April 20 - All libraries closed for Easter
Death Valley is the lowest, hotest and driest place in North America. With an average rain fall total of less than two inches and temperatures over 100 degrees between April and October this is undisputable. The highest recorded ground temperature was 201 degrees Fahrenheit with an air temperature of 128 degrees in July of 1972. Temperatures regularly exceed 120 degrees in the summer months. There are four mountain ranges that block the mositure from the ocean from reaching Death Valley. Despite being so dry and hot it is home to 51 species of mammals, 307 bird species, 36 species of reptiles, three species of amphibians and five species of fish. When I start to complain about the heat this summer I will just have to remind myself, "At least I'm not in Death Valley!"
Did you know that the 1st Saturday in May is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY?! That's right, Super Fans! You can get one free comic book from participating comic book retailers.
Check with your favorite comic book shop to see if they are participating this year!
It may be snowing but it's not too early to start thinking about summer. Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Club: Beneath the Surface starts today! The program starts on June 1st. This year we will be playing Bingo! It’s not just about reading this summer. Finish your first bingo and come into your local library to claim your free book right away. We will also have some exciting prizes like a free pass to Lakeside Amusement Park and a chance to win a Kindle. Keep your calendar open for some of our fascinating programs such as Beneath The Surface Body Art and Ghost Hunting 101. This message has been brought to you by the Jeffco Library Foundation and the letter S.