Latest News – January 22

Freedom of Information: The Leadville Library

Welcome! That's how you'll feel at the Lake County Public Library thanks to these great people - the staff: Staff photo (left to right): Shantell Lucero, AJ Brokaw, Nancy Schloerke, Nancy Contreras, Tami Hicks, Glenda Dunn, Holly Henning, Janice Fox, Stacy Contreras. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Welcome! That’s how you’ll feel at the Lake County Public Library thanks to these great people – the staff! Pictured (left to right): Shantell Lucero, AJ Brokaw, Nancy Schloerke, Nancy Contreras, Tami Hicks, Glenda Dunn, Holly Henning, Janice Fox, Stacy Contreras. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg. More PHOTOS

Spac_50By Brennan Ruegg, Leadville Today Contributor

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Lake County Public Library (LCPL) held an Open House for the public. With a table full of refreshments in the Leadville Room, the staff introduced themselves to the public and taught about the wealth of available resources they offer. In fact, that very back room was home to the library’s most prized historical documents.

From old, historic documents to new technology, the Lake County Public Library had it all on display during their recent Open House. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

From old documents to new technology, the Lake County Public Library had it all on display during their recent Open House. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Along with the old, they informed attendees about some new resources, including, a new mobile catalog app, language learning software Mango Languages, higher education with Higher Class, digital collections and advanced research computers. If you haven’t been into the library in a while, stop in, you’ll be surprised!

During last week’s Open House, a bingo game brought visitors to different stations to learn about these programs, from a coloring station, to Glenda Dunn telling stories with snowflakes, with prizes to the most accomplished scavengers. LCPL is located at 1115 Harrison Ave, and may be visited online at the library’s website or on Twitter (@LCPLLeadville) and Facebook: Lake County Public Library Leadville.Spac_50

Librarian Janice Fox helps patrons get familar with the library's computers. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Librarian Janice Fox helps patrons get familar with the library’s computers.

Spac_50The library also offers some great programs for Leadville students. The free weekly after-school program is held every Thursday from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the AMAX room of the library. Free weekly storytime for Preschoolers is held from 9 – 10 a.m. for children 3-5 years, and from 11 – 11:30 a.m. for toddlers. Brain Time! is held for babies 6-24 months and their caregivers on the following Tuesdays: Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Apr. 4, Apr. 11, and Apr. 18. Brain Time! is based on the research of Dr. Jill Stamm, Ph.D. and her work with infant brain development.

Support, visit and use your local Lake County Public Library. And if you’ve never read the story of how Leadville’s first library came to be, you can find it HERE.Spac_50

Get lost in the stacks at Leadville's library. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Get lost in the stacks at Leadville’s library. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

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