Library News: Food for Fines in February |

Library News: Food for Fines in February

Kelsy BeenGarfield County LibrariesPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Garfield County Libraries are pleased to offer the Food for Fines program this February for the sixth year in a row. Participating in this program is an easy way for you to save some money while doing something good for your community. During the entire month of February, simply bring in nonperishable food items to any of the six branch libraries. You will receive a $1 credit for every donated item that can be applied toward existing overdue fines on your library card account. Please make sure all food items are not expired or dented. At the end of the month, all of the donated items are given to LIFT-UP, which distributes the food to local families in need. Over the last five years, almost 14,000 food items have been donated through this program. Last year, the Garfield County Libraries collected 4,407 items – 33 percent more than donated the prior year. The Libraries’ goal is to collect more than 5,000 food items for LIFT-UP this year, and continue to come together and help those in need! Don’t miss the second half of Garfield County Libraries’ Big Read month. Check out the following events: Grapes of Wrath Movie Night6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 • RiflePopcorn & a Movie7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 • Glenwood Springs View segments from Ken Burns’ latest documentary, “The Dust Bowl.” Voices from the Past1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 • New Castle Join us for an afternoon of guided storytelling of Great Depression and Dust Bowl memories by local residents.Interactive Woody Guthrie Activity for Kids4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 • CarbondaleJoin us for a singing and playing interactive performance for kids, ages 6 -12, by Youth Services Librarian Sue Schnitzer.Make Your Own Rock Candy4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 • Glenwood SpringsLearn how to make rock candy and play depression era games at the library.”The Grapes of Wrath” Community Gathering with Soup, Bread, & Music2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 • CarbondaleJoin us at the Third Street Center for a community gathering with soup and bread fresh out of the Community Oven at 3 p.m., and a jamboree featuring students from the RFHS choral class; guitar students from GSHS; the singing senior Zingers; The Slide Whistle Band; the Library’s Pied Piper, Sue Schnitzer; excerpts ready by students from the RFHS Grapes of Wrath Book Club; and local dancers kicking up their heels. Experience the 1930s Teen EventNoon Tuesday, Feb. 26 • ParachuteListen to music, learn to swing dance (lessons included), and feast on foods your great grandparents ate. Then, discuss “The Grapes of Wrath” with your peers.Book Discussion for The Big Read: “The Grapes of Wrath”6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 • SiltJoin us for a book discussion. Afterwards, we will be unveiling historical photos of Silt.

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