Latest News – May 1

Leadville Library Hosts Gardening Workshop

The calendar page has finally turned to May, so it’s an acceptable time to begin discussions about growing things at 10,200 feet.

This Wednesday, May 3 The Lake County Public Library will be hosting a High Altitude Gardening Workshop. High Altitude GardeningCome, and share your knowledge. Come, learn from people who actually know how to GROW things in Leadville.

There are two sessions being offered: 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 7 – 8:30 p.m. The program will be the same at both sessions, but gardners are encouarged to attend whichever one works best for their schedules. Attendees are encouraged to bring houseplant cuttings, or seeds to share, if you have some.

The Lake County Public Library is always seeking volunteer support for these events. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, email friendsoflakecountylibrary@gmail.com, call LCPL at (719)486-0569, or visit their Facebook page.

In  library news, the other things growing down on 12th and Harrison is literacy. So be sure your child is part of that garden once school is out, with the Lake County Public Library’s summer reading program.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prizes, reading club, and more.

Kid Library

Although the programs which will award prizes have been ongoing, everyone is invited to enjoy them for stories, crafts, games and lots of fun activities.  For complete details, including times and days see the Library website.

Oh, and be sure to give them a wave in the annual Boom Days Parade on August 5 – this program always makes an award-winning appearance! For more information, stop by the Library, or call (719) 486-0569.

Library Offers FREE Use of CO Parks and Wildlife Pass

Lake County Public Library has partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to loan a state park entry pass for one week. This partnership provides an outdoor learning experience for library cardholders and expands public library services. The goal of the program is to provide residents an opportunity to explore state parks before purchasing a park pass, and the hope is that library cardholders will enjoy the experience they will want to purchase their own park passes. 

With lots of Colorado State Parks to choose from why not take advantage of this opportunity from the Lake County Public Library? CLICK to connect.

With lots of Colorado State Parks to choose from why not take advantage of this opportunity from the Lake County Public Library? CLICK to connect.

This summer, the public library has two backpacks to loan that each contain a state park pass hang tag for the rear view mirror, one set of binoculars, a Colorado wildlife guide, a Colorado trees and wildflower guide, a guide to Colorado’s 42 state parks, a Leave No Trace card, an activity ideas list and a program evaluation card.

One of the requirements is that you inventory all items in the backpack to make sure they are in good repair before return, and to fill out the evaluation form to help sustain the program. Packs and passes will circulate to adults, with no holds or renewals. For more information, stop by the library, or call (719) 486-0569.

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