Garfield County Public Library District

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    'Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars'

    By Jamie LaRue
    Garfield County Libraries

    I learned to read from comic books. At first, I mostly read DC Comics, mainly Superman. I was the only 6-year-old on my block who could spell “invulnerable.” Later, I got into Marvel comics. Then, I worked myread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    State and local libraries assist historians

    The Carbondale Historical Society was recently invited, along with Garfield County’s other cultural heritage institutions, to attend a seminar hosted by Garfield County Libraries District (GCPLD) Executive Director Jamie LaRue. The seminar took place on Sept. 26 at the Glenwood Springs Library, and focused on the digitization ofread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Una comunidad unida

    Este jueves 15 de septiembre se celebra el primer día del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Ciertos países latinoamericanos también celebran el Día de la Independencia el mismo día incluyendo Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua. Los Mexicanos continúan la fiesta con “El Grito” a las 11 de… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    This September, remember banned books

    By Tracy Kallassy
    Garfield County Public Libraries

    It may sound like something more suited to a dystopian novel than to present-day America, but attempts to ban books are surging across the country and are becoming increasingly successful. The past few months alone have seen a staggering number

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    Club de Bolsitas Rojas – Biblioteca de Carbondale


    Padres y/o Cuidadores de Niños(as) e hijos de 0-5 años de edad, acompáñenos para disfrutar de cuentos y actividades en español. Los participantes pueden formar parte del programa “Bolsitas Rojas” de Raising A Reader, y llevar prestada una bolsa con libros cada semana.

    Todos los Lunes (excepto el 5 de…

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Book review: "Where the Crawdads Sing"

    By Nevaeh Williams
    Silt Branch Library

    In “Where the Crawdads Sing”, Kya is a child raised by the marsh. Abandoned by her mother and siblings as a little girl and left with an alcoholic father, she learns to hide among the reeds and live with theread more →

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    Tie Dye for Teens


    Let’s get colorful with some tie dye fun! Shirts and some accessories will be provided but feel free to bring a white cotton article of clothing from home to dye too! This bilingual event series for teens will be presented by the Bristlecone Arts Collaborative.…

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    Kids Color Exploration


    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! This bilingual event series for school-aged children will be presented by the Bristlecone Arts Collaborative.…

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Library Trends: A Community Conversation

    By Jamie LaRue, Executive Director
    Garfield County Libraries

    In 2012, I was invited by the U.S. State Department to give some presentations in Moscow. There was a big annual publisher exposition, and people from all over the world showed up for it. My job was to talk… read more →

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    Infant/Toddler Storytime


    Young children (0-2) and their accompanying adults are invited to the library every week for stories, songs, and new friends!…