First String Music
Howelsen Ice Arena
Johnny B Good's Diner
Lyon’s Soda Fountain
Old Town Hot Springs
Steamboat Arts & Craft Gym
Steamboat Chamber Resort
Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Strings Music Festival
June 13 - August 5
Kids ages 5-10
Our 2011 Summer Reading Program is filled with our classic programs like Prizes for Reading, Trivia Raffle, Story & Hands on Fun Thursdays, Family Fun on Wednesdays, and Book Pals. We also plan to bring back the ever popular Read to Dogs program and the Library Sleepover for those who read for more than 50 hours.
Join us this Summer!
Reading takes you places!
Read and earn cool prizes like tattoos, a slinky, super balls or best of all – a brand new book! Here’s how: When school lets out, start keeping track of your reading. It takes 3 hours of reading (or being read to) to claim your next prize at the Kids’ Desk.
Reading Incentive Maps will be available at the Kids' Desk starting Friday, June 10th or download one below. Students received a map from Soda Creek or Strawberry Park Elementary with their report cards.
Kids may begin collecting prizes on Monday, June 13th. No prizes after August 19th. Only one map per summer, please.
|2011 summer Reading Map (PDF)||981.12 KB|
Come to the library this summer and test your knowledge of the world in our daily trivia contest. If you get the answer correct, we’ll enter your name in a raffle for incredible prizes — like milkshakes, rodeo tickets, and more! Five winners will be drawn every Thursday. All prizes are donated by our generous sponsors listed below.
If you read 50 hours or more during the Summer Reading Program you will be awarded with the grand prize — a sleepover inside the Library!
Deadline to register for the sleepover is Monday, August 8th. Go to the Kids' Desk or call 879-0240 x313.
Ken Waldman draws on his 25 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes to create a performance uniquely his own. A former college professor, Waldman published six full-length poetry collections, a memoir, a children's book, and released nine CDs that combine old-time Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. Since 1995 he’s toured full-time, performing at some of the nation’s leading universities, festivals, arts centers, and clubs.
Ann began honing her craft in 1982 when she first taught herself to juggle with lemons and limes. She auditioned for Scarborough Faire (a Texas Renaissance festival) and received a standing ovation and "Best Character" Award for her performance as King Henry's court jester. She had found her calling and has now been a full-time professional entertainer for over 25 years; often performing as many as five shows a day!
Come outside to dance and play with the Steamboat Springs African Dance and Drum Ensemble. This free, all-ages event is part of the Summer Reading Program.
Mr. Brad (Kindred) is an educator and musician, and former teacher in Steamboat. Brad has been writing and playing children's music for well over 20 years and has performed for audiences all over the US. Brad's music is designed to get children to wonder and ask questions but, most importantly, to have fun!
This free program includes a bald or a golden eagle, an owl and a falcon and features a free-flying hawk. In this participatory program, kids are able to observe the unique tools of the owl, the incredible talons and six-foot wingspan of the eagle, the aerodynamic features of the falcon, and the precision flying of the hawk.
A play by William Shakespeare, directed by Stuart Handloff & performed by the Great American Laughing Stock Company.
- Free performance. Bring a picnic basket and your own seating.
- Appropriate for Shakespeare fans ages 7 and up.
The Great American Laughing Stock Company is a nonprofit summer repertory theatre company in Steamboat Springs, whose mission is to enhance and diversify the performing arts in the Yampa Valley region.
GALSCO’s dedication to artistic excellence and the human spirit creates an environment of empowerment and self worth through the creative and transformative process of theatre. Their goal is to touch the hearts and souls of all those living in the Yampa Valley community with the life sustaining and supporting qualities of live performance. Through its commitment to the performing arts GALSCO serves to educate area youth through exposure to arts nationally and internationally. They perform valuable human service to the greater community through entertainment and cultural development.
Simply put: GALSCO does theatre outdoors, in a picnic setting, through partnerships with local performers and guest artists from the finest New Zealand conservatories, to build a spirit of community. Community means theatre that touches all ages, abilities, cultures, genres from Shakespeare to Seuss, and is indelibly printed with the values of the Yampa Valley.
Originally founded in 1971, the Company was resurrected in the summer of 2005 and has continued to produce shows each summer, as well as holding classes and workshops for local middle school and elementary aged students during the school year. Led by Stuart Handloff, a director with 38 years of theatrical experience and a Masters degree graduate of the New Zealand National Drama School.
Join Strings Music Festival Directors Andrés Cárdenes and Monique Mead, and Youth Services Librarian, Sarah Kostin for a 45-minute program exploring Spanish rhythms and a classical violin performance of “The Story of Ferdinand”. Kids must be at least 5 years old to attend.
Beginning readers ages 5-9 are paired with trained volunteers ages 10-17 to read together at the library during the summer. A free book is awarded to younger children, and community service hours awarded to older children, who read with their Book Pal for four 40-minute sessions during the summer. Register at the Children's desk.
|Book Pals Registration Form (PDF)||43.1 KB|
|Book Pals Program Information (PDF)||43.33 KB|
Book Buz Kits include 8-10 copies of a single title, discussion questions, and activity ideas around the book. Kits are now available for checkout for up to 6 weeks. Try one of these great kits.
Patricia Reilly Giff
Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter
Esme Raji Codell
Suzanne M LaFleur
Gail Carson Levine.
Celebrate world cultures with stories, crafts, and games. Special Guests include The Potter’s Wheel, Kady Martin, Brad Kindred, African dance troupe, Gavin Graham, Rocky Mountain Karate Academy, Wister the Donkey and Max the Cockateel! Participants must be ages 5-10. No signup necessary.
With storyteller, Kady Martin and Max the Cockateel.
with the Rocky Mountain Karate Academy. Also, Origami with Tina Weintraub
Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer by reading out loud to a warm and friendly audience — a dog! Sign up to read with a trained service dog. Contact the Kids’ Desk for more info.
Photo courtsey of R.E.A.D.