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Blog Archive 2021

Books! | December 7, 2021 
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Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come – original illustration by John Leech (1843)

December is the perfect month for reading. The weather is cold (mostly), the mood is cozy (probably), and it gets dark early enough that no one can blame you for burrowing beneath roughly one thousand blankets and catching up on the latest heartwarming murder story by James Patterson (no judgment!).

But what if you find yourself in that most terrifying of all situations–that is, without a book? No Nora Roberts! Devoid of Diana Gabaldon! Bereft of Brandon Sanderson! Can anything be done to avoid this tragic fate? When the Ghost of Christmas Future whisks you away in your pajamas for a viewing of your greatest hits, will you see only empty shelves and a stylishly placed spiderweb or two? It’s all looking pretty grim, my friend. Better throw in the towel. The towel is the only thing you CAN throw, honestly; it’s not like there are any old textbooks or 1990’s diet guides to fling across the room. We don’t even have those.

If only there was a place…where one could go… stock up on books……..for free, even…………………

(I bet you can guess where this is going.)

(Come visit us at the library. We don’t want you to be bookless.)

Nanowrimo | November 3, 2021 

November is National Novel Writing Month!

The goal of National Novel Writing Month, more commonly known as NaNoWriMo, is for participants to write 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th. This challenge began in 1999, and has grown into a worldwide sensation that has spawned many best selling novels. NaNoWriMo is also “a nonprofit organization that supports writing fluency and education…a social network for writers like LinkedIn is for job professionals, or DeviantArt is for artists, or Facebook is for moms whose kids accept their friend requests only to provide them with ‘limited profile’ access.”

Sound interesting? For more information on participating in NaNoWriMo, visit If you’re not up for dashing out 50k words in 30 short days, but you would like to read a book that was born out of NaNoWriMo, check out one of these titles from the AspenCat Library catalog.

August Events | August 5, 2021 

This August is an exciting month at DPL. Don’t miss Free Comic Book Day on Saturday the 14th, or our new Baby Group, where parents can meet for support, friendship, and education beginning August 24th. We also have a fabulous art show featuring local artist Michael Pruett, and an author talk from local fantasy author Lynne Hill-Clark on the 26th. We hope you can join us for these great events!

Summer Reading 2021 | June 3, 2021 
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‘Tis the season for summer reading! The Summer Reading Program begins June 7th and ends July 23rd. Sign up to read great books, participate in fun activities, and win prizes at

Get Caught Reading! | May 5, 2021 

May is Get Caught Reading Month! Send the Dolores Public Library a photo of you getting “caught” reading, and we will feature your photo on our window display and social media. Photos can be emailed to or texted to 970-343-4690.

April Happenings | April 6, 2021 

April is an exciting month for word lovers. This week, April 4th – 10th, is National Library Week, and the entire month of April is Poetry Month! Stop by the library to add a little poem to our Poetree (it can be a quote from a poem or an original composition) or a note expressing something you love about the library. In exchange, pick up a free thank you bag as a token of OUR appreciation. We hope to see you soon!

Daylight Saving Time | March 16, 2021 

Feeling tired from this weekend’s switch to Daylight Saving Time? You’re not the only one! Colorado has a long history of grumbling about that lost hour of sleep, so you are in good company. Check out this article from the April 8, 1937 issue of The World Independent newspaper out of Walsenburg, Colorado:

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For more on Colorado’s history with Daylight Saving Time, as well as tons of other fascinating content from historic Colorado newspapers, visit and read papers from as far back as 1859!

Reopening | February 8, 2021 

Beginning Monday, February 8th, the library will be open to the public! Stop by for all of your book, dvd, and technology needs–and don’t forget to take some free books on the way out!

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