Leadville News – June 12

Summer Reading, Programs Available at Library

Get lost in the stacks this summer with a good book from the Lake County Public Library. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

School is out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that kids shouldn’t keep learning all summer long!  Make sure that’s happening in your happy home, by attending this literary event in Leadville Today!

The Kick-Off Party for the Lake County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. today, June 12.  This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock,” so expect some lively and educational engagement as students discover what makes the “stacks” so special! Today’s party will also include a family-friendly performance by award-winning songwriter Steve Weeks! 

The regular reading program begin Wednesday, June 13 and has something for students at all grade levels from preschoolers through teenagers.  There are some great prizes for reading from free food, rock treasures, up to a free train ride for a child and an adult. More details can be found on the library website.

From colorful flowers to summer reading programs, the Lake County Public Library (LCPL) is blooming! Photo: LCPL

Later this month, things turn to themes of survival as Leadville’s library presents Storyteller Dave Lively’s “Rocky’s West Side Story.” Have you ever wondered what life would be like in the Pioneer Days? Come and find out on Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Lake County Public Library.

Storyteller Dave Lively takes the audience on “a speedy tour of the recurring themes of survival and success the past 11,000 years in the high isolated mountain valley.” Enjoy stories of human nature encountering Mother Nature and get inspired to preserve the wilderness! Come along as Lively tells the tales of the courage, stamina, and adaptability necessary, as his tales follow the Ute Indians across the Continental Divide in search of a new home.

This library program is FREE, however tickets are necessary. Call (719)-486-0569 or stop by the library to get your ticket to reserve your spot.  Seating is limited. The Lake County Public Library is located at 1115 Harrison Avenue.


Take Note: A special heads up for all you endurance athletes as on Monday, July 2, the Lake County Public Library welcomes Jennifer Pharr Davis, author of “The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.” 

Learn to unlock the secrets to maximizing perseverance on and off the trail as the library welcomes the author and record holder of the fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail. Davis reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking and trail running.

Books can be purchased in advance at Leadville Outdoors in downtown Leadville.  This event is FREE however seating is limited guarantee your free take it by calling (719)-486-0569 or stop by the library to pick up a copy.


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