Book Sale, Programs Keeps Literacy Alive in Leadville
The Friends of Lake County Public Library’s annual Used Book Sale continue’s today in Leadville’s 6th Street Gym from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Books will be sold two pounds for a dollar. Hundreds of boxes of books were donated to the sale by the community. They also have some Spanish books for sale
According to the Lake County Public Library’s website, the Friends of Library raise money that enables the library to move from good to great, providing the resources for additional programming, much needed equipment, the children’s summer reading program and special events throughout the year.
The work of the Friends highlights on an on-going basis the fact that the library is the cornerstone of the community providing opportunities for all to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to the present. Members of the Friends understand the critical importance of well funded libraries and advocate to ensure that the library gets the resources it needs to provide a wide variety of services to all ages including access to print and electronic materials, along with expert assistance in research, readers’ advisory, and children’s services.
The Friends’ time and commitment to the library set an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of the community. For more information visit their website: LINK.
Storytime for the Younger Kids Continues!
The Lake County Public Library continues it’s FREE Weekly Storytime for Preschoolers. Storytime is held on Thursday Mornings, with Children ages 3 – 5 from 9 – 10 a.m., and Toddlers from 11 – 11:30 a.m. Every week there’s a different theme, including some special guests throughout the programs which continues through mid-May 2016.
In addition to Storytime, the library’s Afterschool Program continues to provides school-age children with fun literacy and hands-on learning programs. Instructor Andy Lee keeps students engaged with fun programs like National Owl Week and How Does an Engine Work? The AfterSchool Program takes place on Thursdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Amax room of the library and runs through May 26 (No programs during spring break on March 31). For all the details, visit the Lake County Public Library website: LINK.