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Honoring our volunteers during National Library and Volunteer weeks

Author Sherry Anderson once said that, “Volunteers are not paid — not because they are worthless but because they are priceless.” We agree. Volunteers are everyday heroes who make a…

Free books for 4-year-olds, Lifelong Learning for adults and Poetry Week for all

For the fifth year, libraries across Colorado are giving a free book to every 4-year-old in the state from April 11-25 as part of a special family literacy project. More…

Myriad free fun activities for spring break next week

Next week is spring break for our kids and your library is hosting free special events every day to mark the occasion: • Monday, April 4, is a special short…

2016 Academy Award films available on DVD

We already have seven of this year’s Academy Award-nominated and winning films available on DVD for your viewing pleasure, with three more coming soon. “Spotlight,” Oscar winner for best picture…

Free talking book library ideal for those with reading difficulties

The Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) is a free service from your library that lends audio and Braille books and magazines, as well as large print books, for people who…

What the stats say about your library

Annually, at this time of year, Jackie Welch, library director, prepares a report for the library’s board of trustees summarizing the highlights of the past year. Here is a condensed…

Change in Saturday baby and toddler storytimes

Ever since Leah Leger arrived in Pagosa Springs to take her new job as youth services librarian at your library, the popularity of her Saturday morning baby/toddler time has been…

New automatic self-checkout station coming soon

A new automatic self-checkout station soon will be available at your library to provide faster service and more convenience for you. We hope to have it installed by mid-March. This…

How to find new authors you will like

Do you have a favorite author, but would like to branch out and read the work of other writers if it is similar? You can find a read-alike author using…

Library Friends offer Kindle Fire 7 drawing to attract new members

The Friends of the Library board has an attractive incentive for you to become a Friends member — they will have a drawing for a new Kindle Fire 7 as…