Latest News – February 21
Saguache Library: Stacks, Singers and Root Beer Floats!
The Saguache Public Library will present Jim Boaz, local singer and songwriter as the 4th Friday guest speaker. The event is this Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at the library. The topic of his presentation is “Life and Lessons Learned.” Jim has traveled extensively and is especially known for his fine singing. The public is invited to come and enjoy his program, along with some finger foods are provided by the Friends of the Library.
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.
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 email@example.com.