Latest News – July 19

Library’s Teen Read List To Help with Recent Events

Hopefully at this point in the rearing-up process, parents and families have received the “keep them reading” message that has been shouted from the proverbial mountaintop for years now. So, if you haven’t seen your child pick up a book this summer, it might be time to step away from the screen and have them turn a page or two BEFORE they head back to school.Teen Read List

Of course, one of the best places to do that is the Saguache Public Library. And for those teen-aged readers, a suggested read list for teens has been compiled to help them process the recent news headlines dealing with the tragic killing of black men, as well as peace-officers in the line of duty. Young adults are naturally curious about current events and their roles as emerging citizens, so chances are they are already having discussions regarding race, justice, and privilege.

To that end the Saguache Library has shared this suggested read list for teenagers which was recently compiled by librarians around the country who have been looking for ways to support and educate their communities. The collection includes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry titles, which might provide a starting point for reflection and conversation. 

The Saguache Public Library is part of the Northern Saguache County Library District. The library is located at 702 Pitkin Avenue. Hours are as follows: Monday – Wednesday:   9 a.m. – 6 p.m; Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday: Closed. Library patrons may also connect with them on the library website or by calling 719-655-2551.

From Thanksgiving to summer reading programs, the Saguache Public Library provides many fun and educational programs for local children. Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today.

From Thanksgiving to summer reading programs, the Saguache Public Library provides many fun and educational programs for local children and adults. Photo: Lynn Nowiskee/Saguache Today.

 

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