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A hot time at the libraries with Summer Reading 2.0

Diane Webster
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Do you think you are too old for a Summer Reading Program, magicians, and storytellers? Think again. This summer, students entering fifth through 12th grades are “making waves” at the Garfield County libraries by joining a new version of summer reading called SR 2.0.

The libraries are going green and becoming technology friendly by offering online registration and reading logs so you can either participate from home or at the library. Registering online is quick, easy, and hassle-free. Go to http://www.garfieldlibraries.org, click on the “Teens” link in the upper right corner, then “Summer Reading.” From there you can follow the simple instructions to register, find out more information about the programs, and dive right in.

Beginning June 7, SR 2.0 participants can submit completed reading logs online and be automatically entered into weekly $10 prize drawings. At the end of the summer each Garfield County Library will also use those reading log entries to hold drawings for two $250 college scholarships provided by CollegeInvest.

There will also be activities throughout the summer to keep you busy. CollegeInvest representatives will visit each library in June and July to discuss the ins and outs of finances. Topics including How to Prepare for College, Money Management, Credit, and the Psychology of Money are tailored for high school students and their parents. Various other programs will be offered by each individual branch. In addition, a new countywide Team Scavenger Hunt will challenge your knowledge of books, creativity and quick thinking as your team vies for the chance at $10, $25, or even $50 apiece. So grab some friends to form a team, register your team name, and check the libraries or library website for weekly clues. The quicker you figure out the answers, the more points your team earns.

We hope you will join us this summer and make some waves. SR 2.0: It’s summer reading, reinvented.

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The Summer Reading Programs (there are also children’s and adult programs) are brought to you in part by the Aspen Community Foundation, Nancy Magoon Advised Fund of Aspen Community Foundation, CollegeInvest and your Garfield County libraries. For more information about the any of the three summer reading programs visit http://www.garfieldlibraries.org.

Diane Webster is the Youth Services Librarian at the New Castle Branch Library.

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