Durango Public Library

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Two will be honored for dedication to Durango Public Library

The Durango Public Library Advisory Board and members of the community recently selected Lynne Hardy and Beverly Darmour as the 2017 Library Community Champions. Darmour, who passed away in...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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School District 9-R talks funding libraries, salary increase for teachers

The discussion of the possible closure of satellite public libraries at Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside Elementary schools drew about 20 people Tuesday to the Durango School District 9-R board...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Downtown Durango businesses, concerned residents weigh in on panhandling

Business people and concerned residents brainstormed ideas to address panhandling at a packed meeting Tuesday at the Durango Public Library. The Business Improvement District , Durango Chamber of...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Poet laureate wants to see verse integrated across disciplines

Poetry doesn’t need to be confined to English class, it should be integrated into many subjects, and that’s Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison’s goal. Hutchison believes reading poetry and...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Botanical Society to hold training for docents

The Durango Botanical Society will hold training sessions beginning April 8 for those interested in becoming volunteer docents at the public garden behind the library. Docents at the botanical...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Longtime library, community volunteer Beverly Darmour dies

Beverly Darmour, a key player in the Durango Public Library, Hospice of Mercy, Meals on Wheels and the community Thanksiving Dinner, died at home of heart failure Monday. She was 92. “One of things...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nonprofit roundtable offered Dec. 6

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center announces a networking and learning opportunity for nonprofits. Executive Director Liz Ross will host a Nonprofit Roundtable: “A...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Check out eBooks to help library acquire more

Check out eBooks at the Durango Public Library and help the library earn money for more. The library’s eBook distributor OverDrive challenged it to increase checkouts by at least 1,500 more than...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Genealogical Society to meet Saturday

Genealogical Society to meet Saturday The Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the La Plata County Historical Society’s Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Public Library gets into gaming

Just in time for cold winter nights and family gatherings, the Durango Public Library bought a collection of board games. There are 11 games for check out including Catan, Pandemic, Dominion and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photos: Book lovers hit library sale

DATE: Nov. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Public Library offers reading recommendations based on tattoos

The Durango Public Library has gone hip. Show them your tattoo, and librarians will offer recommendations for books, movies and music you might enjoy. “We wanted to show the library is for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News