Education briefs for April 12, 2014: Libraries to offer free books through state program |

Education briefs for April 12, 2014: Libraries to offer free books through state program

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries will be giving out free copies of a selected book to all 4-year-olds during the Celebrate Children Festival on Saturday at Centennial Mall as part of One Book 4 Colorado.

The program has provided reading materials to 4-year-olds across the state since its 2012 inception through the collaboration of Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s office, Reach Out and Read Colorado, Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program and other organizations.

This year’s title is Jeremy Tankard’s “Grumpy Bird,” and copies will be handed out as long as supplies last.

Additionally, April 13 to 19 is National Library Week, and April also is School Library Month.

For more information, call 970-824-7550.

Children’s musician to perform in Craig

Singer-songwriter John Farrell will perform a show for children and parents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the Craig Middle School auditorium.

Admission is free, with sponsorship by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads and The Memorial Hospital.

Farrell, who has brought his music to Northwest Colorado many times before, will also be performing at schools in Craig and Maybell during his latest visit.

For more information on the artist, visit

Workforce Center to host career fair

The Discovery Expo Youth Career and Job Fair will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. April 17 at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

The event will feature numerous businesses seeking young employees and is sponsored by the Colorado Workforce Center, Craig Daily Press, CNCC, Moffat County High School Student Council and Craig Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call 970-824-1112 or 970-824-3246 or visit

Prom guest passes due April 18

Students wishing to bring a guest to Moffat County High School’s prom need to have their guest pass turned in to MCHS personnel by the end of the school day April 18.

Guests include home school and online students and must be in ninth grade or above and younger than 21.

Guest passes are available in the second floor office. Tickets are still available, as well.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

Legislators seeking interns

United States Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are each seeking interns for their offices for this summer. The positions are open to undergraduate students or recent graduates.

Interns working in the Colorado offices will assist staff as they help constituents resolve issues with federal agencies. State interns also meet with local partners and help to represent the senator at community outreach events.

Interns in the Washington office will attend committee hearings and briefings, compose memos for legislative staff, answer phones, research legislative issues, help with press outreach, lead Capitol tours and participate in congressional events.

Internships are unpaid, although college credit may be available. The deadline has passed to apply for Sen. Bennet’s Washington office, but Colorado-based internships are open year-round for Bennet.

For more information, visit

April 15 is the deadline to apply for a position with Sen. Udall’s Colorado office.

For more information on session dates and eligibility, visit

ACT, SAT exams offered for Craig students in coming months

Students needing to take the ACT and SAT exams can register online at for the ACT and for the SAT. Both sites also provide information for those taking the tests, including necessary supplies, documentation and other details.

The designated testing center for Craig is Moffat County High School, but students should consult the sites to determine which testing centers will be available on certain dates.

Both tests are offered multiple times throughout the school and have both regular deadlines and late deadlines, the latter of which involves a fee.


Test date — registration deadline/late registration

June 14 — May 9/May 23


Test date — registration deadline/late registration by mail/late registration online

May 3 — April 4/April 18/April 21

June 7 — May 9/May 23/May 28

Tutoring available to high school students

Moffat County High School students in need of a little extra help in the subjects of English, math and science are eligible to receive free tutoring at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Sessions take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays for math and science and at the same time Tuesdays for English in CNCC’s Room 120.

Students must bring all the necessary assignments and materials.

For more information, call 970-824-1128 or contact Sheila Harper at

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