Looking for a Good Book? Check Out These Downloadable Library Books

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The Boulder Public Library offers free access to tons of books for adults and kids alike. If you use a reader, this is a great resource! We try to buy used books, but now that at least 3 people in our family have eReaders that is tougher. We can’t go to the Bookworm or the Boulder Bookstore. We cannot borrow from friends. Instead we felt like we were stuck buying the books for ourselves and our kids through Amazon. I started looking for more options and I found that the Boulder, Lafayette & Louisville Public Libraries offer access to a lot of great books for our readers online. Score!

Here’s how to download FREE eBooks:

  1. Get your library card ready [you will need your number]
  2. Head to the Boulder Public Library’s website
  3. Click on the link on the top right that says eBooks [link here]:Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 8.39.13 AM
  4. That will send you to the Front Range Downloadable site. Click on the “Children’s Titles” section. You can choose between Children’s Fiction or Nonfiction & Teen Fiction or Nonfiction.
  5. There are simply tons of great titles that you can “borrow” for a week. This is a screen shot from the site.

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I poked around a bit and found that most of the titles were available. If you or your kids are reading on an eReader this is a great cost saving resource for your whole family! Thanks, Boulder Public Library!!!!

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Boulder Family Events: October 19 to October 25, 2012

Thinking Halloween? Info on Halloween Events & Pumpkin Patches around Boulder click here

Special Events This Week: Archaeology Family Day, McGuckin’s Apprentice Series: Halloween Decor, Hanging Out with Bats, Family Dance Planet, + Nature for Kids and Parents: Family Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 19

Saturday, October 20

  • Archaeology Family Day at CU’s Museum of Natural History. Join the museum staff to learn more about how archaeology is everywhere. Interactive activities for the whole family. Free. All ages. 10:00 to 4:00pm.
  • French/English Storytime with Marie. Enjoy bilingual storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. All ages. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • McGuckin’s Apprentice Series – Halloween Décor. Young and old come in to carve and decorate pumpkins (while supplies last), see creative decoration ideas, and be inspired to make your own festive décor! Free. All ages. 1:00 to 4:00pm.
  • Hanging Out With Bats. Join Boulder County Open Space to learn more about these mysterious flying mammals. Ages pre-school through elementary school. Free. 1:00 to 2:30pm. Register ahead of time to get location.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Family Dance Planet. Fun, family event and dancing for everyone. The third Saturday of the month. Cost: $17 for the whole family. All ages. 10:00 to Noon.
  • Homedepot Builder’s Club for Kids. Stop into the Boulder store and your child can make something. Free. All ages. 9:00am to Noon.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. Great opportunity for families to purchase locally grown produce, eat delicious food, listen to live music and so much more! A Boulder kids’ favorite.
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts [BMOCA] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages
  • Teen Reads Week Author Extravaganza at the Boulder Bookstore. This special evening is held to celebrate Teen Reads Week and includes teen authors Emily Hainsworth (Through to You), Donna Cooner (Skinny), Tiffany Schmidt (Send Me a Sign), and Brenna Yovanoff (The Space Between).

Sunday, October 21

  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Fall Scavenger Hunt with City of Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks crew. Take a hike in the woods with Debora Martin, Early Childhood Educator/volunteer naturalist. You will color-hunt through the meadow and into the ponderosa pines, play games and use our senses for a scavenger hunt!  Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage.  Ages 6 and up. 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Go Club for Kids & Teens at the Main Boulder Library. 2:00 to 5:30pm. Ages 5 and up. Free. “Learn to play the ancient and mysterious game of Go.”

Monday, October 22

Tuesday, October 23

  • What’s a family to do on Tuesday? Take your kids to the pumpkin patch! Pumpkin Patch Info here.

Wednesday, October 24

Thursday, October 25

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Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

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Boulder Family Events: September 7 to 13, 2012

Boulder Family Events: September 7 to 13, 2012

Special Events This Week: Free Day at the Denver Art Museum, Firefly Handmade Market & Little Gypsy Market, Boulder Literacy Story-A-Thon at the Boulder Bookstore, Dinosaur Discovery Days, Day Out With Thomas, Bilingual Storytime at the BPL, &

Lego Club at the George Reynolds Branch Library

Friday, September 7

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Family Game Night at Meadows Library. Play some old and some new games for the entire family. 4:30 to 6:30pm. All ages.

Saturday, September 8

  • FREE DAY at Denver Art Museum [Friendship Pow Wow]
  • WOW Museum: Helper Animal Demo with the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center and International Hearing Dog, Inc. Meet a miniature horse and learn how dogs help people who cannot hear. All ages. Free with paid admission. 11:00am.
  • Firefly Handmade Market & Little Gypsy Market [for kid makers]. All handmade, local items. Kid friendly. Free. 11:00 to 9:00pm.
  • Boulder Literacy Story-a-Thon @ The Boulder Bookstore. Featuring many local celebrities such as Jeff Kagen & Congressman Jared Polis who will share their love of reading with young children. This is a fundraiser for Reading Village. All ages. 10:30am.
  • Dinosaur Discovery Days at Dinosaur Ridge [Golden]. Natural Hazards Focus including wildfires, landslides and rockslides, radon gas, tornadoes, volcanoes and volcanic ash, uranium and fallout, swelling soils, and earthquakes. All ages. 10:00 to 2:00pm.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Day Out with Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum. Buy tickets ahead of time–it looks like they are still available. This weekend and the next two weekends.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. [Date change due to bike race.] 8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. Great opportunity for families to purchase locally grown produce, eat delicious food, listen to live music and so much more! A Boulder kids’ favorite.
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts [BMOCA] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages

Sunday, September 9

Monday, September 10

Tuesday, September 11

  • Children’s Storytime at George Reynolds Branch Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing event.
  • English/Spanish Bilingual Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • Lap Babies Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. Children birth to 12 months. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • Read to the Dog at Meadows Branch Library. Children can reserve a time to read to this friendliest therapy dog. Free. Please call to reserve a space. 3:30 to 5:30pm.
  • Folk Dance for Children [and the Whole Family]! Participatory dance program for children of all ages and their parents! A fun way to learn dances from around the world, find out what young folks like in other countries. Outside on the Plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th (between Arapahoe & Canyon) in Boulder. Free. All ages. 6:15 to 7:00pm. Ongoing activity.

Wednesday, September 12

  • Storytime and Kids Hike: The Secret Life of Leaves. Join OSMP to hear stories and take a kid-friendly hike at Chautauqua. Meet at Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. 9:30 to 10:30am. Free. 3 to 6 year olds and their caregivers.
  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Cruisers & Crawlers at the Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. 9 to 24 months.
  • Family Garden Story and Song Time with Kristin at Barnes and Nobles. Free. All ages. 1:00pm.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. 4:00 to 8:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. Great opportunity for families to purchase locally grown produce, eat delicious food, listen to live music and so much more! A Boulder kids’ favorite.
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts [BMOCA] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 4:00 to 8:00pm. All ages.

Thursday, September 13

  • Toddler Time at the Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Children 18 to 36 months & their caregiver.
  • Thursday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. A fun time with kids’ story, music and more. Free. All ages. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • Lego Club at the George Reynolds Library. If your child loves Legos or just wants to see if they do, stop in. No registration required. 4:00 to 6:00pm.
Upcoming Events:

Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

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