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Saguache News – February 20

Library Programs in Saguache This Week

There are a couple events coming up at the Saguache Public Library this week, that should be on your calendar.

Are you in a conflict with your landlord? Or maybe having tenant issues? Is your family in need of some legal advice regarding custody issues? Then be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to get some FREE legal advice.

On February 22, the library will host its free virtual legal clinic, which is offered the last Thursday of each month. This program provides confidential one-on-one legal advice for low 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 serve and runs from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Saguache Public Library, 702 Pitkin Avenue.

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Get lost in the stacks at the Saguache Public Library.

Then on February 23, it’s the “Fourth Friday at the Library” program. And if you know any stamp lovers, or perhaps are one yourself, then make plans to attend! The Friends of the Library will welcome Sarah Fernandez who will be sharing her knowledge of stamp collecting. What’s your favorite stamp?

Come and enjoy Sarah’s show-and-tell from her own stamp collection. And if you’re a collector or have a special stamp that you’d like to share, please bring them along. This will be a very interesting meeting! The program will start at 6 p.m. with finger foods provided by The Friends of the Library. If you can’t make this Friday’s event, consider joining the fun for future programs, which will include an author’s night n  March and an old fashioned hootenanny in April.

In other library news the Friends of the Library 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 have purchased such items as new computers, 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 2018 to use as matching funds for future projects.  Please donate your time, talents or hard cold cash to their efforts in Saguache Today!

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Saguache News – January 24

FREE Legal Advice Thursday at Library

Tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 25 there will be a FREE Legal Clinic at the Saguache Public Library! Private, one-on-one legal assistance with an attorney is available for low-income San Luis Valley residents who have no attorney.

Legal issues that qualify: Family Law (pre-decree); Landlord/Tenant Law; Protection Orders; Consumer/Collections; Probate; and Small Claims Court. Call the library at 719-655-2551 to prequalify. Early sign-in begins at 4:30; clinic runs 5-7. First come, first served.

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Saguache students listen intently as Penny-the-librarian reads during storytime at the Saguache Library. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

In other library news a special Thanks! to the work of the Friends of the Library for providing so many worthwhile programs throughout the San Luis Valley.  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 have purchased such items as new computers, 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 2018 to use as matching funds for future projects.  Please donate your time, talents or hard cold cash to their efforts in Saguache Today!

Latest News – October 19

Vendor Booth Available for Holiday Bazaar

The 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Saguache Community Building. Vendor applications are now available for this event, which is one of several fundraisers held throughout the year sponsored by the Friends of the Saguache Public Library.Holiday Bazaar Goodies

The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. There are still vendor booth available at $10/table. There will be lots of homemade Christmas treasures to decorate your home and tree with. In addition, find that special gift for that hard-to-buy-for-person on your holiday list.

This year there will be a donation drawing for decorated Christmas Tree and an hourly door-prize giveaway! Arts! Crafts! Food!

 The Friends of the Library meets monthly on the second Friday of each month at 10:45 a.m. at the library located at 702 Pitkin Ave. in Saguache.  Everyone is welcome.