Library Mission

The mission of the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library is to serve as a physical and virtual hub where residents of and visitors to Archuleta County can easily and effectively obtain intellectual and cultural resources, as well as organized and relevant training opportunities that enrich their lives, improve self-sufficiency and expand career options. To accomplish this mission, the Library provides open access to print and digital materials, a wide range of databases and information services, organized classes and workshops. The Library supports lifelong learning for all ages.

The Staff and Trustees support Colorado Library Law 24-90-102:

The general assembly hereby declares that it is the policy of this state, as part of its provision for public education, to promote the establishment and development of all types of publicly-supported free library service throughout the state to ensure equal access to information without regard to age, physical or mental health, place of residence, or economic status, to aid in the establishment and improvement of library programs, to improve and update the skills of persons employed in libraries through continuing education activities, and to promote and coordinate the sharing of resources among libraries in Colorado and the dissemination of information regarding the availability of library services.

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