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Summer Reading August Prize

This is your last chance to turn in raffle tickets for the August Cozy Prize! The drawing will be held on Tuesday, August 8th at 7pm. The winner will be contacted via phone and email. All raffle tickets must be turned in before the drawing to be eligible.

You can also win prizes until August 8th by participating in the Summer Reading program, see the packet for more information. Books, ebooks, audiobooks, and graphic novels all count as summer reading material!

Raffle Ticket Monthly Prizes
Number of Books Read Level Prizes

Summer Events at the Library

Summer Reading Foam Parties

Tuesday, August 1 | 11am-12:30pm

Tuesday, August 8 | 11am-12:30pm

To close our 2023 Summer Reading Program we are hosting two foam parties! We will have a giant foam machine to help us celebrate another successful year of summer reading fun and activities. Learn more.

What to expect at a Foam Party.


Read-In at the Library Followed by Billie the Dog

Wednesday, August 2 | 11am-2pm

We invite friends and family to come to the library to read or listen to your own books in a comfortable shared space. Refreshments are included.

Starting at 1pm, you can read with Billie the Dog! Sign-up for 15 minute time slots to read to Billie at the start of the Read In. Learn more.

Beading Bonanza

Saturday, August 12 | 3pm-5pm

If you've ever thought about jewelry making, but didn't know where to start, join us at this beading bonanza! We will provide supplies and instructions for starter projects. All skill levels are welcome. Learn more.

Dungeons and Dragons

August 6 | 2pm-4pm

August 13 | 2pm-4pm

Come with us on a magical adventure to test your problem solving and imagination in a fantasy setting as we learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Learn more.

Creativity Workshop

Select Mondays

September-May | 4:30pm-5:30pm

These creativity workshops provide an opportunity to bring together tweens and teens to share new and innovative ideas in an open and supportive environment. Join us in the Library Lab for crafting and art workshops. No art or crafting skills are necessary. Learn more.

Sign Up for T.A.B.

Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.)

2nd Tuesdays and 4th Thursdays

September-May | 5pm

A group of teens who help decide which books, movies, and games will be added to the library and what programs will be offered. It is open to students in grades 6-12. Learn more.

New Young Adult Books

We have a number of new young adult books and graphic novels! Check them out and give them a read. Don't forget to count them towards your Summer Reading . Learn more.

New Fiction Books Available to Check Out

Other Side of the Tracks by Charity Alyse

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

Run on Your New Legs: 1 by Wataru Midori

Bubble by Jordan Morris

Into the Light by Mark Oshiro

The Song of Wrath by Sarah Raughley

New Playaways Available to Check Out

Playaway is the pre-loaded audiobook that gives you the portability and freedom to take audiobooks everywhere. No connectivity or downloads needed. Check out these newer playaways we have at the library.

Destination Unknown by Bill Konigsberg

African Town: Inspired by the True Story of the Last American Slave Ship by Irene Latham

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger

Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor

This Place is Still Beautiful by Xixi Tian

Private Label by Kelly Yang

Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Instagram

Be apart of our Instagram community!

Follow our T.A.B. Instagram page @pcltab to learn about upcoming events, receive book recommendations, and more.

Read Me or They'll Weed Me!

New display in the YA section

Books that have not been checked out in a long time get weeded from the collection to make room for fun new reads. 

Check out some of the books on the chopping block to see if we should keep them. Look for them in the YA stacks with sad bookmark friends.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Volunteer with Youth Services!!

Contact Sierra Fransen or Shannon Foster for teen volunteer opportunities.

Sierra Fransen, 970-429-1923, [email protected]

Shannon Foster, 970-429-1943, [email protected]


Submit Your Book Reviews

Read a book lately?

Please stop by the teen area at the Library and leave a book review!

Reviews can be short and to the point, positive or negative. These reviews will help us to purchase books, create displays, and recommend books to other teens.

For ages 11-17.

I hope you have enjoyed your summer!

Come by the library and say hello!

Shannon Foster

Senior Librarian, Youth Services


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