Winter Reading Challenge

Join us in the second annual Winter Reading Challenge, which will run from January 3 to February 25.

 Individuals are challenged to read 800 minutes during these first two months of the year.

Last year, we exceeded our community goal of 400,000 minutes, so this year we are challenging the community to read a collective 500,000 minutes. Every time you participate you help us reach that goal!

 

All ages are encouraged to participate. It's a great family bonding activity or a way to compete for bragging rights among friends.

You can use the Beanstack app to track reading, earn badges, and participate in extra fun. Sign up and participate online or with the Beanstack app from the Google Play store or Apple Store.


Beanstack

Anyone who wishes to participate with traditional pencil and paper is also welcome. Simply visit your local library to signup and receive a reading log.

 


Reading Prizes 

Children (Birth-Elementary School Age)


Reading 200 Minutes = Egg Crayon
Reading 400 Minutes = Mini Chalkboard
Reading 600 Minutes = Coloring Book
Reading 800 Minutes = Water Painting


Grand Prize Drawing = Digital Art Tablet

Teens (Middle and High Schoolers)


Reading 200 Minutes = Bookmark
Reading 400 Minutes = Mini Easel and Canvas
Reading 600 Minutes = Coloring Book
Reading 800 Minutes = Paint by Number


Grand Prize Drawing = Digital Art Tablet

 

Adults


Reading 200 Minutes = Bookmark
Reading 400 Minutes = Mini Easel and Canvas
Reading 600 Minutes = Coloring Book
Reading 800 Minutes = Paint by Number


Grand Prize Drawing = Digital Art Tablet

 

 


Events
 

Storytime at Home

Tuesdays: January 4 & February 1
Join us for Storytime at Home with librarians from various libraries! The video will post at 10:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday each month on YouTube and on Facebook.
Click here for more information.

 

Share Your Art

January 3 to February 5
Share your art with us through Facebook and Instagram and tell us a little about it. Open to all ages and all skill levels. #findyourstory @gcpld @garfieldcountylibraries
Click here for more information.

 

Mr. Kneel's Comic Book Bash

January 6, January 7, & January 8
Award-winning Hip Hop musician Mr. Kneel will use beatbox and rhymes to share his love of comic books!
Click here for more information.

 

Art Workshop for Adults

January 8 through February 12
Learn how to finish, paint, and decorate your choice of skis or stools. The workshop is led by Bookcliffs Art Center, is open to all adults, and materials will be provided while supplies last.
Click here for more information.

 

Kids Color Exploration

January 12 through February 18
Join us for an exciting adventure in color! You will learn how to mix colors, dye paper, and create your very own sand art bottle! For school-aged children.
Click here for more information.

 

Tie Dye for Teens

January 12 through February 18
Let's get colorful with some tie dye fun! Shirts and some accessories will be provided but feel to bring a white cotton article of clothing from home to dye too!
Click here for more information.

 

The History of Carbondale: Part 2!

Thursday, January 20 at 5 pm
Enjoy the colorful history of Carbondale (from the 1930's on) presented by Sue Gray of the Carbondale Historical Society.
Click here for more information.

 

Watercolor Class for Adults

January 22 through February 26
Learn how to blend colors, produce textures, and build layers of watercolor while creating your own unique painting. Bring sketches or photographs for inspiration. This class is suitable for all artistic levels!
Click here for more information.

 

Meet the Authors: Luana Poston and Sophia Wilson

Thursday, February 3 at 6:30 pm at the Silt Branch Library
Local teen authors Luana Poston and Sophia Wilson will share their new book Spider Friend with children at this special library event! Toddlers up to 5th graders are welcome to join in the reading of this delightful tale.
Click here for more information.

 

Picture Perfect: A History of Garrison Photography

Saturday, February 12 at 2 pm at the Rifle Branch Library
The Garrison Studio was a Rifle landmark for a half-century, and today, through the lens of Fred and Ola, we are able to observe life in the early 20th century and witness the growth of Rifle and its surrounding communities. Presented by the Rifle Heritage Center.
Click here for more information.

 

Heritage Seeds: Seed Saving & Seed Banks

Thursday, February 17 at 5 pm
Find out about the colors you can bring to your gardens in a sustainable way by learning about where to find and how to maintain these time honed flowers and vegetables.
Click here for more information.

 

 


Looking for Artistic Inspiration?
 

Enjoy Our Online Subscription to Creativebug

 

 

Or See Our Online Resources for These Categories:

Cake Decorating
Charcoal Drawing
Colored Pencil
Crocheting
Drawing
Fabric Art
Jewelry
Knitting
Origami
Painting
Polymer Clay
Sewing
Whittling

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks to Our Partners