmark reading log and choose from one of many great prizes including coupons or gift certificates from local participating businesses or enter for a chance to win a telescope (one telescope will be given away per library branch). And the best prize of all? Earning a book of your choice by turning in a minimum of five bookmarks!  Some of the books are listed here under "Prize Books, " but the availability and selection will be on a first come, first served basis.

You can register and pick up your materials beginning May 31 at your local branch library.

If you are unable to attend an event on a certain day, no worries! 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

 

Science Showcase 

The 2014 Kid's Summer Reading Program kicks off with Science Showcase, a show sure to please children of all ages! Exciting demonstrations involving chemistry, sound, motion, matter, and electricity will take place. You don't want to miss this fast-paced program hosted by science expert Ben Roy.

June 10, 10:30 am | Carbondale Branch LibraryJune 10, 1:30 pm | Glenwood Springs Branch Library
June 11, 10:30 am | New Castle Branch LibraryJune 11, 1:30 pm | Silt Branch Library
June 12, 10:30 am | Rifle Branch LibraryJune 12, 1:30 pm | Parachute Branch Library

 

ArtillumA's Dance Storytime

June 17, 10:30 am | Carbondale Branch LibraryJune 17, 1:30 pm | Glenwood Springs Branch Library
June 18, 10:30 am | New Castle Branch LibraryJune 18, 1:30 pm | Silt Branch Library
June 19, 10:30 am | Rifle Branch LibraryJune 19, 1:30 pm | Parachute Branch Library

 

Magic with Eli

Rising star, 18 year old Eli astounds with his delightful and deceptive family magic show that opens with his internationally acclaimed award winning dove act and closes with a modern version of Houdini's famous metamorphosis. This fast paced show is packed with humor, music and audience participation.  Note: Times and location for this event are different than for the other kid's Summer Reading events.

June 25, 10:30 am | Parachute Branch LibraryJune 25, 6:30 pm | Rifle Branch Library
June 26, 10:30 am | New Castle Branch LibraryJune 26, 6:30 pm | Glenwood Springs Branch Library
June 27, 10:30 am | Silt Branch LibraryJune 27, 6:30 pm | Carbondale Branch Library

 

Ice Cream Social

July 1, 10:30 am | Carbondale Branch LibraryJuly 1, 1:30 pm | Glenwood Springs Branch Library
July 2, 10:30 am | New Castle Branch LibraryJuly 2, 1:30 pm | Silt Branch Library
July 3, 10:30 am | Rifle Branch LibraryJuly 3, 1:30 pm | Parachute Branch Library

 

Professor Proton's Science Show

Professor Proton (Paul Stanley) will amaze and enlighten you with his interactive science show. Come learn about force, motion, electricity and more from this crazy mad scientist.

July 8, 10:30 am | Carbondale Branch LibraryJuly 8, 1:30 pm | Glenwood Springs Branch Library
July 9, 10:30 am | New Castle Branch LibraryJuly 9, 1:30 pm | Silt Branch Library
July 10, 10:30 am | Rifle Branch LibraryJuly 10, 1:30 pm | Parachute Branch Library

 

Denver Zoo

Come explore the mysterious world of cryptology, the science of hidden animals! Participants will try to classify some of nature’s most elusive creatures such as Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster and then meet some possible relatives of these interesting creatures.

July 15, 10:30 am | Carbondale Branch LibraryJuly 15, 1:30 pm | Glenwood Springs Branch Library
July 16, 10:30 am | New Castle Branch LibraryJuly 16, 1:30 pm | Silt Branch Library
July 17, 10:30 am | Rifle Branch LibraryJuly 17, 1:30 pm | Parachute Branch Library

 

Pint Size Polkas

Come and find out why polka music is the happiest music on the face of the earth with Uncle Mike's "Pol-KABOOM!" Pint Size Polkas program. There'll be singing, dancing, plus plenty of laughs and a few trivia questions thrown in for good measure. Educational for the little ones in your life, highly entertaining for all ages - Pint Size Polkas is a guaranteed good time for the whole family!

July 22, 10:30 am | Carbondale Branch LibraryJuly 22, 1:30 pm | Glenwood Springs Branch Library
July 23, 10:30 am | New Castle Branch LibraryJuly 23, 1:30 pm | Silt Branch Library
July 24, 10:30 am | Rifle Branch LibraryJuly 24, 1:30 pm | Parachute Branch Library

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