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Estes Valley Library

Address for Donations by Check: 
335 East Elkhorn Avenue PO Box 1687 Estes Park, CO 80517
970-586-8116 ext. 835
swalsh@estesvalleylibrary.org
Mission Statement: 

To bring people, ideas and opportunities together for the enrichment of our community by providing access to quality information, resources and services.

Programs/Services: 

Questions answered via email, or “book-a-librarian”, library cards, interlibrary loans for books, audio and video materials, paperbacks to go, technical literacy assistance and classes, emergency preparedness lists, and cloud library resources. 

Categories of interest to Library patrons offered: Children’s area and activities, Literature section for adolescents, Health and Wellness programs and reading material, Emergency preparedness, Travel, recreation and environment offerings, Animals and wildlife programs and literature, Creative and cultural art displays, Local history and genealogy, Community used book sale twice a year, and service offerings.

Goals & Outcomes: 

Values:

  • Service
  • Respect
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
Testimonials: 

“One of the metrics of the quality of a community is their library. The enthusiasm with which people invest in their local library is a key indicator of the communities investment in the future. Nothing occurs without literacy. The greatest mathematicians had to first learn to read. Literacy is necessary for learning and the sharing of knowledge, the precursor to wisdom. A library’s opportunity typically exceeds the budget generated by tax dollars. The foundation stands in the fiscal gap between budgetary constraint and literary opportunity. Foundation support is one of the keys to the future of Estes Park.”

—Stan Crader, author and Estes Park resident