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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...

Can a library do that? Sure, your library can do that!

Recently, I was reminded of the benefits of reading; the solace, the information, the escape or the sense of finding oneself. And I thought, too, of all the things the library can do as well...

Let’s continue to build on library’s wonderful legacy

Over 90 years ago, the Bayfield Study Club was founded by a group of Bayfield women who wanted to have a wider range of reading material available. Six of those women formed the first board ...

Local libraries offer services, places to gather close to home

Let me introduce you to two hidden gems in La Plata County: The Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside public libraries. These libraries are unique in La Plata County because they are phy...

Find some joy at your local library this holiday season

Can you believe that it is December already? In the words of the Grateful Dead, what a long, strange trip it’s been. The world is such a weird place right now. I don’t want to focus on the p...

It’s important to embrace each stage of your life

Recently, my granddaughter asked me to write a letter for her “Pieces of My Heart” scrapbook for her freshman theology class. In the letter, I included why she was important to me, her stren...

How can the library help students, teachers going back to school?

The scent of freshly sharpened pencils, a new box of crayons, clean notepads at the ready. The anticipation of a new classroom, new friends and new possibilities. Alas, this will all be diff...

Libraries working hard to create safe, welcoming places

To the library patrons of the four libraries in La Plata County, let me first just offer a simple Thank You! to you for your continued support, your phone calls and messages telling us, the ...

There are some bright spots at Durango Public Library

Wow, I cannot believe it is almost summer. These last few months have been weird, to say the least. As a person who truly enjoys working with people and who enjoys sharing library materials ...

When you can’t visit the library, find it at your place

Since 1958, libraries have celebrated National Library week every April. This year’s theme is “Find Your Place at the Library,” or more appropriately now, “Find the Library at Your Place!” ...

Durango Public Library excited for the changes ahead

Durango Public Library is going through some major transitions. One of our top priorities is our strategic plan update. We will be releasing a survey on March 4 on the city’s vir...

Library can help with census

Census 2020 is approaching, and this time, libraries are taking an important role. For the first time, people can respond to the census online or by phone as well as by paper or ...