Kay Copple, who has fond memories of the East Morgan County Library, recently donated the Blue Rose afghan to the Friends of the East Morgan County Library. The afghan was inspired when Kay learned about the “Roses are Blue” written by Zelda Bates who the librarian from 1952-1977.
The Blue Rose afghan will be on display at the East Morgan County Library until the drawing that will take place in July of this year. On July 4th the Friends will draw a name for the afghan. You may put your name in for the afghan for every dollar’s worth of books purchased at the July Book Sale and the books on the Friends of the Library carts in the building.
When was the last time you reread a book from your childhood? Looked for a book with a bad review, only to find you really enjoyed it? Or even just read a book based totally on its cover? These are just a few challenges found on the 2015 Reading Challenge list.
Are you intrigued? ( I know I sure am). Come in to the East Morgan County Library to pick up a challenge list and a reading card from our friendly staff. On the reading card, keep track of the books you read by listing the titles and challenges. After completing 5 books, turn in the card for a $5.00 gift card and have your name put in the drawing for the the GRAND PRIZE. Every time you complete 5 different books (one reading card) you will receive a $5.00 gift card and have your name put in for the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. Yes, that is correct. If you complete the challenge (50 books in all) you could have 10 chances to win!
The GRAND PRIZE drawing will take place on December 30th from the reading cards completed and turned in prior to that date.
Need not be present to win–so make sure you add your name and phone number on your reading cards.
Grand prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
(Staff members, board members and their families are not eligible to win.)
So, come on in and join us for the Reading challenge that was developed by popsugar.com. It will be alot of fun.
The idea of coupons started in 1887 when the Coca-Cola Company decided to try different advertising techniques. Asa Chandler, a partner, encouraged employees and sales representatives to give out coupons for free drinks. The coupons were also mailed to costumers and placed in magazines. Coupon use became more widespread in 1909 when C.W. Post distributed coupons to help sell breakfast cereals and other products. In September 1997, the U.S. celebrated the first National Coupon Month.
Today customers can get coupons from various sources, including newspapers, the internet, web sites. Mobile phone coupons are becoming more widely popular, especially since 2010 when Target became the first national chain to put out mobile coupons. But maybe some have missed one of the sources of coupons—East Morgan County Library.
At East Morgan County Library we subscribe to an assortment of newspapers and magazines. In the newspapers and magazines is usually a generous supply of coupons. Instead of throwing them away, we pull them out and put them by the front desk. Anyone can come in and take any of the coupons. You don’t have to wait for National Library Month in September, feel free to come check out our coupons anytime we are open.
Adults Only Programming is coming soon. Starting in January 2015, we will host programs every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 and the first Saturday of the month. This month’s program is “Making Ruffled Scarves” hosted by our very own librarian, Lori. This program is free, all the supplies are included. Reservations are encouraged. You can register by calling 970-842-4596, going to emcl.info, or stopping by the front desk. Karen is also hosting an applique class which you can register for. The class will be held Thursdays, January 15th & 22nd @1:00-4:00. You can pick up the supply list at the front desk. We look forward to seeing you this coming year.
I can’t believe how quickly the month of November went by. I hope everyone had a great holiday with family and friends. I know I did.
As the month of December quickly descends upon us, I wanted to let you know about our Open House on Thursday, December 11th from 1:00-7:00 pm. We want to show how much we appreciate our patrons by having cookies, drinks and fellowship in the Activity Room. There are town activities that day as well and Santa and the Christmas tree lighting will be held at the library around 6:45 pm. If you want to know more details about the activities in Brush that day, you can check out the Brush Chamber of Commerce website at www.brushchamber.org
The staff at East Morgan County Library would like to start offering regularly scheduled adult programs. As we start planning for this change we would like patron input regarding best day of the week, best time of day and program ideas. Please let us know of any programs or events you would like to see @ your library. There is a survey to complete, either on our website , by clicking the survey icon, or at the front desk of the library. We look forward to seeing your ideas.
You know how you get cabin fever and just have to move things around? Well, if you have been to East Morgan County Library lately, you will see that we have moved things around. Starting in February of this year we began putting “tags” in all of our items in preparation for our self-checkout machine. We ordered shelving in anticipation of moving the young adult section and the juvenile section around to make more room for the books, audio books, movies and games.
Finally, we have completed our job of tagging, our shelving has arrived and our self-checkout machine is installed (we did have some issues with the shelving and the shipping care, so it isn’t completely done yet). So, things have changed and I wanted to tell you about them. First, the young adult items are in the same general location. The book bins have been placed in a “u” shape with the board books with the LEGOS inside the “u”. The roost and puppets have been moved back toward the windows and the level reader books and puzzles are back by the window as well. Juvenile non-fiction is now on the back wall in the juvenile section and the juvenile series are on the spinning shelves. (They might not stay there.) All new items, except for movies and games, are at the beginning of their location. Science fiction has moved to the other side of the library and genealogy, Colorado collection and reference have moved to the beginning of the adult non-fiction area. If you need any help, we are always happy to help you find what you are looking for.
The self-checkout machine is now here as well. All you need is your library card and your 4 digit pin number. Don’t know your 4 digit pin number? Well no fear, we librarians are here. We can set that up easily for you. If you still like the old way of checking out, we are more than happy to check out your items for you.
Stop by and have checking out the new changes.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 is the first day of fall. With fall come many fun activities to do at the library and around the town of Brush, CO. This weekend is the Oktoberfest festivities. The library will be closed on Saturday, September 27th; however the Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale Friday, September 26th and September 27th. The book sale on Friday is 10am-1pm for members only. Not a member? That is okay because you can become a member at the door. Then on Saturday, from 10am-2pm, the sale is open to the public. Come to the book cellar and check out the great selection. We look forward to seeing you there. Would you like more information on the Friends of the Library? You can check out their Facebook page at Friends Organization for the East Morgan County Library. We also have a survey on-line that you can fill out.
This week is also “Banned Books Week”. It is quite amazing which books have been banned from libraries and what they are/were banned for. Just a few titles are… 1984 by George Orwell, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Alice (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Animal Farm by George Orwell and many other books. We have a list at the front desk if you are interested in seeing more titles. Just a side note, the Teen Advisory Group, known as TAG will be talking about some of these banned books on Wednesday, September 24th @ 3:30PM.
Story Time has also resumed and will be Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is in full swing. If you want to sign up your child come in and we will help you get going. Kids Activity has been a lot of fun and will continue every Wednesday at 3:30 pm except the last Wednesday of the month, which is TAG Team.
Like I said, there are lots of things to do as fall starts, but the most fun I think I will do is “fall in love with a book.”
The Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading Program of 2014 is coming to an end. We enjoyed programs, reading and fun. The reading part of the Summer Reading Program is still going on, so continue to turn in those reading cards. Here are some pictures from the last 2 programs we hosted here at the Library. Enjoy.