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Mining Lab
Friday, March 27, 3 - 4 p.m. for grades 3-5
registration required beginning March 1.  Upstairs in the Eisenhower Room.

This new hands on program will allow students to learn about three different types of mining while understanding what life was like in mining camps. Touchable artifacts such as miner's helmets and gold will accompany this program!

Presented by the Molly Brown House Museum

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March 1- 31
All Children up to age 12 are invited to participate in our Cat's Hat March Reading Program. Kids need to read 3 books at their level that they have never read before, write the titles of the books on a Cat's Hat tally sheet and put it in the cat's hat on the desk in the Children's Library.  Non-readers may be read to.

Starting Sunday, March 1, tally sheets can be picked up in the Children's Library or downloaded here. You may enter as many times as you like!  All entries are due by closing on Tuesday, March 31. A drawing will be held after the contest ends to pick 5 winners. Winners will receive a colorful Cat's Hat!  

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Wednesday, March 11, 4 - 5 p.m.
Do you love to read?  Would you like to meet with other kids your age to talk about books?!  Then sign up for our new Junior Book Club program for kids in grades 4 to 5. Join us for a book discussion, snacks and fun! Come in to the library to sign up and get your copy of the book, then make sure you have read it and are prepared to talk about it at our meeting.  For more information, please call 720-887-2315.
Registration and book pick up begins February 14

Art Stop on the Go

For ages 6 - 12 

Tuesday, March 24, 4 - 5 pm

The Children's Library and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you several art-making workshops in 2015!  Express yourself through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun.
   All programs are free, but registration is required. Call 720-887-2315 to sign up.  This program is made possible by a grant from Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). 
Registration required, and begins on March 1.

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Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library to become Family Place Library as part of a National Leadership Grant!
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Middle Country Public Library a National Leadership Grant to support their Family Place Libraries initiative. Twenty-eight libraries in 7 states will be a part of this grant and our Children's Library is one of them! The grant money will be distributed over the next three years to fund staff training, site visits and project implementation. Middle Country Library staff will work with our library to implement and evaluate Family Place Libraries, a library-based early childhood and family support service model. This multi-phase program will focus on parents and caregivers as first teachers, will be organized around the developmental needs of the child and will link library services with other regional and local family support agencies. The program emphasizes libraries as key institutions within the early childhood and family support community and partners in the promotion of healthy child and family development. The goal is to develop lifelong learners while fostering home/library/community connections to provide community support for families with very young children.  

Read more about our program in this recent article from The Enterprise: