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Library briefs: Annual spring book sale opens April 7

Summit County Friends of the Library is hosting its annual Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 7, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8, in the Buffalo Mountain and Mount Royal Rooms at the County Commons in Frisco.

Proceeds will go to fund library programs and events at all three Summit County Library locations.

The sale covers two rooms — one for non-fiction and another for fiction. They will have hardcover books, CDs, books on tape and DVDs. The sale also will have a "Bag of Books" time from 3-5 p.m. April 8, in which people may fill a bag to the brim with books, CDs, books on cassette tape and DVDs for one low price.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the set up, take down and clean up. Call the library at 970-668-5555 for more details.

Summit Reads' last event set for Monday

The 2017 Summit Reads Community Project's final presentation will be NAMI Education Night: Crisis Services, in which people will hear from a panel of speakers about the importance their organizations play in helping residents and their loved ones access care in a crisis.

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The presentation begins at 6 p.m. Monday at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. Each speaker will share their organization's role and how they fulfill a family's need in crisis with a coordinated response. The panel includes Maureen Gottino of Colorado Crisis Services, Sonia Jackson of Mind Springs Health, Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons; emergency department director of St. Anthony's Summit Medical Center Jill Boyle and John Hall, deputy director of the Summit County Ambulance Service and retired EMS chief and flight paramedic.

This final event continues to focus on the 2017 Summit Reads Community book choice, "Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness," edited by Lee Gutkind.

For more info, call 970-668-5555 or go to SummitCountyLibraries.org.

South Branch Library adds AWE Literacy Learning Station

The South Branch Library now has an AWE Early Literacy Station for young readers. According to a news release, this computer system and software are specifically for children between 2 and 8 years of age and features more than 4,000 localized learning activities.

"It's fun, interactive and engaging content including math, science, social studies, reading, art and music among others," said Carol Christiansen, assistant branch manager.

The release adds that, according to AWE, studies have shown that integrating learning into early childhood education can increase literacy, improve school readiness, and prepare young learners for STREAM and STEM- based curriculum.

"The literacy station also helps to engage our youngest patrons with current technology and best practices for learning online," Christiansen said.