Shelf Life: A La Plata library breakdown

Most of us use our public libraries, but aren’t sure how they are structured or funded. We have expectations of libraries. For example, we want certain materials, questions answered, professional...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Shelf Life

Reading together makes a lifetime of difference

Ask any librarian, and you will discover that we each have our own passion when it comes to library services. Mine has always been services for children. To recommend the right book at the right...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Shelf Life

Modern libraries change, grow to keep you informed, up to date

I’d like to focus on what is happening in libraries in this article of Shelf Life, now that the concern over e-books has subsided and, to paraphrase the words of Mark Twain, the death of the book...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Shelf Life

Shelf Life: The Real Issues with Fake News

La Plata County is fortunate to have three public libraries that serve the residents of the county. These libraries serve as equal-access institutions of learning and as neutral, welcoming spaces...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Shelf Life

Library should represent the diversity of its community

Welcome to the new monthly column dedicated to your local libraries! The directors of the Durango Public Library, Ignacio Community Library and the Pine River Library will be reintroducing you to...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Shelf Life

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