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Bud Werner Memorial Library to give free books to 4-year-olds

Colorado is giving away a free book to every 4-year-old in the state through its One Book 4 Colorado initiative. The Bud Werner Memorial Library will deliver copies of "Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdown," written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld to each preschool in Steamboat Springs during Colorado Early Literacy Week, which is celebrated the second week in April. Extra books are available at the library in English or Spanish.  

Funded through private donations, One Book 4 Colorado annually gives away over 75,000 copies of the same new book in English and Spanish for a two-week period in April. The program encourages families to read together every day, adds new books to home libraries, helps 4-year-olds develop the pre-reading skills they'll need when they're learning to read in kindergarten and makes reading fun for children.

Development projects focus of Friday's Coffee with Council

Coffee with Council is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 13 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The session will focus on what is in the development pipeline for the city of Steamboat Springs, and members of the planning and community development staff will provide an overview of the status of development-approved projects expected to begin this spring and summer. No RSVP is necessary, and community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Dring Language Fellowship awards grants to Steamboat Springs High School students

The Dring Language Fellowship has awarded a $2,000 grant to Zoe Stewart and a $1,500 grant to Julia Congdon for 2018. Stewart will spend a full school year in Taiwan where she will further her study of Mandarin. Congdon will travel to Finland for the year, learning Finnish. Both are current students at Steamboat Springs High School, and their trips will be part of the local Rotary Youth Exchange Program. For more information about the Dring Language Fellowship, visit dringfellowshipyampavalley.weebly.com.

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Steamboat Springs Transit schedule to change on Monday

Steamboat Springs Transit will start free summer schedule Monday April 16. The summer schedule will be similar to 2017 with the exception of no Purple or Orange Line service. UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center will be by request during business hours.

With the move to the summer schedule, know when the next bus is coming from any smartphone by downloading the RouteShout app. In addition, view buses in real-time and see the bus schedule time for all bus stop locations at steamboatsprings.net/sst.