Registration for the 2011 Youth Services Workshops is now open. Public librarians, school librarians, and those interested in youth services programming are all welcome and encouraged to attend. Register now! (Please register at least 1 week in advance.)
Library People—Friends of Colorado Libraries, is having a fundraiser with Barnes & Noble on International Literacy Day, September 8. Two main stores are being staffed; however the offer also will be honored at ANY Barnes & Noble store in the state from September 8 through the 13th as well as online purchases with the correct bookfair number. For every eligible item that is purchased at Barnes & Noble and identified as part of the Library People—Friends of Colorado Libraries bookfair, Barnes & Noble contributes up to 12% of the purchase price to Library People. Please spread the word.
The Carbon Valley Regional Library (High Plains Library District) in Firestone did a “Reading 500” activity this summer. Jan Cruz explains, “Each car represents a book that a Summer Reading participant read. The cars have the title of the book, author and first name of the person who read the book.” Kristi Madron (from the Centennial Park Library, also in High Plains), says this was “A fun idea in how to encourage a community to read and participate at the library.” Summer readers exceeded expectations and this turned into the “Reading 617”! See below for the video.