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Readers Say Thanks

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I somehow lost my car keys, which included my house, mailbox and ski rack key. I was in a hurry in loading my ski equipment on the RFTA bus at the bus stop by Safeway in Glenwood Springs. As soon as the bus took off I noticed I didn’t have my keys in any of my pockets.

Right away I called my husband and he went to look for them but couldn’t find them.

The next day the Glenwood Springs Library called and told us that an anonymous man had turned them in. I had a library card tab attached to my key chain, so they could identify that they belonged to me.



I hope this good Samaritan reads this letter so he knows how much I appreciate what he did to get them back to me. That shows me that there are a lot of good people in this community and I’m proud to live here. Thank you so much for going out of your way to do this for me.

Ardis Wulf



New Castle

The staff and students at Glenwood Springs Elementary School and the school’s Passport to Read committee would like to thank everyone for making this year’s Passport to Reading Night a huge success. We had 350 Grizzlies, along with their parents, attend this amazing event.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Avi (author), Kelly Griller (author), and Marrilee Hindman (storyteller). Because of people like this, our children will grow up knowing that reading can take them anywhere in the world, changing their lives forever.

We’d also like to thank all of our PIE parents for providing desserts for this special event.

Sonya Hemmen, Principal

and the Passport to Reading Committee

On behalf of Roaring Fork High School, I would like to publicly thank the Aspen Writers’ Foundation for bringing two dynamic writers to our school.

Ishmael Beah and Louis Gakumba spoke to our students and faculty about their childhood experiences with war in Sierra Leone and Rwanda respectively. Their eloquent, yet candid accounts of their experiences helped us better understand the effects of war, especially on children, and gave us an engaging perspective on those things we often take for granted in the United States. It was inspiring to hear these young men portray such unbridled optimism and hope in the face of such harsh circumstances.

Our students are now having conversations about the miracle of human resilience and the importance of settling differences peacefully. A sincere thank you to Sara Halterman, Julia Comins Pickerell, Greg Pickerell, and of course, Louis Gakumaba and Ishmael Beah for a most memorable experience.

With Appreciation,

Jean Winkler

Teacher-Librarian

Roaring Fork High School


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