What’s new at the Vallée des Estes Library – Estes Park Trail-Gazette



Current hours

Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Both floors of the library are open with full access to the collections, study rooms, meeting spaces and the Makerspace. The second floor offers computer access. New features include the ability to print directly from your personal device. Free Wi-Fi is available inside and outside the library.

1 hour library parking

Visitors to the library can use one of the 7 free parking spaces marked “Reserved Library” during opening hours. Spaces are now limited to one hour. These are located along the northeast perimeter of the Library. No payment or permit required.

Meeting rooms are open

Groups can request meeting space in the Hondius Community Room and the Wasson Council Room in the Library. Reservation requests until December 2021 can be made on estesvalleylibrary.org.


Vote for One Book One Valley

Until August 12, vote for the next One Book One Valley. The winning titles will be featured in programs and discussions in January. The list of finalists and the online ballot are available at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Room book club: “Hug Your Haters”

Friday August 20, 11 a.m. to noon, Salle Wasson

For businesses, big or small, there will be “enemies,” and author Jay Baer says we can’t afford to ignore them. He explains how to take complaints, put enemies on a positive path, and turn bad news into good results. Co-organized by the Estes Chamber of Commerce and open to all. Register on estesvalleylibrary.org

Love in Longmire, with author Kevin Wolf

Monday, August 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hondius Hall

Participate in a presentation with local author Kevin Wolf on the history of westerns in fiction, how they have changed, and how recent writers like Box, Johnson and Hillerman are gaining new fans for the genre. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.


Free legal aid clinic

Wednesday August 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., by telephone appointment

Individual legal advice with a lawyer is available for those who do not have their own personal lawyer. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic.


Learn the 3D printer

Thursday August 12, 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Makerspace Room

Learn how to turn your ideas into reality with the Library’s 3D printers. After completing the course, participants can then use the 3D printers themselves in the Makerspace. For ages 15 and over. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

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Find out how the library’s laser cutter can make precision cuts to decorate all types of materials.

Learn the laser cutter

Saturday August 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Makerspace room

Find out how the library’s laser cutter can make precision cuts to decorate all types of materials. For example, the library used the laser cutter to create personalized badges for volunteers. After completing the course, participants can operate the laser cutter on their own. For ages 15 and over. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.


Library Storytelling Hours: 3 days a week

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hondius room

Storytelling hours for babies on Thursday. and Fri at 10 a.m.

Children 0 to 6 years old and their families can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, all designed to stimulate the cognitive development of the child. No registration required.


Cliffhanger second-hand books: monday sale

Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the post office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, which offers used books, movies and music at discounted prices. Cliffhanger is open daily this summer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All day Monday, August 9, buyers will enjoy $ 1 books as part of National Book Lovers Day.


The mini-branch of the Library of the Vallée des Estes Community Center (EVCC) is open. Customers can request that library materials be sent to EVCC’s Twig, where they can be viewed using the self-service kiosk located on the lower level of the building. The location offers convenient parking and exterior book returns by car.


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