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Let us help you find your next perfect read

In over 16 years of working in rural public libraries, my favorite type of patron service has always been (and continues to be) providing Reader’s Advisory Services – sometimes shortened by ...

Reading with kids should be filled with fun, curiosity

What makes a book a classic? Do you remember the “classic” books you were forced to read in school? Did you love any of them? Are there books that you do remember fondly? I think that many t...

In tough times, books and stories can provide connection

I don’t know about you, but so far 2022 has not been the fresh start I was hoping for. My year started with a bout of COVID-19 and a canceled mini-vacation. I lost my mum after a long illnes...

What exactly does a library district do, anyway?

I’m Liz vonTauffkirchen and I have the great honor and privilege of serving as the newest director of the newest library district in Colorado, Southwest La Plata Library District. Many folks...

How can we help find books that interest you?

When I first started working at the Ignacio Library, one of the fun tasks of the staff was creating displays. I enjoyed pulling books and other materials on a particular topic and adding fun...

Pine River Library can help make ‘adulting’ a little more fun

Adulting can be hard, and often it isn’t very much fun. Oxford Languages named “adulting” its word of the year in 2016: “Adulting (noun): The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of ...

It’s all here at your Durango Public Library

Hi, Durango. As the new Durango Public Library interim director, I’ve been asked to contribute these rotational articles about local libraries. I’ll begin by saying what a wonderful communit...

Good books can be mirrors and windows

Have you ever experienced that wonderful moment of recognition while reading? I love it when I read something that I feel but have not been able to express adequately, when I get that moment...

October a perfect time to check out local library

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne As summer wanes, it is ...

A real value card – sign up for yours at the library

Do you carry a handful of little plastic cards with you, either in your wallet or on your keyring? It seems that we all carry these “value cards” with us every day. I was thinking about the...

Library a place to reassemble our community

As we emerge from the pandemic, I am hearing a common thread from our community – the need for connection and access. The Durango Public Library is well-versed in offering services that prov...

Library district has many programs, offerings in the works

It is an exciting time for the Southwest La Plata Library District. We have so many wonderful programs and offerings in the works, and I am delighted to share some of them with you in this m...