‘Elect to Read’ at the Summit County Libraries | SummitDaily.com

‘Elect to Read’ at the Summit County Libraries

Daily News staff report

The Summit County Libraries is offering a fun way for adults to get even more out of reading. In keeping with the spirit of the upcoming presidential election, the “Elect to Read” fall reading program, especially for adults ages 18 and over, will kick off this week. Just stop by any of the three library locations to pick up your ballot to play the game. When you finish each task on your ballot (such as read a mystery or write a review), just check of the corresponding box. When all tasks are complete, return your ballot to any branch of the library and receive a special reward, along with an entry into the grand prize drawing, which will take place on Nov. 30. The grand prize winner will receive a Kindle Paper White eReader, while two other winners will receive special gift baskets filled with other goodies. There are nine different ballots with a variety of tasks that will take you throughout the library. In addition to the “Elect to Read” game, there will be special events, all free, throughout the fall season at the libraries. The schedule is as follows:> Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Main Library, Frisco: “Downloading ebooks to a Kindle”, presented by staff member Bingham Fields. Bring in your Kindle ereader and Bingham will show you how to download books to it. Come in any time from 5:30 p.m. until closing time at 7. Note: Your Kindle must be registered with Amazon before you attend. > Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons, Frisco: “Genealogy Class: Basic and Other Records”, presented by Barbara Price, professional genealogist. Come refresh what you learned last year and learn even more from the interesting and knowledgeable Barbara Price. 9:30 a.m. to noon: Beginning Genealogy 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Going Deeper into Records Please bring your own lunch; drinks will be provided. > Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Main Library, Frisco: Colorado Authors’ Night – Join us as four Colorado authors discuss their craft and read from their works, followed by an audience Q&A. Meet Beth Groundwater, “Wicked Eddies”; Greg Hill, “East of Denver”; Paula Scanland, “A Suffering Heart”; and Mark Stevens, “Antler Dust”. > Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Buffalo Mtn. Room, County Commons, Frisco: “Summit Coroner’s Office” – Presenter TBA. Come find out what it takes to become a coroner, why one would want to and what mysteries are uncovered in this special and important job. > Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Buffalo Mtn. Room, County Commons, Frisco: “Presidential Qualifications by Abraham Lincoln” Get ready to vote! John Voehl has performed as our 16th president more than 500 times and has read more than 300 books about Lincoln, who he says “became the greatest [president] of all”. John believes in making Lincoln come alive for each audience member. Presented with the Colorado Humanities Council. > Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Blue River Room, North Branch Library, Silverthorne: “Extreme Ann Lincoln: For Adults Only” Time to relax and laugh with Ann Lincoln as she performs only for those over 18 years old. She eats fire, juggles bowling balls and she’ll have you rolling on the floor with laughter! This performance is not intended for children. > Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Buffalo Mtn. Room, County Commons, Frisco: “Holiday Time with Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow” The audience loved this show so much last fall, that he’s back for an encore engagement! The terrific Jerry Barlow is back to sing, play celtic guitar and spin tales. The Grand Prize Drawing for the Kindle paper white eReader prize basket and the other two prize baskets also will be held this evening at 8 p.m.Don’t miss out on the fun! Visit any of the branches of the Summit County Libraries today, to pick up your game piece and get started toward a prize. For more info on other upcoming events or programs, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by e-mail at joyced@co.summit.co.us; please visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; or simply come by any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.