Latest News – March 29

Library Programs: Legal Advice to Travelogues

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Tomorrow Thursday, March 30 could prove to be a busy day at the Saguache Pubic Library. So plan to take advantage a a couple of helpful and interesting programs.

Starting at 6 p.m. the Friends of the Saguache Library will host another evening of education and fun as they welcome travelers McKensie Innes, Laura Morfitt and Salvador Vigil to discuss their trip to Iceland. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice,” Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. 

Celebrate these students from Mountain Valley School as they present adventures from the land of light and darkness. Light refreshments will be served and there may be an opportunity to taste some food from Iceland! This is anticipated to be a well-attended program, which means the library could run out of chairs, so if you have one in your car, that’s helpful. Or be sure to get to the library early for a good seat. The evening’s presentation starts at 6 p.m. library-stacks

Next up is a reminder that the last Thursday of each month is the FREE Virtual Legal Clinic held at the Saguache Public Library. This clinic provides confidential one-on-one legal advice for lo- income, unrepresented residents of the San Luis Valley by videoconference.  Attorneys can answer legal questions, help with court forms and explain the law and procedure for many legal issues, such as Family Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Protection Orders, Consumer Law/Collections, Probate and Small Claims. 

This clinic is first come, first served and runs from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Saguache Public Library. The next clinic will take place on Thursday, March 30 for more information and pre-qualify,  email Sarah Koehn Frey at

Thanks to the work of the Friends of the Library and the generosity of the people of Saguache more than $5,800 was added to their budget in the past year. All of that money came from their giant book sale, membership dues, library shelf book donations, and events. 

The group is looking for new and renewing members to join up. Memberships range anywhere from $5 for individuals, $10 for families, $25 for sustaining members, $50 for super friends,  and $100 for gold members.  Stop by the library and fill out a form; All donations are tax deductible. 

Memberships along with two bake sales, and three root beer float bar sales are the primary means for raising money for the library.  The donation’s received from book sales in the library, as well as the Hogs and Hot Air Community Meal and the Holiday Bazaar Christmas tree and paintings also help raise money. 

With that money the Friends bought two new computers and have two more on the way. In addition, they purchased some computer friendly chairs, books on CD, replaced the back door to the library and purchased new books.  With a decrease in tax revenue for the library they are hoping for more contributions during 2017 to use as matching funds for future projects.  Of course, the Friends of the Library will continue with their bake sales and root beer float bars throughout the summer.

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