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Grown-Ups

Watch this classic Disney clip for amazing math inspiration:


The importance of play:  read this article!

We Play Here!

Children & Libraries, Spring, 2012

This magazine article discusses the impact of play on a child’s entire scope of development. It stresses why play is essential to a child’s cognitive, social, creative, gross motor and fine motor development.

The authors even talk about research revealing that violent individuals all had play deprivation in their childhoods.

To access the article, please have your library card handy.  Follow the link, then enter your library card number. After that the article will display.

Reading Readiness

Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia’s Literacy Initiative

Every Child Ready to Read  — National Program endorsed by the American Library Association

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy:  Story Blocks  –  Movie clips to inspire reading aloud

Healthy and Safe Kids

Talking to Your Kids About Natural Disasters, War, and Violence

Mesa County Partnership for Children

Western Colorado 211  Referrals to health and human services in Western Colorado

Kids Health Website

School Connections

Mesa District 51 Parent Bridge

Colorado Department of Education Academic Standards

Spellbinders  Mesa County Spellbinders are volunteers trained in the art of storytelling.  They visit various classrooms throughout the school year.

Understanding your Child

Parenting Books  List of parent books available at your library

Zero to Three  Information about infants and toddlers

Things to Do

Grand Junction Newcomers

Hiking in Western Colorado  –  Books

Family Fun Magazine  This magazine is at the library and we subscribe to it online.

Clubs / Organizations

Girls on the Run

Mesa County Junior Football Association

Kids Voting

Girl Scouts of Colorado

Boy Scouts of Colorado

4-H of Western Colorado  

Little League

Western Colorado Astronomy Club

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