Colfax library offers new events for summer program

By: Carol Percy, Reporter
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What:  Summer @ Your Library Program

When: Library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Where:  10 W. Church St., Colfax

Info:  346-8211

The Colfax library has shifted its scope this summer, according to branch manager and librarian Amie Toepfer.

 “We are not focused just on reading this year but instead on summer/lifelong learning,” Toepfer said.

The library’s theme for 2017 is “Explore. Discover. Do. Summer @ Your Library,” Toepfer said.

“This summer, the library will focus on summer learning, with all new activity logs and quality incentives sure to be a hit for all ages,” Toepfer said.

The Colfax Library’s summer program runs through July 27.

“We’ve got something for everyone: games, magic, science, crafts, music, movies, animal shows and even yoga,” Toepfer said. “Not to mention all the really fun drop-in activities. There won’t be a dull moment.”

During June and July, the library will host a range of weekly free programs and activities for children, teens and adults to encourage and support lifelong learning, according to Toepfer.

A big change from previous years is the elimination of tickets to win prize baskets.  Instead, participants will receive quality incentives for log completion, according to Toepfer.

“Everyone’s a winner with ‘Summer @ Your Library,’” Toepfer said. 

A new concept for the summer program includes “golden tickets.”

The golden tickets give school-age participants and their families a chance to attend special after-hours events held in their honor at various library locations, according to Toepfer.   

“They are guaranteed to be unlike any library event you’ve ever been to,” Toepfer said.

The Placer County Library “Summer @ Your Library” committee put together the new summer reading format, according to Mary George, the county’s director of library services

“I am very proud of the way the ‘Summer @ Your Library’ committee reinvented summer reading for our community. The committee is offering a mix of beloved performers,” George said, “with a new twist on reading incentives and the magical golden ticket events. I hope we see lots of familiar faces and those new to the library participating, enjoying our offerings and, of course, reading.”

Families can pick up reading logs, event calendars and bookmarks at any Placer County Library, according to Toepfer. 

For a listing of summer library events, visit


Carol R. Percy can be reached at or 916-774-7967.