GCPL July 2024 Newsletter

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July 2024 Newsletter

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The Moab Library will be open on both July Holidays

We'll be here for you

9am-5pm on July 4,

and 9am-8pm on July 24

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day,

and a splendid Pioneer Day as well!

The Castle Valley Library will be closed on July 4 & 24

Free Movie: Local Hero

Thurs. July 11 @ 7 pm

at the Moab Library Branch

The best little movie you've never heard of:

A beautiful Scottish coastline…A rich oil man wants to develop it. A poor beach bum wants to live on it. An entire town wants to profit by it. A real-life mermaid wants to save it…Only one of them will get their way. Tender and hilarious!

1983 | Rated PG

100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

View Movie Trailer

Adventure Begins at Your Library

There's still time to join

Summer Reading for all ages!

June 1 - August 11

It's not too late! Log any time you've spent reading since June 1st, and earn virtual badges and prize drawing tickets for fun (and practical) prizes.

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Questions? We're here to make it easy for you!

Call us at 435-259-1111

Thank you Friends of Grand County Library for your generous support!

The Salt that

Surrounds You:

The Paradox Basin,

Past and Present

with Dr. Evey Gannaway Dalton

Thursday, July 25 @ 7 PM

Moab Library Branch

What is the paradox of the Paradox Basin? What formed the dramatic valley that Moab calls home? Do you find the rocks that surround us beautiful? You can thank salt for all of that, and you can find out why from USU geoscientist Dr. Evey Gannaway Dalton. She will share what makes salt so special and how it shaped the landscapes from Salt Valley to Paradox Valley and everything in between.

2nd Wednesday Book Club

...is ready to welcome you!

The group will meet at the Moab Library

at 6:00 pm on July 10th to discuss

Victory City

by Salman Rushdie

Next month's read:


by Zora Neale Hurston.

Call the library to reserve your copy:


Castle Valley Book Club

The Castle Valley Book Club

will meet at the

Castle Valley Town Pavilion at

10 am on Friday, July 26th to discuss 

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

by Peter Frankopan

and you're invited!

Next month's read:

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison.

Please call 435-259-1111 for more info,

or to reserve your copy.

Grand County Public Library Teen Center | 125 W. 200 S. | 435-355-0735

A fun and safe place for teens to hang out...Computers! Video games! Crafts! Free snacks and more!

Teen Center Summer Hours

Monday-Friday 11 AM - 7 PM (Closed July 4 & 24)

Scales & Tails

Tuesday, July 2 @ 2 PM

Star Hall | 159 E Center St

Join us for a fun and educational animal adventure where you can meet and learn about all kinds of reptiles and birds!

Free! All ages welcome!

Art Adventure for Kids:

Make your own collage with

Artist Michael Albert

Wednesday, July 10th

1- 3 PM

Moab Library Branch

All supplies will be provided by the library

Outdoor Adventure:

Be Prepared Like a Pirate!

Tuesday, July 16 @ 2 PM

Center St. Ballfields

Learn to tie knots and read a compass!

Battle a Dragon Sprinkler!

Dig for buried treasure!

Decorate pirate cookies!

Wear sun protection and

be prepared to get wet!

Bilingual Storytime

with Moab Valley

Multicultural Center

Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:30 AM

Join us for songs, stories and crafts in Español and English

Moab Library Branch

Storytime with

a Ranger:

Safe Fun in the Sun

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:30 AM

Moab Library Branch

Stories about the sun!

Tips for staying safe in warm weather!

Cool refreshments,

solar oven treats,

and solar paper crafts!

Bottle Rocket Adventure

Tuesday, July 23 @ 2 PM

Center St. Ballfields

3-2-1 Liftoff!

Cold treats and water fun!

Wear sun protection and

be prepared to get wet!


Tuesday, July 30 @ 2 PM

Moab Library Branch

  • Make your own mask and cape!
  • Photo booth!
  • Free books!
  • Superhero-themed treats!

Because everyone is a hero

in their own story!

Raising Readers Storytime

Active Songs, Rhymes, and One or Two Short Books

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM in the Moab Library's large meeting room.

All ages welcome, this storytime is geared towards ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

July 2024

Early Learning Calendar

Read! Talk! Write! Play! Sing! Count!

Available in both English and Spanish! Click for a digital copy or pick one up at the library.

July Early Learning Tip -

You are your child’s first teacher, and your home is where your child begins to learn. Make your home a great place to learn. It doesn’t take money to create special places where you and your child can talk, sing, read, write,

play, and count.

Please call us or email info@moablibrary.org with any questions. We are here to help.

Stay Cool, Everyone!

- Cosmo and Library Staff

Grand County Public Library | 435-259-1111 | www.moablibrary.org