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Library programs often come with a lot of work

My daughter has spent most of her holiday break reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She is a Harry Potter fan and asked me the other day when the library would be holding its next Harry Potter party. I told her unfortunately she would have...

 

Picture book month at the library system

November is Picture Book Month, an international initiative that celebrates picture books throughout the entire month. For many people, picture books are their first experience with art and literature. A picture book that stands out from my...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    October 7, 2015

Discover the magical world of 'Mary Poppins'

One of my favorite Disney movies is “Mary Poppins.” I’m not entirely sure why I enjoy this movie. I don’t typically enjoy musicals and the mix between live actors and cartoon animation is somewhat odd. Maybe it reminds me of my childhood...

 

Sign up for a library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month -- a time when libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. The observance was launched in 1987 to meet the challenge of then Secretary of...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    August 5, 2015

Making reading a habit

A couple weeks ago my son and I went backpacking in the Medicine Bow National Forest. I’m not much of a fisherman. I try, but end up spending more time untangling the line and agonizing over what type of bait to use than catching fish. My idea of...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Remembering the price of freedom Saturday

Several years ago I worked for the Sheridan County Public Library in northwest Wyoming. One of my job duties at the library was to visit the Sheridan VA Medical Center each month and provide a program about the library’s online services that could...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Summer reading in full swing at county libraries

Last weekend, the rain finally cleared and we saw the sun. Is it safe to say summer is officially here? We certainly think so at the library and officially started the library’s summer reading program for children, teens and adults on Monday. If...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Celebrate reading at the Sweetwater County Library

It is Reading is Fun Week. Started in 1979 by Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s oldest and largest children and families’ literacy nonprofit organization, this week is a time to recognize the pleasures found in books. Last year the Pew...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    April 15, 2015

A world without a library?

A few years ago, a student essay contest was hosted in New York City with the topic “A World Without Libraries.” More than 50 students from elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools submitted essays sharing their views about what the...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Library celebrates Dr. Seuss

Monday was Read Across America Day. Sponsored by the National Education Association, Read Across America is “an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.” The program was...

 

Suggesting a good read

By Jason Grubb Sweetwater County Library System We are an entire month into 2015. How are your resolutions holding up? Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 2015 New Year’s resolution is to read a new book every other week “with an...

 

County libraries offers tablet-based services

This Christmas, my five-year-old son received a tablet designed for kids. As I was loading it on Christmas morning with learning games and interactive books, I couldn’t help but think of how different Christmas morning was seven years ago when my...

 

Travel with an audio book

Growing up in Green River, I never traveled far for Thanksgiving. My grandparents often played host and lived in Rock Springs; it was a short 25 minute drive. Short, but not without drama. For some reason, the holiday always brought out the mischief...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Celebrate Harry Potter

This weekend we are celebrating the Harry Potter books by hosting a Harry Potter Party from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River. Fans of all ages are invited to dress up as their favorite Harry Potter character and come enjoy... Full story

 

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