The Library…On Vacation?
July 11, 2013
At least that was how my husband responded when I told him I’d like to visit the local library on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Normally, I would not make such a request, since we are usually busy with other vacation activities. But this was the third time we had visited Gunnison, CO over the past few years. This town of almost 5,900 has continued to intrigue me with what it has to offer. So a visit to the Gunnison County Public Library was a natural next step to understanding this unique mountain community in central Colorado.
The Ann Zugelder Library was located on the edge of downtown, named for the town’s leading advocate for literacy. The library has provided service to this little town for over seven decades. The present building had an appealing interior with clearly defined areas to help visitors. The children’s area was especially attractive with colorful displays, complete with some floor toys to help occupy the youngest patrons. The library held about 10 public computers, which were often occupied, as I was informed. In addition to books, there were a fair amount of audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and magazines available for checkout. In short, this small community library has much to offer its residents and visitors to the community.
The next time you are on vacation and need a new activity, don’t forget to check out the local library. It’s a great rainy day outing and you may be pleasantly surprised with what you find.
North Oak Branch