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April happenings at the library

By Karen Horner
Posted 4/7/22

April finds another busy month at all of the Park County Libraries.

This week we’re celebrating National Library Week. Throughout the month, be on the lookout for the library table …

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April happenings at the library


April finds another busy month at all of the Park County Libraries.

This week we’re celebrating National Library Week. Throughout the month, be on the lookout for the library table throughout the county as we participate in spring community events.

The Powell Library is filled with lots of activities for all ages. We’ll also be visiting the Senior Center on April 20 to talk more about our seed library, which has officially launched. Make sure to stop by and visit the Powell Library; check out some seeds to take home and plant.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us on Thursday, April 28 by stopping by the library and picking a poem to share for National Poem in Your Pocket Day.

On Tuesday, April 12 at 2 p.m., Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana will visit the Powell Library. Please sign up at the library for this adult craft and enjoy an afternoon creating wonderful art with Tippet Rise Art Center. After the adult craft, Tippet Rise Art Center will be providing a fun art and craft activity for kids at 3 p.m. Space is limited so make sure and sign up.

Come check out the seed library and join us for a fun seed and art program. On Wednesday, April 20 at 1 p.m., we will be creating seed bombs. All ages are welcome for this fun program.

On Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m., join us at the library for a special morning of music brought to us by the Piatagorsky Foundation Music Program. Come listen to classical works performed by Evan Drachman and Victor Asuncion. 

Teen activities are back at the Powell Library. Stop by and say hello to our new YA Librarian, Rachyl. Teens, join us Monday-Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m. for activities and fun. Monday is Craft Day and Tuesday is Board Games. Wednesday is Library Club, where teens can help plan events and projects. Thursday is Reading Time. This month Rachyl will be reading from the book “I Must Betray You” and Friday is Movie and Games.

For the kids, join Ms. Renee at Baby and Toddler Time every Monday and Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m. Bring the little ones for nursery rhymes, songs, play and early literacy activities. Ms. Renee also does a fabulous Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30-11 a.m. Stop by for wonderful stories, movement, crafts and fun.

Kids from first to fifth grade are invited to sign up to join our Afterschool Book Club. The book club meets every Monday at 3:30 p.m. Just stop by the children’s desk and sign up to be a part of this fun book club. Kids can also sign up to Read to a Dog on Wednesday and on April 26.

On Wednesday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m, kids can come to the Powell Library for Lego Club and enjoy some creative building time.

Stop by every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. for the Powell Library Friends Book Sale. The friends are having a $5 bag sale all month long. Take home as many books as you can and support the Powell Library.

Do you want to help support the library and help create a new Powell Library? Then please consider joining the Park County Library Foundation. We are looking for Powell representation and would love to have the Powell community well represented. The foundation only meets a few times a year and we can even meet in the Powell Library. If you’re interested in learning more and want to join, contact Karen Horner 307-527-1881 and help strengthen the library.


(Karen Horner is the executive director of the Park County Library System.)

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