Steamboat briefs: Quilts needed for Steamboat, Routt emergency program |

Steamboat briefs: Quilts needed for Steamboat, Routt emergency program

A program working with the Steamboat Police Department and the Routt County Sheriff is seeking donations of handmade quilts and blankets for use by police officers to help victims and others in emergency situations. Quilts need to be at least 36 inches by 36 inches or larger. They also need to be washable and colorful.

Quilts may be donated that appeal to children or adults and may be very simply made. Knitted and crocheted blankets are also needed. Completed quilts and blankets can be donated at Sew Steamboat, or for more information contact Gayle Dudley at or 970-846-2157.

Local Montessori Charter School hosts parent education night

Mountain Village Montessori Charter School in Steamboat Springs is hosting a parent education night with Betsy Hoke and Betsy Lockhart, Montessori master teachers and nationally-known teacher trainers and speakers, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 27285 Brandon Circle. They will be discussing the Montessori approach to education and will address both preschool and elementary school ages. The event is free and open to the community.

Summer Young Reader Awards presented in Hayden at library

Hayden Library presented its annual Young Reader Awards to Chase Howard, 7; Milagro LeBron, 14; Sydney Wattles, 7 and Bennett Powell, 9.

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The Young Reader Award was created in 2006 to memorialize Bern Giannini, who lived in Hayden during the summers of most of her adult life and moved to Hayden permanently after she retired. She was a lifelong reader of a variety of genres ranging from biographies to political analysis to humor and just about anything on Western history or Colorado and John Wesley Powell.

This summer the library staff nominated four readers, age 7 to 14, who were interviewed by Belle Zars. Those nominated were asked to bring a book they've read to the interview that had inspired them to read more.

The young readers were honored during a special presentation at the library. They received a certificate and a gift card from Off the Beaten Path bookstore.