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Adult Reading Challenge


After the success of our 2015 Adult Reading Challenge, we are excited to start the 2016 challenge. This year’s theme is: Where are You Reading? We are challenging our patrons to read 50 books this year. 25 of them must have something to do with U.S. States and 25 must have something to do with other countries. Things that will count are books that were written in that state/country, books that are about the state/country, or maybe the author was from that state/country. You may only use each state/country once. To help you track where in the world you’ve “visited” in your book, we will provide you a passport. This booklet has spaces to fill out which books you’ve read and where they fit into the challenge. There is also a space in the back that allows you to keep track of which states/countries you’ve already used so you don’t use them twice. As always, we are more than happy to help you search for a book that fits your wants/needs. Stop by today to pick up a passport!

Valentine’s Day Book Sale

The Friends of East Morgan County Library District are hosting the first ever Valentine’s Day Book Sale. It will be held in the library basement on Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th from 10 am-2 pm. We have had several large donations so our collection is full of new and barely used books that still need lots of love. Come take a look at our new inventory and maybe you will end up rescuing a book or two. We hope to see you here one of these days!

Adults Only Program Jan. 19th


On Tuesday, January 19th, we will be hosting Emily Furman of Whimsy Moments Photography. She will be giving tips and tricks on how to better your photography skills. EMCLD will not provide any supplies for this event. You are more than welcome to bring your own camera, but having one is not necessary to participate. We can’t wait to see you at this wonderful and informative event!

Author Visit at EMCLD

We are proud to host Michael Anthony Steele on January 26, 2016 at 6 pm. He is an author and screenwriter who writes for multiple entertainment properties. Mr. Steele has penned over 100 licensed books about characters you know and love. He will be here to answer questions about his writing process, sign copies of his books, and put on a presentation for people of all ages. We encourage you and your family to join us for this wonderful event!

Customize Your Reading List

Wow! Summer just flew by and fall is upon us. We had a great Summer Reading Program. 127 patrons turned in reading cards, which translates into over 5,000 hours of reading. Good job everyone.   Did you know you can keep on reading? The fall reading contest has been in full swing for almost a month now and will continue until the end of November 2015. Whether you are young or old, it is never too late to start reading and turn in reading cards.

Maybe you don’t know what to read, or maybe you just need a few suggestions. Then we have just the thing for you…a customized reading list. The first thing to do is fill out a survey on our website at Click the reading recommendations link and answer as many of the questions as you can. In a few days’ time you will be emailed a personal list of books to try. Once you return the books, let us know what you thought about them. Let us know when you are ready for a new list.

So, really there is no excuse for not reading. We have reading contests for all ages and even your very own customized reading list. Have fun reading everyone.

Treats & Technology

Life was much easier when apples and blueberries were just fruits!   Now we have to know what whether to eat it or read it.   East Morgan County Library can help you with that!   Tuesday, May 19th we are hosting our Adult’s Only Programming entitled Treats and Technology.   You bring your technology questions; we provide some help and answers for your questions.   We will have 3 tech-savvy staff members that will be available to work with you on a one-to-one basis.  E-readers, notebooks, and phones are welcome. The non-techie staff member will man the desk and make a treat for you! For more information, contact the library at 842-4596.ipad dear picture

Adults Only Reading Challenge

2015 reading challenge logoJoin us for the 2015 Reading Challenge!

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  It will be alot of fun.


Coupon pictureThe 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.

Adult Only Programs @ EMCL

Ruffled scarves 1Adults 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, 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.

Christmas time is coming

I can’t ChristmasOpenHouse2012_PPCLTHEJbelieve 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

Have a safe holiday season.

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