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Latest News – July 17

Wednesday Library Program Features Wolftone Mine

Leadville’s famous Underground banquet will be the topic of discussion for a Friends of the Lake County Library Program this Wednesday, July 19. Wolftone Mine

Join the table as local Fred Mark presents “The Wolftone Mine.” Learn all about the elegant banquet served underground to Leadville’s rich and famous – and then some! Bon Appetite and keep your fingers crossed that the hoist works after dessert!

Doors open at 6 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m. presented at the Lake County Public Library Amax room, 1115 Harrison Avenue. This could be a standing room only crowd, so stop by the library to pick up your free ticket for guaranteed seat!

As the second half of the month comes into focus so does Back-to-School for the kiddos. So, if you haven’t seen your child pick up a book in a while, it might be time to step away from the screen and have them turn a page or two BEFORE they head back to the classroom.

Of course, one of the best places to do that in Leadville is the Lake County Public Library. And a reminder, their summer reading program continues through August 8. This year, readers of all ages have been reading for health, sports and fitness, as the 2017 theme for the summer library program is “Build A Better World.”

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Smiles and literacy is what you’ll find at 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. 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. Each week has a theme. For July 18 – 20, it is “Diversity and Anti-Bullying;” next week is “Science Technology Engineering and Design.” 

For complete details, including times and days see the Library Summer Reading Brochure. Also, be sure to give them a wave in the annual Boom Days Parade on August 5 – this program always makes an award-winning entry! 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. 

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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.

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.

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.

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

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Latest News – September 14

Wagging Tails Mean Good News in Leadville Today

Dogs: No doubt they are a part of the family when it comes to high country denizens.

The Leadville train is in the runing fo rthe top spot for the Best Dog Friendly Tours and activity by USA Today newspaper. Vote HERE. Photo: WoofALong.com

The Leadville train is in the running for the top spot for the Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity by USA Today newspaper. Vote HERE. Photo: WoofALong.com

Most ride along in cars with their owners, or can be seen taking in a sunny sidewalk lunch on historic Harrison Avenue. So it would only be natural that visitors to Leadville Today would also be welcomed with their furry friends.

On Monday, Sept. 12 USA Today newspaper announced that the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad (LCSR) had been nominated for the Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity in the country. As most residents know, pups who’ve been introduced to the conductor can embark on the scenic train ride with their owners.

The story outlines how dog-owners can give their pooch the vacation he deserves by taking him along to one of 20 attractions, tours and activities, hand-selected as the most dog-friendly in the nation by the team at BringFido. “You and your pup are sure to have a blast!”Spac_50

The Colorado Bernese Mountain Doh Meet Up Group recently did a group dog ride on the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad. Photo Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

The Colorado Bernese Mountain Doh Meet Up Group recently did a group dog ride on the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad. Photo Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Spac_50According to the national newspaper’s post, readers and fans can vote for their favorite pooch-freindly destination. And judging from the social media posts from LCSR guests, they love being able to bring their four-legged family members long – free of charge – for a ride on the rails. In fact, earlier this month the train played host to a Meet Up Group of Colorado Bernses Dog lovers, and the photos say it all!

Vote for your favorite, once per day until polls close on Monday, October 10 at noon ET. Winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 14. Stay tuned to see how the Leadville train ranked and don’t forget to vote:HERE.

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K9 Memorial Walk Raises Funds for Library Programs

ails were wagging as new furry friends were made at the Annual Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to benefits the programs of The Friends of the Lake County Public Library. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt.

Tails were wagging as new furry friends were made at the Annual Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to benefit the programs of The Friends of the Lake County Public Library. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt.

Spac_50Last Saturday’s Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to Benefit the Friends of the Lake County Public Library programs was another tail-waggign success! Twenty-seven four-legged friends took a lovely morning walk, raising funds for local library programs with every step. Their efforts raised $442 for the Lake County Public Library and all who participated got a prize!

"Is this where I can register?" This pup is ready for the trails at the K9 Memorial Walk last Saturday in Leadville. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt

“Is this where I can register?” This pup is ready for the trails at the K9 Memorial Walk last Saturday in Leadville. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt

First place across the finish line was Pepper with Marge Maddex!  The second place medal was awarded to Bourbon with Lisa Dowdney and 3rd place was Texas Jack with Steve Widdington.  The “last ass across the line” was Wilber with Dave Dunn. 

“All money raised goes directly to fund programs, and purchase furniture and equipment for our library,” said Pam Andrews with the Friends’ Membership Committee.

This year, the Friends of Lake County Library sponsored the children’s summer reading program, and the group continues to fund the scanning project for historic library documents. Find out how you can participate and volunteer on the Friends Library web page.

Everybody was a winner at the Friends of The Library Annual Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to benefit local programs. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt

Everybody was a winner at the Friends of The Library Annual Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to benefit local programs. Photo: Leadville Today/Danielle Orcutt

In fact, they’re next fundraiser is right around the corner. The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held in the 6th St. Gym this Friday, Sept. 16 from 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A popular annual event, literary lovers can find everything from books, to CDs, and DVDs, all for only 50 cents per pound.Spac_50book-sale-2016