The West Custer County Library is gearing up for the 2019 Winter Adult Reading Program.  The program kicks off on Wednesday, January 9 at ten a.m. when reading program registration launches along with a presentation on, “The Real George Custer: Separating Fact from Myth.” The theme for the 2019 reading program is “Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Learning.”  Library DIY-learning offers participants the opportunity to set reading goals and learn a new skill or expand their knowledge of a subject using library resources.

Registered participants receive a bingo card, instructions, and an events listing.  Prizes are available for up to three completed bingos and a blackout, participants who achieve a blackout will also be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the winner’s favorite local business.  Completed bingo sheets must be submitted by Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m.  The reading program events will conclude with a presentation on Mountain Men by Colorado author Sam Pisciotta on Friday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Test your knowledge of General George Custer when George Koukeas presents little known facts about General George Custer on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Library’s Community Room.  Attendees can expect to hear Custer myths debunked about his final battle at Little Big Horn.  Koukeas is passionate about history and is a frequent guest speaker in the Denver area.  His historical presentations are wide-ranging from the Summit Springs Battle, to Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show.

For more information on this free library event, please contact Cathy at 719-783-9138 or email