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2015 Halloween Scary Story Contest

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GCLD Staff

The Grand County Library District announces its 28th Annual Scary Story Writing Contest for 1st through 8th graders.

  • Grades 1-5:  Stories must be 100 to 500 words long. See details.
  • Grades 6-8:  Stories must be 400 to 500 words long.  See details.
  • Call or visit your local library for questions.
  • ALL writers will receive a spooky reward and are invited to a FREE Halloween party, and winners will receive a special creepy prize!
  • Please submit your story to your local library by Monday, October 12th.


Library Challenge: Support the Friends of Grand County Library in October

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GCLD Staff

Friends LogoThe Friends of Grand County Library (FoGCL), a very hardworking bunch of volunteers, fundraises year-round on behalf of your libraries.  To date, the FoGCL have donated $38,500 to the Grand County Library District and is a major sponsor of the Summer Reading Programs, early literacy, and digital magazines among many other contributions.

Show your support of this organization in October by becoming a member of the FoGCL.

Member and Volunteer Appreciation Party:  Saturday, October 24th, 10 am at the Granby Library
Enjoy a light brunch, door prizes, volunteer awards, the announcement of the Summer Reading Bookmark art contest, and the drawing for the lucky winner of "Joan's Quilt." Read more »

Register for a library program

Enhance Your Mobile LifestyleRegister now for Enhance Your Mobile Lifestyle classes for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users.  (Android classes will be offered at a later date.) 

This series of classes is made possible by local resident, Jan Leone, founder of Boomer Web School.  Jan has thirty years of experience in the technology industry.

Each of the four classes will be offered twice at the Granby Library -- Wednesday evenings and Thursday afternoons starting October 14th. 

Each class is limited to twenty participants.  You can signup for one or all four classes.

Prerequisites:  Participants should have a reasonbly current iOS operating system (iOS 7, 8 or 9) on their device and be comfortable with basic navigation of their device. 

register for a program




1000 Books Before Kindergarten Off and ... Reading!

Young reader receives backpack for reaching 100 books markThe introduction of the ongoing library program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is off to a magnificent start.  Seven children have already read 100 books, including Ashlyn Munn pictured at the left.

Currently, 127 children have registered for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  Signup anytime as this program will be ongoing. 

Get the iOS app from the Apple iTunes store.

Get the Android app from the Google Play store.

Already using the app?  See how to enter books that are read over and over.

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Banned Books Week

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GCLD Staff

Read Banned Books"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." -American Library Association

Learn more about Banned and Challenged Books, or see a list of Books Banned or Challenged in 2014-2015 so far. Join us at your favorite Grand County library the week of September 27th and celebrate your freedom to read!


 Artwork used courtesy of the American Library Association

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