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Welcome to our Annua Summer Learning Initative!
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Summer Learning Initiative 

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Welcome to our Annual Summer Learning Initiative!

We are so excited to welcome you in the Library for our Annual Summer Learning Initiative. Whether this is your first year participating, or one of many, we are so grateful for your participation.

 

This year's Summer Learning theme is "Adventure Begins at Your Library". Summer Learning officially begins on June 1st. 

If you have any questions feel free to ask the front desk staff members or call (970) 532-2757

What is Summer Learning?

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Summer Learning is a fun way to keep your brain engaged over the summer break.

 

Joining the Summer Learning Initiative is a positive step for your whole family! Research shows that reading at any age helps our brains, but it's especially important for kids to avoid "summer slide." Summer slide might sound like a fun activity on the playground... however, it's a loss of knowledge children can experience every summer break from school.

 

While reading is very important, we understand that not everyone learns the same way. So, instead of only having reading as a choice to earn prizes, your child/teen has the option to do a project instead!

 

We encourage everyone to participate in the learning fun: parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Make Summer Learning a family tradition!

How to Participate:

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Everyone:

Come to our events! We will have family events all throughout the summer.

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Kids and Teens:

Set a reading, or a project, goal -- or a combination of both!

Begin tracking goals on June 1st. 

Adults:

Punch Cards: For each book you read, receive a punch. Once you have received four punches, turn your card in at the front desk. There will be weekly drawings for $10 Joyful Brew Gift Cards, as well as drawings for three major prizes at the end of the summer. 

Registration:

Kids and Teens:

We will have a link available for registration beginning on June 1st, as well as in-person registration available. 

Adults:

Beginning on June 1st, come into the library and ask the front desk staff for a punch card.

Summer Learning Booklet:

Come into the Library to pick up a Summer Learning Booklet or download the .pdf below if you only want to print the Tracking Logs.

 

This booklet has everything you should need for a successful Summer Learning, including the list of events throughout the summer for Families and Teens, as well as a tracking log for your goals to collect prizes. 

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Summer Learning Events:

Family Events:

All family events will be held on Wednesdays at 2PM at the New Freedom Outreach Center (NFOC), 250 Mountain Ave.

  • June 5th: Kaleidoscope Music

  • June 12th: Polar Connections

  • June 26th: Mad Science! Dinosaurs!

  • July 3rd: Story Creations - An Egyptian Curse!

  • July 10th: Talewise - Adventure of the Lost Treasure

  • July 17th: Salida Circus

  • July 24th: Nature's Educators

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June 5th: Kaleidoscope Music at 2PM

Join us for this Summer Learning event on June 5th at 2PM! Located at New Freedom Outreach Center.

 

Kids House of Joy--Sing, Shake & Shimmy All Around the Earth! Exciting, entertaining & educational for the whole family. Songs, dances, flags, instruments, and hand clapping/foot stomping fun. You won’t want to miss this highly interactive program with Joy & Beth!

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 June 5th: Polar Connections at 2PM

Join us for this Summer Learning Family Event on June 12th at 2PM! Located at New Freedom Outreach Center.

 

Presented by CU Boulder. Is a polar bear really white? How much snow does Antarctica get? How many layers of clothing do people need to wear to stay warm? Students learn about the polar regions and how animals and people suit themselves for survival. The location and climate of both the Arctic and Antarctic regions are studied. Focus is on adaptations including physical and behavioral changes. Students discuss how people gear up to live in these harsh areas.

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 June 26th: Mad Science! Dinosaurs! at 2PM

Join us for this Summer Learning Family Event on June 26th at 2PM. Located at New Freedom Outreach Center.

 

Investigating the habits, needs and characteristics of dinosaurs facilitates the exploration of the fossilization process. Hand-on activities assist students with their understanding of fossils and dinosaurs. This lesson provides an opportunity to develop scientific skills through inquiry based instructional materials.

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July 3rd: Story Creations - An Egyptian Curse! at 2PM

Join us for this Summer Learning Family Event on July 3rd at 2PM. Located at New Freedom Outreach Center.

 

When Denise Gard's famous border collies Joey and Kira discover a book on Ancient Egypt, they dream about traveling back in time to explore the pyramids. But when Kira angers the goddess Bastet, Joey must find a way to remove the curse before she becomes a beetle! Dog tricks and action abound in this show for all ages! 

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July 10th: Talewise - Adventure of the Lost Treasure! at 2PM

Join us for this Summer Learning Family Event on July 10th at 2PM. Located at New Freedom Outreach Center.

 

Science Heroes: Adventure of the Lost Treasure! Designed for the Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading Theme and aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this interactive and exciting STEM show combines the magic of stories with the wonders of science!

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July 17th: Salida Circus - Welcome to Camp! at 2PM

Join us for this Summer Learning Family Event on July 17th at 2PM. Located at New Freedom Outreach Center.

 

Welcome to Camp! Join in the fun as you help to protect Ranger Critta’s puppet themed wilderness friends species from extinction, maintaining and restoring their habitats and living a sustainable lifestyle along the way. Join in the adventure with circus themed rolling globe bolder walking, camp fire plate balancing, and sustainable trash juggling!

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 July 24th: Nature's Educators at 2PM

Join us for this Summer Learning Family Event on July 24th at 2PM. Located at New Freedom Outreach Center.

 

Join Nature's Educators to meet and learn about 4 raptor ambassadors!  Find out what they eat, where they live, how they survive, conservation efforts, and their personal stories.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Teen/Tween Events:

All Teen & Tween Events will be held on Thursdays at 2PM at the Library in the Community Room. Teen & Tween events require registration. Please register by calling

(970) 532-2757 or by coming in.

  • June 6th: Don't Look! Team Challenge

  • June 13th: Book Tasting with Tom

  • June 20th: Werewolf in the Village - An OG Puzzle Room 

  • June 27th: Right on Target!

  • July 11th: Chuckle, Chortle and Guffaw

  • July 18th: Eat it -- Don't Yeet it!

  • July 25th: Camp Paint a Piece! Collaborative Painting

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 June 6th: Don't Look! Team Challenge at 2PM

For these blindfold challenges you'll be attempting to high five your partner, draw images and more... For all of these activities you'll be relying on just four of your senses.

 

Join us for this event on June 6th at 2PM. Registration is required. Call (970) 532-2757 to register or come in to the Library.

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 June 13th: Book Tasting with Tom at 2PM

This event is for teens to come and explore new books and genres. It will be set up kind of like speed dating (but with books), where every few minutes they will rotate. The books will be highly rated or award winning books in a few different genres. Light snacks (something that isn't messy, like cheese cubes) will be provided. Participants will also be given a sheet of paper to write down books that they particularly enjoyed. The community room will be set up as if it were a fancy restaurant, with tablecloths and classical music playing on the tv.

 

Join us for this event on June 13th at 2PM. Registration is required. Call (970) 532-2757 to register or come in to the Library.

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 June 20th: Werewolf in the Village - An OG Puzzle Room at 2PM

Find out who among your group is a werewolf, and figure out how to cure the afflicted with a ritual!

 

Join us for this event on June 20th at 2PM. Registration is required. Call (970) 532-2757 to register or come in to the Library.

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 June 27th: Right on Target! at 2PM

We'll use mini bow and arrows, swords/lightsabers, and pool noodle javelins to hit targets (not other people).

 

Join us for this event on June 27th at 2PM. Registration is required. Call (970) 532-2757 to register or come in to the Library.

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 July 11th: Chuckle, Chortle and Guffaw at 2PM

A variety of ice breaking activities destined to make you laugh.

Join us for this event on July 11th at 2PM. Registration is required. Call (970) 532-2757 to register or come in to the Library.

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 July 18th: Eat it - Don't Yeet it! at 2PM

Food and Fun! Explore different food combinations.

 

Join us for this event on July 18th at 2PM. Registration is required. Call (970) 532-2757 to register or come in to the Library.

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 July 25th: Camp Paint a Piece! Collaborative Painting at 2PM

Camp Paint a Piece! Come paint a piece of a whole painting. To see an example of what we are doing, look at the collaborative painting from last year that is hung above our catalog computer.

 

Join us for this event on July 25th at 2PM. Registration is required. Call (970) 532-2757 to register or come in to the Library.

How to Participate:
Registration:
Summer Learning Booklet
Summer Learning Events
Family Events
Teen & Tween Events
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