Grand County Library kicks off 2017 adult and teen summer reading program

“Build a Better World” is the theme of Grand County Public Library’s 2017 Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program. Community members are invited to the library’s courtyard at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 for a kickoff program to learn how to build better habitat for native pollinators using locally available materials.

“We will cover basic principles of pollinator health and types of shelter needed by different types of native bees,” Meghan Flynn, head of adult services at the library, said in a new release.

Participants will create their own bee shelter to take home and a bee hotel to install in the library’s landscaping. A variety of materials and tools will be available for use. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to use basic power tools and bring additional natural materials, including scrap wood (at least 6-inches long), log rounds, reeds, bamboo, and other woody stalks and grasses.

Community members can register for this year’s summer reading program online or at the library. After registering, community members may pick up a coupon at the library for a free ice cream cone, cupcake, soda, or discounted coffee (while supplies last) from Crystal’s Cakes and Cones, Lop’s Pop Stop or Wicked Brew.

The more books participants read this summer the more chances they will have to win a variety of gift certificates donated by local businesses. Participants will earn one prize drawing ticket for every book read or audio book listened to, and one ticket for every 15 minutes of reading to a child. Tickets may also be earned for writing book reviews and completing tasks from the library’s Build a Better World Citizen’s Activity Sheet.

Activities can include — but are not limited to — attending a local government meeting, donating to the Grand County Food Bank, reading a book about local history, and taking treats to the local police station, firehouse or emergency medical services providers.

For more information, contact the library at 435-259-1111, or visit the website at: .