Craig education briefs for May 16, 2015: Library Summer Reading Program launches Monday

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Moffat County Library’s Summer Reading Program launches Monday and will run through Aug. 7.

The youth program’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Participants color in a star for every 25 pages or for every one book read. There are three levels with 20 boxes, and kids can select a prize at the library for each level completed. Parents can also color one star for every two books read to a child.

The teen program’s theme is “Escape the Ordinary,” and works similarly to the youth program, except that teens check a box for every 100 pages read.

Sign up online or at the library to participate. Access to e-books, magazines and audiobooks is also available online at Click “Departments,” then “Library.”

The library will also host its summer Youth Club for ages 8 and up from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Craig library at 570 Green St.

Summer story times will run at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays at the back of the library.

For more information, call 970-824-5116.

Passport to Reading to host end-of-year barbeque

The Passport to Reading program will celebrate Moffat County elementary students who received at least 20 stamps in their passport with a barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m Wednesday at Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Lunch will be provided by the Craig Rotary Club, which supported the reading program financially alongside Friends of Moffat County Education.

Prizes will be awarded to top readers — including tech devices for first-place finishers and gift certificates for other top finishers — followed by fun activities for the kids.

The program is designed to help foster a love of reading while encouraging young students to explore different literary genres. The passport booklets include pages for at least 22 different genres, such as poetry, Colorado history and science fiction. Students receive a stamp for each book they read after completing a short comprehension test or write-up about the book.

Moffat County High School graduation to take place Saturday

Moffat County High School graduation will take place at 10 a.m. May 23 at the MCHS gymnasium.

Doors open at 8 a.m. Graduating seniors are required to be at the high school by 9:30 a.m. Overflow parking is available in the Kmart parking lot and busses will shuttle people to the high school.

Speakers include MCHS Principal Kelly McCormick and Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice. All are welcome to attend.

Youth United Way allocates money to local organizations

Members of Moffat County High School Key Club and Youth United Way interviewed representatives from local organizations at the end of April to determine how to allocate a total of $13,500 in Youth United Way funds.

The students made the following allocations to local nonprofit organizations:

• Horizons Specialized Services – $3,000

• Craig Parks and Recreation – $2,000

• Love INC – $2,000

• Bear River Young Life – $1,500

• Freedom Hooves – $1,500

• Friends of Moffat County Education – $1,500

• Festival of Trees – $1,500

• Community Impact Program – $500

Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program launches website for teens

Young people can find information, tools and resources at the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program’s new website —

The recently launched website offers information on job fairs, how to locate businesses that are hiring, how to write a great resume and make a great impression in a job interview. It is also a resource for parents who want to ensure their high school and college students have a safe and successful summer job experience.

“A part-time job provides valuable training to students, preparing them for the challenges they will face in the years ahead,” Hickenlooper said in a press release. “It adds a unique companion piece to classroom learning. Workplace experience teaches young people the value of commitment, about gaining confidence and working with others.”

Teens can also get help finding summer jobs free of charge at state and county-run employment offices called Workforce Centers.

Wyman Museum offers Summer Nature Camp for kids

Wyman Museum Summer Nature Camp is now open for registration for ages 3 to 13.

Classes are in June and July and fill quickly. To register, visit the museum.

Volunteers are also needed to help run the camp. Contact the museum at 970-824-6346 for more information about volunteering or about the camp.

Planning meeting for country school reunion to be held

A planning meeting for the country school reunion will take place at 1 p.m. May 29 at the Wyman Museum in Craig.

All individuals who attended the country schools as a student or teacher are urged to attend the meetings to help organize the reunion.

The reunion will take place at 11 a.m. June 13 at the covered picnic area at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

For more information, call Mary Lou at 970-824-6761 or Wes at 970-824-6455.

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