Super Summer Reading begins soon |

Super Summer Reading begins soon

This year’s Summer Reading Program at the Garfield County Libraries is sure to be epic. We will offer events, activities, prizes, and more for superheroes of all sizes throughout the summer.

Sign up beginning May 30 to receive a reading log bookmark to track your reading sessions. This year’s program continues our Read Every Day (RED) format encouraging everyone to read at least 20 minutes each day. Once you have read for five days you can return the bookmark to any Garfield County Library where you will be given a prize and a new bookmark.

Every child and teen participant who completes five bookmarks or more will earn their very own copy of a popular book. Prize books include “Paper Towns” by John Green, “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander, “Super Fly Guy” by Tedd Arnold, “El Deafo” by Cece Bell, and “Minecraft: Redstone Handbook” by Nick Farwell. The full selection and title availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Starting June 9, there will be weekly districtwide events for children featuring a wide variety of exciting performers. The summer begins with Jeff & Paige in concert, followed by a puppet show, the comedic magic of Connie Elstun, an ice cream social, ventriloquist Wayne Francis, and storyteller Denise Gard. The Denver Zoo will round out the series with two events at every library.

There will also be an array of programming for teens this summer. While each branch will have unique events, all our libraries will host three big events for teens. The summer will begin with Code Camps, which will require participants to code robots to complete challenges and do their bidding. In late June we will host comic strip creator Bryan Wade, who will provide participants with instruction on how to make their own comic strips. Finally, the libraries will each host Tosho Con: A Fandom Festival. Tosho Con will be different at each location, but will include visits from Star Wars Imperial troops, costume contests, LARPing, Quidditch, video gaming, drawing lessons and much more.

The Adult Summer Reading Program will also offer great events and prizes. Events will be different at each library and will include movie nights, Dr. Who Trivia Night, a concert, belly dancing, tai chi, and author presentations. Adults will also have the opportunity to win prizes for reading throughout the summer. Every two weeks there will be a drawing at every library for a $25 gift certificate. Just turn in a reading log and you’ll be automatically entered. You’ll also be entered for the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire HDX at the end of the summer. One Fire will be given away at each library.

For more information visit your local Garfield County Library, or go to

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