Parker Library in Parker, CO (Photo Melody Jones)
In the great tradition of oral history, Spellbinders tell traditional and personal history stories that foster connections between generations.
The Spellbinder program is a partnership between Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County School District, making Parker residents eligible to participate.
“Our Spellbinders go into classrooms and, much like the old days before television, gather kids around while sharing different types of stories,” states Priscilla Queen, Spellbinder contact for Douglas County Libraries. “We focus not only on literacy, but on stories, like folk tales, that share themes across cultures.”
Usually there are 15-18 Spellbinders in the program, and there is room for more. In addition to the initial training, Spellbinders also have meetings throughout the year where they get to know each other and participate in mini-workshops.
Parker residents interested in becoming Spellbinders are invited to participate in a Spellbinder training January 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and January 29, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Registration is required; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parker Library, and all libraries in Douglas County, offers many interesting programs to residents beyond books. Read the Parker Library articles below and check out the Douglas County Libraries web site to find out more.
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