Freedom of Information: The Leadville Library
By 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 In fact, that very back room was home to the library’s most prized historical documents.
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.
The 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.