Monday, June 30, 2008


This is our wonderful town library. When our children got their first library cards in Grand Lake, the library was located on the same spot. But it was in an old two story building that housed our one used fire engine and volunteer fire force. The library was upstairs in two small rooms. Winters were long and the towns people needed a library. Library cards were small home made cards and all the books were donated. Mostly paperbacks. Then the Library moved to the other end of the town park when a new fire station was built in the 80's. Then 3 years ago the fire station got a beautiful new building on the edge of town and the library came back to their old spot--with a beautiful new building. There are 500 year round residents and about 5000 + with the summer residents. This library has more services than the metro library in the other town where I live. It is a joy to spend time there. Thanks to Sue and the people that work there and make it so enjoyable.

The Reading Area. There is usually a fire in the fireplace

Laptop Computer Highspeed Internet Stations

The Library also has 8 desktop computer stations for patrons to


Children's Section-- They have great summer reading programs and weekly activities for the children in town. Everyone welcome. There are large window seats beneath all the windows. People love to curl up in the windows and read.

Children can check out Toys and Games as well as books

Can you tell I love the Childrens Area

Wall Hanging made from Lewis Heckert colorful ties. Lewis was an old time resident of Grand Lake and one-time mayor. He was attacked by a rogue moose one Sunday in March 2006 while walking to church. He appeared to be recovering when he suddenly passed away. There is a memorial video on YouTube honoring Lewis.


Jan said...

You're right, this is a heavenly place. I've never seen such a wonderful library in a small town.

Eleanor said...

What a lovely idea! I echo your comments and appreciation about your library. I could really say that the libraries in various towns and cities (including the little library in Rugby, North Dakota where I was a South African exchange student many years ago) kept me motivated when I was lonely, a stay at home mom with littlies and has been a place of pleasure in all circumstances. Now I work at a university and have the advantage of a huge library with lots of books and DVD's and Cd's. And may the Lord bless librarians too - everywhere! Love Eleanor

andi said...

You forgot to mention the Beginning Guitar Lessons offered once a month in the library. Now that is service!

I remember the moose attack, but I didn't know he died!! Wow. And then there was that 5 year old kid that got eaten by the mountain lion several years ago.

____Maggie said...

Wow! What a beeutiful library! I'm so jealous! ;D