Elbert County news in a hurry


Library launches literacy program

Reading with a child is quality time that can develop into a lifetime love of reading. To encourage that reading, the Elbert County Library District is starting a program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

The program encourages parents to make time to read to their children, with the goal of each child hearing 1,000 books before kindergarten. If parents read one children’s book at bedtime to child every night for three years, the child will have listened to 1,095 books.

Each child who enrolls in the program at the library will receive a book as a welcome gift, a notebook where reading can be logged, and a list of good books to get started. For more information or to enroll, visit www.elbertcountylibrary.org or call 303-646-3416.

Historical Society to meet

The Elbert County Historical Society annual membership meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 in the museum assembly room, 515 Comanche St. in Kiowa. The meeting is open to the public, but only active members of the society may vote.

A member is defined as an individual who has paid the membership fee for the calendar year, has volunteered for at least six hours or attended two functions prior to the fall meeting. For more information visit www.elbertcountymuseum.org or email the museum at elbertcountymuseum@gmail.com.

CodeRED signup urged

Emergency responders encourage signup with the CodeRED emergency notification system, a free communication service available to residents of Elbert County. The system delivers both emergency and non-emergency information such as fires, evacuations, winter storm warnings, severe storm warnings, road closures, fire bans and rabies outbreaks.

Automated messages are delivered via telephone and text message only to those areas affected. To sign up, visit www.elbertcounty-co.gov and click on the “CodeRED” button on the left.


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