Latest News – July 17
Wednesday Library Program Features Wolftone Mine
Leadville’s famous Underground banquet will be the topic of discussion for a Friends of the Lake County Library Program this Wednesday, July 19.
Join the table as local Fred Mark presents “The Wolftone Mine.” Learn all about the elegant banquet served underground to Leadville’s rich and famous – and then some! Bon Appetite and keep your fingers crossed that the hoist works after dessert!
Doors open at 6 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m. presented at the Lake County Public Library Amax room, 1115 Harrison Avenue. This could be a standing room only crowd, so stop by the library to pick up your free ticket for guaranteed seat!
As the second half of the month comes into focus so does Back-to-School for the kiddos. So, if you haven’t seen your child pick up a book in a while, it might be time to step away from the screen and have them turn a page or two BEFORE they head back to the classroom.
Of course, one of the best places to do that in Leadville is the Lake County Public Library. And a reminder, their summer reading program continues through August 8. This year, readers of all ages have been reading for health, sports and fitness, as the 2017 theme for the summer library program is “Build A Better World.”
The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prizes, reading club, and more. Although the programs which will award prizes have been ongoing, everyone is invited to enjoy them for stories, crafts, games and lots of fun activities. Each week has a theme. For July 18 – 20, it is “Diversity and Anti-Bullying;” next week is “Science Technology Engineering and Design.”
For complete details, including times and days see the Library Summer Reading Brochure. Also, be sure to give them a wave in the annual Boom Days Parade on August 5 – this program always makes an award-winning entry! For more information, stop by the Library, or call (719) 486-0569.
Library Offers FREE Use of CO Parks and Wildlife Pass
Lake County Public Library has partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to loan a state park entry pass for one week. This partnership provides an outdoor learning experience for library cardholders and expands public library services. The goal of the program is to provide residents an opportunity to explore state parks before purchasing a park pass, and the hope is that library cardholders will enjoy the experience they will want to purchase their own park passes.
This summer, the public library has two backpacks to loan that each contain a state park pass hang tag for the rear view mirror, one set of binoculars, a Colorado wildlife guide, a Colorado trees and wildflower guide, a guide to Colorado’s 42 state parks, a Leave No Trace card, an activity ideas list and a program evaluation card.
One of the requirements is that you inventory all items in the backpack to make sure they are in good repair before return, and to fill out the evaluation form to help sustain the program. Packs and passes will circulate to adults, with no holds or renewals. For more information, stop by the library, or call (719) 486-0569.
Support, visit and use your local Lake County Public Library. And if you’ve never read the story of how Leadville’s first library came to be, you can find it HERE.