Vote now for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten!

Online voting for the Teens’ Top Ten is now open! The Teens’ Top Ten, sponsored by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) is a “teen choice” list, where teens themselves nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Teens have nominated their favorites and those titles have been whittled down to 24 finalists, so it’s time for teens to vote for the 2015 winner! Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 can participate.


Follow the voting at on tumblr.

Voting will be online from August 15 – Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015), and the winners will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™. Happy reading!

October 22, 2015 | Posted in: Teens |

Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. – Indie Lens Pop-Up film: “Stray Dog”

From the director of the Oscar-nominated Winter’s Bone comes this portrait of a motorcycle-riding Vietnam veteran. There’s much more to Ron “Stray Dog” Hall than meets the eye; behind the tattoos and leather vest is a man dedicated to helping his fellow vets and immigrant family as he also comes to terms with his combat experience.

Film screening followed by community discussion.


October 10, 2015 | Posted in: Events |

Seed Workshop, Saturday, October 17



The morning session includes an overview of seed saving and a seed tour at Laughing Wolf Farm. The afternoon session focuses on seed cleaning and the Mancos Seed Library and takes place at Mancos Public Library. Seeds will be available for harvesting at Laughing Wolf Farm during the morning session. For the afternoon session, you are welcome to bring your own seeds to clean, sort, and save or if you choose, donate seeds to the Mancos Seed Library. For more information, contact Lee-Ann at or 970-560-5486, or Shaine at or 970-533-7600.

Laughing Wolf Farm is located at 8411 Road 41 in Mancos.!visit_us/cl4l

Mancos Public Library is located at 211 West First Street in Mancos.

Science Friday, October 9 – All About Bees!


Friday, October 9, 2015

10 – 11:30 a.m. – Grades K – 2

1 – 2:30 p.m. – Grades 3 and up

For more information contact Mancos Public Library at (970) 533-7600

September 28, 2015 | Posted in: Events |

Outdoor Adventures @the Mancos Public Library – “A No Child Left Inside, Place-based, Experiential Education inspired After-School Program”

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AT MANCOS PUBLIC LIBRARYThis program was developed by a team of educators, biologists, artists, outdoor recreation specialists and librarians who believe kids need an opportunity to explore, build, hike, create and work together in a kid centered community in the outdoors. They will be supervised by an adult yet the activities will be derived by the interests and passions of the kids.


Who: Kids ages 9-12 years. Each child must be able to walk/hike 2 miles over mildly rough terrain in all weather.

When: Following the Mancos Elementary Schedule, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:30pm beginning September 17, 2015.

Where: Meet at the Mancos Public Library, 211 West First Street, Mancos.

What: Activities will include exploring, playing, mapping, and hiking around the Mancos River and Cottonwood Park, as well as fort building, art projects, winter science, and researching the history, culture and environment of Mancos, CO.

How: To learn more about this program, please call the Mancos Public Library at 533-7600 and speak to Jenni Kitchen or Amy Skinner. You may also like to read David Sobel’s book, Childhood and Nature from which this program was based.

Cost: $20 donation encouraged for the entire school year. Healthy snack included (Scholarships available).



September 10, 2015 | Posted in: Events |

Youth Essay Contest

KSJD COMMUNITY RADIOKSJD Local News Now! Youth Essay Contest

TOPIC: Why is it important for journalists to seek local news and report it?

Four Corners area youth (age 14-18), living in the following counties are eligible to enter: Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel; Apache, Navajo, San Juan, NM, and San Juan, UT.

First prize: iPad mini, plus $300 cash ~ $900 value.
Second prize: $300 cash.

Submit essays (300-500 words in length) via email (in the body of an email) to Subject line: Essay Contest Entry

Or, submit via mail / United States Postal Services to:

KSJD Community Radio
Attention: Essay Contest Entry
2 East Main Street
PO Box 116
Cortez, CO 81321


September 4, 2015 | Posted in: Teens |