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Agency hired to find overdue and lost library materials

It costs you, our library patrons and taxpayers, unnecessary money and inconvenience when others keep books, DVDs, CDs and other materials long past their due date. Late and lost materials…

Benefits of reading to kids — how your library can help

 We recently came across an outstanding article by Sheryl Rogers, who administers Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee and is a child development specialist. She listed the following five benefits…

E-books cause friction between libraries and publishers

SUN columnist, and the Library Staff Last week we explored the unhappiness of some patrons because our new 3M e-book service is not compatible with Kindle e-readers. We explained that…

A special message for our unhappy Kindle patrons

PREVIEW Columnist, and the Library Staff Many Kindle owners are unhappy because our new 3M e-book service is not compatible with Kindle e-readers. Here is the background — and a…

Do you know what the numbers say about your library?

PREVIEW Columnist, and the Library Staff Grants from foundations and corporations are a major source of operating funds for the Sisson Library. These organizations require lots of figures to prove…

Local author writes alkaline cookbook for better health

Local author writes alkaline cookbook for better health

PREVIEW Columnist and the Library Staff Local author Zhena has written a new cookbook called “Alkaline Cuisine” that offers multiple health hints and more than 200 recipes that are nutritious,…

Artist’s generosity to youth education benefits library

Artist’s generosity to youth education benefits library

PREVIEW Columnist, and the Library Staff When Houston-based artist John Ross Palmer came to Pagosa earlier this month for an art exhibition and fund-raiser for the Mountain Meadows Waldorf Education…

New audio books added to free download service

SUN Columnist, and the Library Staff The Recorded Books collection of more than 3,800 audio books is now available free for Sisson Library patrons via OneClickDigital, their new platform.  Titles…

Concert for children, Valentine crafts for teens, finance lecture for adults

SUN Columnist, and the Library Staff The month of February is starting off with a wonderful variety of free special events: • This Saturday, Feb. 2, is “Understanding Finances and…

Help for job seekers at your library

PREVIEW Columnist, and the Library Staff The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Workforce Center services are now available at your library through the Virtual Workforce Center.  The small conference…