About Us

Our Mission

We enable the people of our community to pursue lifelong learning through our responsive collections, electronic resources, and innovative services. Our welcoming public libraries are cornerstones of our diverse communities where children and adults can experience personal enrichment and connect with one another.

Our Operating Principles

The District is guided by the principles of Public Librarianship, First Amendment Rights, and Colorado Statutes for Libraries and Special

We seek innovative ways to:

  • Respond and reach out to serve the current and evolving information needs of our diverse community.
  • Create a sense of community by providing a welcoming, inviting, secure environment for our public and staff.
  • Provide excellent customer service that is both timely and confidential.
  • Develop a well-trained, knowledgeable, courteous and professional staff.
  • Communicate with our public and staff to ensure vital, relevant and effective library services.
  • Manage our resources effectively and be accountable to our funding sources.
  • We celebrate our accomplishments, learn from our mistakes and take pride in serving our community.

Library History

In November 2010, the voters in Northern Saguache County, Colorado, voted to fund a new public library district. Many thanks to the numerous people who helped to make this come about, especially Marge Hoglin and the Yes to Libraries! committee.

The district came into existence on January 1, 2011.

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