Latest News – April 14

Literacy in Leadville: FREE Books for 4-yr-olds

All 4-year-olds in Lake County are in for a treat this week as One Book 4 Colorado gives them each a free picture book when they visit the local library.Free Book_Library

“Giraffes Can’t Dance” was selected as the 2016 One Book 4 Colorado, which is available free for 4-year-olds.

The book chosen for 2016 – Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrae, with illustrations by Guy Parker-Rees – was announced Monday after people across Colorado voted for their favorites online. The book is available in both English and Spanish at the Lake County Public Library located at 1115 Harrison Avenue.

One Book 4 Colorado expects to give away 75,000 books across the state this year. The giveaway was scheduled to coincide with National Library Week and the Week of the Young Child, both of which take place through Saturday. Reading with preschoolers every day helps get kids ready to learn to read in kindergarten, and getting free books into homes makes that easier. Pick up your child’s book in English or Spanish from April 11 – 25.Spac_50

Library Gold Rush Program Set for April 20

Next Wednesday, April 20 the Friends of the Lake County Public Library will host Leadville’s Janice Fox for a special slide show presentation of “The Gold Rush.”Gold Rush_Library_Leadville

The event will take place from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Amax room of the library located at 1115 Harrison Avenue. Fox will share her knowledge of Leadville’s early history with a photo slideshow. Seating is limited, so if you want to guarantee your FREE seat, tickets can be picked up at the library.

In addition, the Friends of the Library will have Gold Rush calendars available for sale for $20 (large) and $10 (small). For more information about this and other library programs, log on to their website.

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