Bargains galore at Library Used Book Sale this weekend

Bargains galore at Library Used Book Sale this weekend
  1. Bargains galore at Library Used Book Sale this weekend
    This weekend, the Estes Valley Library's Friends & Foundation are hosting the first-ever Spring Used Book Sale fundraiser, featuring gently-used books, with special focus on novels, mysteries, cookbooks, children's and teen books, and…
    Colorado (CO)

This weekend, the Estes Valley Library's Friends & Foundation are hosting the first-ever Spring Used Book Sale fundraiser, featuring gently-used books, with special focus on novels, mysteries, cookbooks, children's and teen books, and DVDs. All proceed will benefit the Library.

The sale is open on Friday, May 19 from noon until 9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The new Spring Sale joins the popular Summer Sale in August and the Holiday Sale in December to offer a new opportunity for readers and bargain hunters to stock up on quality used books. The Library is continuing to accept used book donations anytime during regular hours. To see the guidelines for what materials are accepted, visit the "About the Library" link at

Youth and family events

Family Night at the Book Sale

Friday, May 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Children's Room

Parents who spend $20 or more at the Spring Book Sale will earn three hours of free childcare from 5 to 8 p.m. available on May 19. Parents may enjoy a night-out while kids enjoy the safety and comfort of the Children's Room, with Library staff and graduates of the Teen Zone Babysitting 101 course on hand.

Summer Reading Program

Sign-ups begin Friday, May 19

"Build a Better World" is the theme for this year's Summer Reading Program, encouraging reading through prizes and activities for ages 0 to 18. Many studies confirm that summer reading helps kids avoid a "summer slide" in learning skills. Without summer reading, kids may find themselves struggling to catch up for up to three months once school begins in the fall.

Sign-ups begin on Friday, May 19, and reading logs will be available beginning Thursday, May 25.

Children's Block Party

Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m., Hondius Room

Block Stations will be set up in the Hondius Room for children's play time. Blocks provide practical opportunities for early development of reasoning and problem-solving skills, while building hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, as children balance objects and experiment with space. Saturday storytime takes place at 10:30 a.m., followed by this special activity. No sign-up necessary.

Literary events

Voting for One Book One Valley

Now through May 31

This fall, the Estes Valley Library will invite the public to join together in the shared reading of a single book, while participating in community-wide discussions and thematic programs. Five titles have been selected as finalists for One Book One Valley 2017, and residents are invited to cast their vote, one time per person, online or at the Library. Full details are available at

Health literacy and life choices

Discussion: End-of-Life Options Act

Tuesday, June 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hondius Room

Local experts will discuss and provide up-to-date information on the End of Life Options Act, which was recently enacted in Colorado. This program is a part of the ongoing series addressing end-of-life care and advance directives. Hosted by the Library in partnership with REACH (Rural Estes Alliance for Community Health). Register at

Tech literacy

Digital Books and Audiobooks with OverDrive

Wednesday, May 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wasson Room

Learn how to borrow digital books and audiobooks using your Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook tablet, Windows phone, Windows PC laptop or Macbook. Bring your device and library card for this hands-on workshop.

Tech express

Wednesday, June 7, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Fireplace Corner

Drop in for answers to simple and basic questions about your phone, tablet, laptop, email, apps or accounts. Library staff will try where possible to diagnose issues or make recommendations for follow-up. Perfect for those "I've never been able to ..." or "It used to work but doesn't" issues. Those planning to drop by are encouraged to register through the library calendar at

Financial literacy

Essential Money Management Skills

Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wasson Room

This session continues an exploration of the basic tasks behind setting financial goals, banking activities such as checking and savings accounts, planning for taxes, saving money and avoiding high financial charges and fees. Register at

Lifelong learning programs

Our Wonderful World with Lisa Foster

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