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Programs available at Park County Library

By Karen Horner
Posted 2/4/21

The Park County Libraries are here for you. 2020 was a year like no other and 2021 seems to be continuing on that same path, but here at the Park County Library we are excited to continue to be your …

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Programs available at Park County Library

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The Park County Libraries are here for you. 2020 was a year like no other and 2021 seems to be continuing on that same path, but here at the Park County Library we are excited to continue to be your hometown library, providing excellent resources, services, materials and programs. 

We have a couple things happening at the library to make February a little more fun. Park County Libraries are offering a Winter Reading Program. Every time you read a book or listen to an audiobook, stop by the library and fill out an entry slip for a drawing for a tea bundle, book light and phone stand. Winners will be drawn March 1. It is open to all ages and you can enter as many books as you can read.  

Would you take a chance and read a book without ever seeing its front cover? Your Park County Libraries are hosting a “Blind Date with a Book” for February. Each library will have a section with books that are covered in wrapping. You won’t be able to see the front cover of the books until you check them out and take them home to open. Perhaps you will discover a beloved book that you never would have read before. A few of the books will even have an extra surprise at checkout. 

In addition to these fun countywide programs, the Powell Library is continuing to be there for the community. The staff at the Powell Library provide the best customer service and can help you with your questions. Our computers are available and we have seating available to come in, sit and enjoy the newspaper or the latest magazine. 

The children’s area at the Powell Library is filled with fun displays, helping kids discover Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Black History and winter. Storytime is back and offered at 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, so please sign up for your spot to attend. “Read to a Dog” is offered for kids every Thursday, please sign up for your time slot. It is a great way for children to practice reading aloud to the best kind of listener, a sweet, lovable dog. 

Powell Library is hosting an online Virtual Book Club the second Thursday of the month. In February, the group will be discussing “Furious Hours” and the March book selection will be “Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson. Swing by the Powell Library to grab a copy and find out more information. Looking for something new to read? Powell Library has some great displays highlighting not only new books but also Black History Month and great romance reads. Our winter reading tree is up, and you may stop by the Powell Library to grab an ornament and decorate it to hang on the Powell Winter Reading Tree.  

Powell Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to serve the community. Please follow the Powell Library and Park County Libraries on Facebook to find out what fun and exciting programs and resources we have for you. 

 

(Karen Horner is the Park County Library System director.)

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