The Basalt Regional Library is looking ahead to the summer season in the hope that we will be able to gather and celebrate together. Keeping our community safe and adhering to public health protocols remains important in our planning programs and activities, and we are grateful to the community for your support during the past year.
It is with great pleasure and special thanks to the Friends of the Library that we announce our summer activities will take place outside under our new tent! Summer on the Lawn programs are set to begin soon. Storytimes, craft activities, author visits, our Concert Series and more will all take place (weather permitting) outside. We hope to add pop-up events as well, so stay tuned!
As always, all our programs are free and open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
The Director of the Basalt Regional Library District is a highly skilled professional who wears many hats, balancing the needs of the community while encouraging the talents of an enthusiastic staff. Basalt Regional Library is more than a library to the patrons of the valley, it is a hub for many of its users and, as Director, you will be an integral part of the community. The Director is ultimately responsible for creating a positive environment where employees want to work and patrons want to spend their time.
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Note: When using the watercolor and paintbrush, be delicate with the brush. The flower is thin, and too much pressure will cause holes.
Nota: cuando use la acuarela y el pincel, sea delicado con el pincel. La flor es delgada y demasiada presión causará agujeros.
For this week’s grab and go activity, we’ll be making our very own pocket sloth plushies!
Celebrate Earth Day by decorating your own reusable tote bag. Use it for groceries, school supplies, or to pick up books from the library!
This week decorate a llama! Draw a face, decorations, or even fur, then weave a blanket on it's back so it doesn't get cold!
For this week’s Grab & Go Activity, we will be making Potato Prints for our Potato Week! Turn it into wrapping paper, a birthday card or art for your wall.
National Library Week is April 4-10!!
The library is where you can find whatever you are looking for. “Welcome to your Library” for free concerts, drive-in movies, conversations on social discourse, writer's workshops, author talks, game nights, Date Nights, grab-and-go crafts, storytimes, legal clinics.
Oh! And newspapers, magazines, historical archives, new books and Hot Picks, audio books, early literacy resources, Spanish language films and magazines, and a host of online services including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, movie screening through Kanopy, and all the latest crafting videos on CreativeBug.
There is more. During the past year, the BRL has waived fines for late items as we have quarantined all materials upon their return to the library. This policy will continue for the near future.
We are so excited to welcome you back into the Library as public health restrictions allow. We are committed to providing the very best resources and programs for the community while maintaining a safe and welcoming space for all.
And we are grateful to you for continuing to support the BRL. Your kind comments, patient expectations, and trust in our staff has made the past year more bearable. Library Giving Day is April 7. A gift of $20.21 will help secure the new programming and resources brought to you by the BRL.
Thank you, and “Welcome to your Library!”
Since 1973, the first big effort in delivering nutrition education to the lay public was introduced as National Nutrition Week, and in 1980, this event grew into becoming what we know as National Nutrition Month®. This month everyone is invited to learn how to make more informed food choices to help develop healthy eating habits. Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, along with other organizations, spread awareness of making “informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits” (National Nutrition Month Overview).
This year’s National Nutrition Month® theme is Personalize Your Plate! This theme prompts the question, how can we make healthy food choices, adapted to our own unique bodies, that meet our personal and cultural preferences? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has created many free and downloadable resources with the purpose of helping individuals learn how they can personalize their own plates to help them work towards their health-related goals.
Many might even think about celebrating National Nutrition Month® by growing their own garden of delicious vegetables. If you need help getting started, visit the Basalt Regional Library to pick up seeds for your garden. A collection of victory garden seeds will be available at the Basalt Regional Library starting March 15. You can also visit the Seed Savers Exchange for gardening planning help and tips. No matter what your goal might be, we wish you all the luck this month with building new and healthy habits! Happy National Nutrition Month®.
“National Nutrition Month Overview.” EatRight, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2021, www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/about-national-nutrition-month.
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