Red Feather Lakes Community Library update for June, 2013

Red Feather Lakes Community Library has been awarded a 2013 Libri Foundation grant that has placed 66 brand new books — geared for preschoolers into middle school — on the shelf just in time for our annual Summer Reading Program kickoff. The books are here now and take up the bulk of our Junior New Shelf display. You’re invited to stop by and check them out – literally. There’s some great fiction and nonfiction reads (as well as picture books) for younger folk. Through the next several months we’ll use this column to highlight many of the titles received.

By Creed Kidd, Library Director

The Libri Foundation itself is a national nonprofit that donates new, hardbound children’s books to small (often rural) libraries through their “Books for Children” program. The intent is to provide titles for libraries that would otherwise find it difficult to purchase books in this quantity for this audience. You can find more information at or the library webpage at

Many thanks as well to the Library’s Friends group that provided sufficient matching funds to make this grant possible.

We’re also pleased to announce that the Red Feather Read Committee has met and selected local writer Carol Strazer’s new book, “Barbed Wire and Daisies” as the 2013 read. The Read Community event will be held Aug. 24 in the area POA Building. Copies of this inspirational family/adventure tale can be purchased from the author, bookstores and local stores, online in print and e-book format as well as borrowed from the library.

Need an extra daily hour at the library this summer? You’ve got it. Open hours now through mid-September are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

June is locally “Friends of the Library” month with both the annual membership drive and the business meeting and social by the group. For as little as $10 annually you can support this local group support the efforts of your library in your neighborhood. You can donate more, of course, on an unlimited sliding scale. Watch for the membership form within the Library/Friends annual newsletter, just ahead. Or, stop by the library and become a member.

One of the several perks of Friends membership is the annual business meeting and social, held this year again at Western Ridge Resort Restaurant on June 20. A cash bar is available at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting itself (with dinner) begins at 6 p.m. Providing both wisdom and entertainment will be cowboy poet Bill Baxter, all for $17. You can make prepaid reservations through the newsletter, library at 970-881-2664, or email

Upcoming: the Friends Macy’s Shop fundraiser; the Wild West Relay Aug. 4; and the 4th of July celebration booksale, July 5-7. Contact information above, or check the library calendar at

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