GCPL May 2022 Newsletter
May 2022 Newsletter
Happy Springtime!
Thursday, May 5th @ 7 pm

Poetry Reading
with Nancy Takacs

Celebrated Utah poet Nancy Takacs will read from her new book Dearest Water.
A poet in love with wild places, Nancy Takacs is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Helper City, Utah, and her book 
The Worrier received the Juniper Prize.
Her new book Dearest Water addresses
the love of water in its many forms,
and our concern with drought. 
Free! 
7 pm at the Moab Library
257 E. Center St.

For more info call the library @ 435-259-1111
Fun fact: cover painting by
Moab local Julia Buckwalter
Presented by Lizzy MacDougall,
Financial Advisor
Financial Planning Program:
Personal Finances...
Where to Begin?
The path to financial freedom begins with an examination of our attitudes around money.
FREE!

May 19th @ 6 pm
Moab Library
Free Movie Screening:
My Octopus Teacher
Friday, May 20th @ 8 pm

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries
of her world.

*2021 Academy Award-winner
for Best Documentary

8 pm in the Center Street Ballfields

Bring your own chair/blanket/picnic

UEN LitFlix
Classic Discoveries
For those of you with Cable TV, join UEN-TV's celebration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Sherlock Holmes during the month of May (Channel 9.1).
4 classic Sherlock movies
will air on Fridays at 8 pm.


*Arthur Conan Doyle's stories make for marvelous reading, and inspired many other authors to continue the adventures of Holmes, Watson, Mycroft & Moriarty...and let's not forget Irene Adler! Read your fill with this list of titles available for
check out at Grand County Public Library:

The Library Book Bike Rides Again!
Look for us at Arts & Ag at Swanny Park (shade! cool, green grass!) on May 5th.
The library's Book Bike will be there to represent, offering free books, wifi and cheerful vibes.
Arts & Ag (formerly called the Market on Center) will be held at Swanny Park on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from May through October, 5 pm to dusk.
Free Self-Test @ Home Kits:
Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test
The library has free Covid-19 tests for you to take home! These quick and easy kits provide results in 15 minutes.
One box per person, while supplies last.

*Pick up at the Moab or Castle Valley Libraries
Library Closure
The library will be closed on
Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

See you on Tuesday!
Starting June 1st!
Summer Challenges for all ages!

All Ages Reading Challenge
April 1st-May 31st
It's not too late to join the challenge!

Put some spring in your step and get reading! Log your reading to earn new colorful spring badges all month long. Ready, set, bloom!

To complete the challenge read whatever you want for a total of 8 hours or more between April 1st and May 31st 2022. We have registration and completion rewards for all ages.

Logging minutes is super easy using our Reading Challenge Website or app (see app directions at end of email).
Thank you to the Friends of the Grand County Public Library
for providing funding for the reading challenge.
Active Songs, Rhymes, and One or Two Short Books
Mondays @ 10:00 am at Old City Park

Please note - there will be no storytime on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th.

Please register here to learn more about storytime and to be kept informed about upcoming Music and Movement storytimes.
Based on the Every Child Ready to Read® practices of reading, writing, singing, talking, playing, and counting, this challenge contains one super easy-to-implement learning activity for each day in April. Activities include recommended books and nursery rhymes. Caregivers will learn simple and fun ways to help prepare their child to be ready to learn how to read and succeed when they start school!

To complete this challenge, children and their caregiver(s) will complete 12 or more early learning activities of their choice and read together for 4 or more hours between May 1st-31st. Logging activities and minutes is easy using our Reading Challenge Website or app.

Children/caregivers who register for this challenge will receive a gently used picture book and participants who complete the challenge may pick a reward from our early learning treasure box!

This challenge is adapted from the
Public Library Assoc. 2022 Early Literacy Activities Calendar
May 2022
Early Learning Calendar
Read! Talk! Write! Play! Sing! Count!
Available in both English and Spanish! Click for a digital copy or pick one up at the library.

May Early Learning Tip - Good readers have a large vocabulary. Build vocabulary with lots of conversations, reading, and repetition!


May T(w)een
Take & Make

5/16/22 3D Wooden Animal Puzzle


NEW Children's
Activity To-Go Bags!

Cosmo’s Cards of Kindness

Each bag contains supplies to create a card for the senior citizens at Canyonlands Care Center! Return your card to the library any time before Wed., June 1 and pop it into the special “mail box” located in the Children’s Room. Available while supplies last.

Please call us or email info@moablibrary.org with any questions. We are here to help.


Be Kind, Stay Curious,
-Cosmo & Grand County Public Library Staff
Grand County Public Library | 435-259-1111 | www.moablibrary.org