Red Feather Lakes Community Library update for Sept. 2013

September is library card sign-up month. If you don’t currently have a card, or have one of our older discontinued paper cards, we invite you to come in and check us out, apply for a new resident card through a fast and simple process, and then, well, check us out. No charge. We have 12,000 items available for circulation ranging from adult fiction and nonfiction through tot board books and toy kits. There’s a growing list of electronic media available too (but more about that next month).

By Creed Kidd, Library Director

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If it’s been a while since you’ve been in the library, we’ve changed and we trust for the better. More items available for checkout tailored for your interest or expectations. If we don’t have it we’ll make a concerted effort to retrieve it across Colorado.

New in the past several years is our association with AspenCat — 40-some public, academic and school libraries that share a common circulation and cataloging system, saving us, and you, money that can be better applied towards materials and the services you enjoy here at the library. An important aspect of this partnership is our ability to see the holdings of sister libraries and to request titles for you that they hold, but we don’t, or if our copy is otherwise currently in use. This assists us in getting a title to you faster and more efficiently than would otherwise be the case.

Programming-wise, coming down the library pike:

Tales of a Wildlife Biologist in Africa: Are Berentsen, will tell us about his adventures in Africa where he worked on a black rhino reintroduction program, sitatunga antelope, and moving an anesthetized lion waking up as he was being carried… Hear about other adventures and see pictures and video. Sept. 7, 3-5 p.m.

Hiking Lower Lone Pine: Enjoy the changing of the seasons as we hike the Lower Lone Pine. We’ll meet at the trailhead on 74E (Red Feather Lakes Rd) east of Glacier View, Sept. 13, 9-11:30 a.m.

Hiking Elkhorn: We’ll look for animal tracks and see what birds we can see. Meet at the library, Sept. 20, 4-6 p.m.

Colorado Mountain Dog Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 23. Bring your dog and/or your family to Beaver Meadows for music, doggie schwag, free canine seminars, good food and games! The library will have a booth.

Through the month: Preschooler’s Storytime, 12:30-1 p.m. Thursdays; Fun Day activities for grades K-5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Teen night, (usually) the second Saturday of the month.

It’s been a great summer, however fall and winter hours (10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday) return Tuesday, Sept. 17.

September in Ruth’s Gallery: Dan Slack’s ceramic sculptures.