Spotlight on Sharing: Friday Grab Bag, February 24, 2017


Friday Grab Bag February 24 2017Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting activities and news in Colorado libraries. Let’s open the Grab Bag!

Preparing for May Flowers

It’s almost spring, which means it’s time to start preparing the garden. Basalt Regional Library has flower and vegetable seeds for patron checkout!

Anythink Libraries is holding an Organic Gardening Workshop on March 16 at 5:30 pm. Learn about soil preparation, plant placement & spacing, timing of planting, planting seeds & seedlings, maintenance including mulching, watering and weeding, and more!

Healthy Foods, Healthy Outlook

What to do with all those fruits and veggies you’re going to grow? Get Healthy Food Prep Ideas at Poudre River Public Library District, Wednesday March 1, 6:30 pm at the Council Tree Library. Registration required.

Ignacio Community Library is offering Heart Health 101 on March 22 at 6:00 pm. In this class you’ll learn about nutrition habits that contribute to healthier hearts (like eating fresh fruits and vegetables).

Nerd is the New Cool

Did you know that teens can join the IRS? Well, this IRS at least—the Interesting Reader Society, a teen group at Poudre River Public Library District that discusses books, movies, and games, and plan library activities. Learn more and apply online.

Get out your twenty-sided dice: Broomfield Library wants to help teens become dungeon masters so they can lead their own Dungeons & Dragons games. On March 4, 11, and 25, teens age 13-18 can learn how to run a D&D campaign from Total Escape Games. Register online.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Colorado Libraries Collaborate (CLC) is celebrating 25 years of sharing! CLC is a reciprocal borrowing program where member libraries agree to let patrons borrow from one another. CLC recently got a face-lift and a new home on Colorado Virtual Library.

Are you ready to sing and dance along with librarians? New videos have been added to the growing Storyblocks collection. These videos help parents and caregivers learn activities to support early literacy in young children.

Did you know that several classic novels popular on high school reading lists are available from the Book Club Resource? Check out Arian’s recent post to learn more.

In the latest installment of CHNC: Special Edition, learn about the history of fashion in Colorado.

Finally, head over to the Colorado State Publications Library blog to read about:


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. How is your library sharing? We’d love to hear about it! Email Amy Hitcher, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. On Twitter follow @hitchlib and use the hashtag #spotlightonsharing.