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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...

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...