Grants, donors, mill levy set up Red Feather Lakes Library for a year of opportunity

Some words from Friends of RFLC Library:

The Friends of RFLC Library are gearing up for 2015. With the mill levy passing, wonderful grants and generous donors, our library will strive to serve the community in some new ways. Please come in and check us out!

The Friends Board will have some vacancies starting in June of this year. The Board raised $28,000 for the library last year! If you are interested and want to be a team player for the library, give this responsibility a chance.

Keep reading or listening to our CD’s; there are always new movies to check out.

Thanks for being such a great community.

Sandy Lagow, president
970-484-1335

By Creed Kidd,
Library Director

Sandy and the Friends membership do a great job in fundraising, publicizing and otherwise contributing to the services and resources that you enjoy at the library. We’ve mentioned before that since our dirt-floor beginnings in 1969, Red Feather Lakes Community Library was and continues to be a volunteer library through volunteer efforts by members of the community, including our stellar Friends of the Library organization. There’s paid staff now, both to further assist you, provide regular hours of service and meet the considerable financial, legal and operational requirements necessary for public libraries of any size these days.

However, you’ll often be meeting volunteers at the circulation desk, shelving materials, assisting with children’s and adult programming or conducting fundraising. We’re often complimented as the “little Colorado library that could” and behind that assessment are the big hands, hearts and efforts of community volunteers.

Last month we mentioned a few of the things (mostly online) that you’ll find new at the library this year. Need assistance with these? Come in and we’ll assist. Nonetheless, you’ll find traditional services both continuing and re-emphasized as we move forward. Prefer print? In many ways we do as well and you’ll find the library stocked with titles selected for your interest. With better funding, thanks to you and the efforts of groups such as Mill:COM and the Friends, we’ll return this year to once-a-week materials ordering to ensure that no matter how often you come in you’re likely to find new and fresh materials on the shelf. You’ll see additional emphasis on books on CD and children’s easy readers.

This year we’re offering easy-to-remember hours of service year round: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. However, for your convenience through the active warmer months – May 15 through September 15 – we’ll also be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to better meet your weekend interests and needs. While the library won’t be fully staffed on Sundays, you’ll be able to check out a book, use a computer or otherwise enjoy the facility. You’re always welcome at all times.

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