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Library Corner: Make education one of your resolutions for 2020

Jessi Burns
Director of Public Services
Grand County Library District has partnered with Career Online High School to offer community members a chance to finish high school at no cost.
Courtesy GCLD

At the library

Today

LEGO @ the Library – 1 p.m. at Granby Library. Bring your imagination and the Library will provide the LEGOs. Create! Share! Play! For more info, visit http://www.gcld.org.

Monday, Jan. 6

Storytime – 11:15 a.m. at Hot Sulphur Springs Library. Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5. For more info, call 970-725-3942.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

English Classes – 10 a.m. at Kremmling Library. Participate in these free English as a Second Language classes. For more info, call 970-724-9228.

Tech Training Classes – 10 a.m. at Granby Library. Let us help you learn to use your devices with ease. To register, call 970-887-2149.

Quilting Club – 3 p.m. at Kremmling Library. This quilting group is all about creativity and finding your own style. No registration required. For more info, call 970-724-9228.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Storytime — 10 a.m. at Granby Library. Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5. For more info, call 970-887-2149.

LEGO @ the Library – 3:45 p.m. at Fraser Valley Library. Bring your imagination and the Library will provide the LEGOs. Create! Share! Play! For more info, visit http://www.gcld.org.

Read to a Dog – 3:45 p.m. at Fraser Valley Library. Did you know that dogs are the perfect reading companions? They create a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment for sharing books. Read with a trained therapy dog, Sophie, on a first come, first served basis. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Learn more at http://www.gcld.org.

Great Decisions – 6 p.m. at Kremmling Library. Join us for America’s largest discussion group on world affairs from the Foreign Policy Association. During this program, a different topic is discussed each week. Register for this free program at http://www.gcld.org.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Storytime — 10 a.m. at Fraser Valley Library. Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5. For more info, call 970-726-5689.

Tech Training Classes – 10 a.m. at Granby Library. Let us help you learn to use your devices with ease. To register, call 970-887-2149.

Meet the Experts Storytime: Let’s Talk — 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at Kremmling Library. Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5. At this special Storytime, we will focus on talk, one of the five early literacy practices—read, write, talk, sing, and play—that help children develop the foundation for reading. For more info, call 970-724-9228.

Storytime — 11 a.m. at Juniper Library in Grand Lake. Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5. For more info, call 970-627-8353.

Brown Bag Book Group — 12:30 p.m. at Juniper Library in Grand Lake. Join this group as they discuss Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. More info at http://www.gcld.org.

Family Movie Matinee – 4:30 p.m. at Granby Library. Family Movie Matinee is open to all ages, and G or PG movies will be shown. No registration required. For more info, visit http://www.gcld.org.

Afterschool Program – 5 p.m. at Juniper Library, Grand Lake. Join us after school for crafts, activities, movies, games, and more! For more info, call 970-627-8353.

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. People’s most popular picks include healthy eating, exercise, and money management. It’s also a great time to focus on advancing one’s education and career opportunities. Grand County Library District and Career Online High School have teamed up to help you finish high school and train for an in-demand job.

This nationally accredited program allows adults 19 years and older to earn an accredited high school diploma — not a GED — while gaining career skills in one of ten employment fields across a wide spectrum, from home care professional and office management to homeland security. GCLD offers scholarships for the program, making it free for participants. The program is flexible, supportive, and you can transfer high school and GED test credits.

“What’s great about the program is that I truly believe anyone can do it,” says Jennifer Miller, who was in the GCLD’s first group of graduates. “I’m raising my children and supporting my daughter as she raises my grandchildren. I run a business with my husband, and I have health issues that are extremely painful and make it hard for me to concentrate. Despite all of these challenges, I still finished! It absolutely helped that I could go along at my own pace, log in whenever worked best for me day or night, and rely on my academic coach and library staff to provide support and encouragement along the way.”

GCLD awards scholarships to qualified adult learners on a first-come, first-served basis. Career Online High School is a great solution for those who need extra academic support and flexibility. Once in the program, students are assigned an academic coach who helps keep them on track and connects them with tutors if needed. The online curriculum is accessible 24/7. Students are given up to 18 months to complete the program, but many finish sooner because previously earned high school or GED test credits are accepted.

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If you want to finish high school, Career Online High School through GCLD is the perfect option. You can earn an accredited diploma and get the training you need for a great new job. Remember, it’s never too late to finish school. Learn more at http://www.gcld.org/cohs.


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