Ranger reading for kids and hiking panel for adults next Tuesday

We have two special events coming up next Tuesday, July 7.

Kids entering the second through fifth grades are invited to join Ranger Brandon as he reads nature-themed books and provides interactive activities, crafts and a whole lot of fun.  These free programs are on the first Tuesday of the month – July 7 and August 4 – from 2-3:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, five highly experienced hikers will share their knowledge in a panel discussion at noon.  Our presenters will be Nean “Letitbe” Bacile, Gregory “Grizzly” Boone, Stacy “Simply Seeking” Boone, Mike “Hawkeye” Johnson and David “White Root Patterson.  All are Triple Crowners, meaning they have hiked the entire Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails.  Whether you are an endurance hiker or a novice, this program is sure to be both entertaining and informative.  No registration required.

Library closures

We are closed both Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for the federal holiday.

Summer Reading Program

This year’s free Summer Reading Program is underway, running until July 31 – and it is not too late for you to sign up. Register at your library or online at our website http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.   Summer reading activities are open to everyone from babies to adults.  Also, summer reading participants should mark your calendars for a free, all-ages closing party on July 31 starting at 5:30 p.m.  Detailed summer reading schedules are available at the library.  We urge you to pick them up and keep them handy so you don’t miss any of these free, fun events.

Also, reading logs are now available, please register online and print off a reading log.  You do not have to be registered with Summer Reading to participate in the fun library programs.

Activities calendars available

To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library; we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids (includes tweens), teens and adults.

Free adult trivia

Do you know your heroes?   Adults are invited to join us for a free game of trivia on Wednesday, July 8 at 4 p.m.  Snacks and prizes included.  No registration required.

Free movie Fridays

Please note: No movies on July 3 because the library is closed and July 10 because the room is booked for a special meeting.

Free teen superhero time

Teens in the seventh-12th grades are invited on Wednesday, July 8 from 2-3 p.m. to design your own superhero shield by bleaching a T-shirt.         

Free Otaku Club

Otaku Club for teens who are anime fans meets Monday, July 6 from 2-3 p.m.  Enjoy a variety of Japanese culture and snacks.

Free teen gaming

Join us every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for fun for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades.  Practice your skills on the Wii and Xbox as well as board games.

Free preschool fun

Preschoolers and their families are invited to an hour of stories and music every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m.

Free Superhero Academy   

Kids entering first-sixth grades are invited from 1-2:15 p.m. every Thursday this month to build costumes, learn about the science of superheroes and enjoy super activities.

Free baby/toddler time

This is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.  Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

Free technology classes

Please note:  No tech sessions on July 2 and 6.  Tech Time resumes Tuesday, July 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. and Thursday, July 9 from 3-5 p.m.

Free programmed Nooks

Reminder:  We have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Free downloadable movies

For your viewing pleasure, we have just purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons unlimited access to thousands of award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  You can access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on our library website.


“Disney Robin Hood” is the 40th anniversary edition.  “Kinky Boots” is a comedy inspired by a true story.  “Roy Rogers 10 Features” includes 10 of his classic films.  “Gremlins Special Edition” is hilarious mischief for kids.  “Shutter Island” is a thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  “The Way Way Back” is a comedy about a teen on a family trip.


“All the Single Ladies” by Dorothea Benton Frank is set in the Low country of South Carolina.  “The Rumor” by Elin Hilderbrand goes behind the façade of happiness of two Nantucket families.  “Country” by Danielle Steel follows a widow who finds new love from a country music singer.  “The Darling Child” by Terry Brooks is the second novel in the “Defenders Shannara” fantasy series.


“The Secret of Golf” by Joe Pasnanski is the story of the rivalry of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus.  “Nabokov in America” by Robert Roper is a biography of the Russian author’s time in America after escaping the Nazis.

Large print

“Die Again” by Tess Gerritsen is a Rizzoli and Isles thriller.  “Hallowed Halls by Hannah Alexander and “Amish Promises” by Leslie Gould are Christian fiction. “The Sea Garden” by Marcia Willett and “Beach Town” by Mary Kay Andrews are women’s fiction.  “The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress” by Victoria Alexander is an historical romance.  “Don’t Go Home” by Carolyn Hart is a Death on Demands mystery.  “Finders Keepers” by Stephen King is the second volume in the suspense trilogy featuring Det. Bill Hodges.  “Piranha” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison is the latest in the Oregon Files adventure series.         

Story CDs

“A Good Day to Kill” by Dusty Richards is a Byrnes Family Ranch western.  “Flintlok” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone is a western about a bounty hunter.  “Lords of an Empty Land” by Randy Denmon is set after the Civil War in northern Louisiana.                                    

Music CDs

Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.                                                    

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Medora Bass, Diane Davis, Julie Fox, Lisa Lock, Stephen Link, Dick Robbins and Bill Sparrow.  We also are grateful for the $20 donation we received from an out-of-state visitor in appreciation for the services we provide.

Quotable Quote

“I’ve learned that it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.” – Andy Rooney (1919-2011), American radio and TV writer.


For more information on library books, services and programs – and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from the comfort of your home – please visit our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.

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