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Children’s book sale at Lafayette Library

The Lafayette Public Library will be holding a children’s book sale next month to raise money for its summer reading program. Visitors will be able to sift through hundreds of children’s books, ranging in price from 50 cents to $3.

The sale will run from March 20 through March 26 during regular operating hours in the library’s lobby, located at 775 West Baseline Rd.

For more information, call 303-665-4248.

Applications available for Boulder County Youth Corps

The Boulder County Youth Corps is currently accepting applications for summer jobs.  
Up to 165 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 will be hired to work 30 hours per week, Monday through Thursday, from June 13 to Aug. 3. The Youth Corps is also looking for team leaders and assistant team leaders to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, from June 13 to Aug. 5.

Youth Corps members will work on projects to benefit the community and the local environment. This might include projects like forest thinning, trail building, historic restoration and landscaping.  

Applications are available online at, and can also be picked up at counseling offices in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley schools, at city and town personnel offices, at most local recreation and youth centers and libraries, and at the county human resources department at 2025 14th St. in Boulder.

Youth applications are due by Friday, March 25. All other positions will remain open until they are filled.

For more information, including a detailed list of qualifications, visit or contact Youth Corps program manager Judy Wolfe at or 303-678-6104.

16th Annual Western Book Discussion Day

The Boulder Public Library will celebrate its 16th Annual Western Book Discussion Day by focusing on U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poems, Delights and Shadows.

The event, free to the public, will take place on March 5 in the library’s Canyon Theater at 1001 Arapahoe Ave.  Starting at 3 p.m. that day, Kooser will read and discuss his work. This portion of the event does not require reservations, but the library is encouraging anyone who wants to talk about Kooser’s poetry at a 1 p.m. discussion to register by calling 303-441-3196.

Many of Kooser’s works can be found at the Boulder Book Store, Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Café, and other bookstores throughout the area.

More information on the 16th Annual Western Book Discussion Day, including a full schedule of the day’s events, can be found on the events page at

Solar Grant deadline looms

The March 15 deadline for grant applications from the City of Boulder Solar Grant Fund is fast approaching.  

The Solar Grant Fund provides financial assistance toward the installation of photovoltaic or solar thermal systems on several structures throughout Boulder, including nonprofit facilities and housing in the city’s permanently affordable housing program.  

Since March 2008, a total of $232,784 has been awarded to nonprofit organizations and homeowners participating in the city’s affordable housing program. At the moment, $150,000 is available for solar grants.  

For applications and more program information, go to