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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 – September 26

Library Friends Support Programs, Needs

The Friends of the Saguache Library reported great success at their annual Fall festival Bake & Book Sale with Root Beer Floats. Patrons helped them raise $453.26 to be put toward helping our library.

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The Friends of the Saguache Library sell goods to buy goods for local patrons! Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

According to Friends committee member Hillary Conroy, the Friends recently gave the library $3,000 for many projects including a new light and fan for the Colorado Room; Librarian Penny is ordering new children’s chairs and table; and a heavy duty small table with heavy duty chairs will be ordered and used for the free legal clinic sign in area as will some new heavy duty folding chairs. They are going through their list of needs and taking care of business. Yea to the Saguache Public Library!

Latest News – May 23

Libraries: Building A Better World

Baca Library Summer Reading for Kids

The Baca Grande Public Librarywill be offering s Summer reading Program for children who are grade school age or younger. Summer Reading Form Sagache Library.jpgStarting Tuesday, June 3 there will be a weekly program from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Baca Grande Library. Each week children can enjoy stories, crafts, a reading contest with prizes, and refreshments.

Enroll your child, by connecting with the Northern Saguache County Library District website. Help your child retain or improve their reading skills while having fun with friends and enjoying “Building a Better World” this summer!

Lend a Hand So The Library Can Lend a Book

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Don’t get lost in the information jungle – Ask a Librarian, like Penny!

The Saguache Library needs help for a few minutes on Wednesday, May 24 evening. They are moving lots of boxes of no-longer-needed books into storage for the Friends of the Library to sell at a later date. Can you help us out? None of the boxes are too heavy, and if they get 5-10 people, it should take us only a half-hour or so. If you’ve got 30 minutes on tomorrow, head to the Saguache Library at 6 p.m.

FREE Legal Advice Thursday at Library

This Thursday, May 25 (and the last Thursday of every month) is the FREE Legal Clinic at the Saguache Public Library! Private, one-on-one legal assistance with an attorney is available for low-income SLV 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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Latest News – April 27

Library Programs: Legal Advice to School News

Tonight Thursday, Apr. 27 is the FREE Virtual Legal Clinic held at the Saguache Public Library. This clinic provides confidential one-on-one legal advice for low  income, unrepresented residents of the San Luis Valley by video conference.  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. 

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Get lost in the stacks at the Saguache Library located at 702 Pitkin Avenue.

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, May 25 for more information and pre-qualify,  email Sarah Koehn Frey at librarydirector@nsclibrarydistrict.org.

Also at the Saguache library on Friday, Apr. 28, Travis Garoutte and Kathy Hill with Mountain Valley School will present a program at the libarary starting at 6 p.m.  The discussion will focus on new programs, as well as safety issues with the current school buildings and the need for a new school. This will be the library’s final Friday program for the year. But summer fun is just around the corner, so stay tuned and connected on the Northern Saguache County Library District Facebook Page.

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. 

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The Friends of the Library fundraising efforts have purchased new computers, which are heavily used by many Saguache residents, from students to adults! Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

With that money the Friends bought new computers, which are heavily used. 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.

Latest News – March 29

Library Programs: Legal Advice to Travelogues

Don't get lost in the information jungle - Ask a Librarian, like Penny!

Don’t get lost in the jungle – Ask a Librarian, like Penny. You’ll find her in Saguache Today helping patrons with a wealth of services and information at the Saguache Library!

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 librarydirector@nsclibrarydistrict.org.

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.

Latest News – March 14

Chamber Vote,  Acupuncture & Friends in Saguache

Saguache Chamber of Commerce members are reminded that the nomination period for new chamber board members will close at the end of today, March 14, 2017. Please submit any nominations John Darden at johndarden@zianet.com. Thank You!

The next acupuncture clinic is scheduled one week from today on Tuesday, Mar. 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. the clinics are held at Bebop Studio at 317 San Juan Avenue in downtown Saguache. Through the month of April acupuncture clinics will continue every other Tuesday.

The Friends of the Library fundraising efforts have purchased two new computers and two more are already on the way! Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

The Friends of the Library fundraising efforts have purchased two new computers and two more are already on the way! Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

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. 

library-stacksMemberships 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.

Don't get lost in the information jungle - Ask a Librarian, like Penny!

Don’t get lost in the information jungle – Ask a Librarian, like Penny. You’ll find her in Saguache Today!

 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 librarydirector@nsclibrarydistrict.org.