Press Release 4/3/2019 – April Library Events

Free book for all 4-year-olds in Colorado

One Book Colorado gives away one book to every 4-year-old in Colorado each year! Pick up your 4-year-old’s copy at Alamosa Public Library beginning April 8, 2019. Three books were nominated; find out which book won at Alamosa Public Library on April 8.  The winning book will be available in English and Spanish.

 “Fiber Floozies” meet at the Alamosa Public Library April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This ‘everything fiber’ group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Bring a project and join the Floozies to knit, crochet, spin, weave, laugh and socialize. They also put on children’s programs, charity projects, and other fiber events.  The next children’s event will be at the Farmer’s Market on August 2, 2019.

Grow Your Library Shelving Event on Friday April 12 from 4-4:45 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to become a Junior Librarian? Well, Alamosa Library needs your help!  Thanks to a huge donation from the Grow Your Library program, the library has over 300 new books to shelve! Do you know your ABC’s and 1-2-3’s? Come to Alamosa Library on Friday, April 12 at 4 p.m. and earn your Junior Librarian badge while helping put these brand new books in their rightful places. Librarians work up an appetite, so there will be book-friendly after school snacks available. All ages are welcome. The Grow Your Library Shelving Event for Junior Librarians will be followed by the library’s monthly free Movie Night at 7 p.m.

Alamosa Public Library Hosts Origami Workshops April 13 from 10 a.m-12:30 p.m.

The San Luis Valley Origami group (also known as SALVO) folds a variety of paper models every month. Starting at 10 a.m., there will be easy-to-intermediate folding for both beginning and returning folders. There will be advanced folding instruction featuring more complex models immediately following the first session from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Parents are requested to stay with their children of 12 years old and younger.

The meetings are free, and origami paper will be supplied. For more information, or to start folding models on your own, please visit www.facebook.com/salvofolders.

Friends of the Alamosa Public Library meet Tuesday April 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Friends of the Library meetings are very informal and anyone who is interested in supporting the library should consider joining. The group of patrons of the Alamosa Public Library who work to uphold the mission of the library and to create pathways between the community and the library.

Moose, the reading dog and book celebrity, returns to library April 17 from 3-5 p.m.

This gentle, patient listener is well known throughout the San Luis Valley and has helped many children with their reading skills by simply having them read books to him. While he enjoys meeting children of all ages, he especially loves to hear stories by readers in kindergarten through third grade.

A registered therapy dog team, Moose and his owner, Dr. Laura Bruneau, an Adams State University Professor of Counselor Education, belong to Pet Partners, the nation’s largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering volunteer teams who provide animal-assisted interventions. Recently, Laura published a children’s chapter book about Moose’s journey in becoming a reading dog, titled “Moose! The Reading Dog,” published by Purdue University Press.

Any child who would like to read to Moose will have 15 minutes of one-on-one time in the children’s story room of the library. Children will receive a special card to keep track of the number of times they have read to Moose. When the children have read four books to Moose, they will receive a book to take home, which will be “pawtographed” by Moose himself!

Reserving a time to read to Moose is recommended. To sign up, please call the library at 719-589-3786. The Alamosa Public Library is located at 300 Hunt Ave. in Alamosa. You can learn more about Pet Partners at:  https://petpartners.org/

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