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


Fall hours

Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The library is open with full access to the collections, study rooms, meeting spaces and the Makerspace. The second floor offers access to a computer, with printing available. Free Wi-Fi is available inside and outside the library. Face masks are required indoors, per the current Larimer County health mandate.

The library’s digital collections include easy-to-download titles including Halloween music, crafts, recipes, and spooky reads for kids and adults alike.


The library’s digital collections include easy-to-download titles including Halloween music, crafts, recipes, and spooky reads for kids and adults alike. The library hall and toilets will be open on Sunday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate downtown daredevils.


Visit the library to receive one of the four new library cards. The new cards will meet current and future technological needs. Anyone with an old card can still access their online account and digital collections (for now), omitting the slash “/” that appears in the barcode. More details on estesvalleylibrary.org.


Forgiveness: a conversation in the living room

Friday October 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., via Zoom (with animation in Spanish)

There are many ways we are hurt by others and hurt others in our lives. Join a conversation about how forgiveness can help us become the people we want to be.


Book against film: “Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone”

Saturday October 30, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Salle Hondius

Book or movie, which one do you prefer? Enjoy pizza and drinks while watching the movie, then we’ll share and listen to our impressions. Register on estesvalleylibrary.org.


Open day for schoolchildren

Tuesday, November 2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Hondius Hall

Home-schooled families are encouraged to meet with youth librarians, visit the library, and learn about available resources and programs. The open house includes a take-out activity, a handout book and take-out snacks. Register on estesvalleylibrary.org.


CPR training for teens and tweens

Saturday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hondius room

Whether it’s babysitting or learning a new skill, this workshop is especially aimed at teens and tweens who want to achieve CPR certification. Learn more and register on estesvalleylibrary.org.

A different way to kiss a tree

Monday, November 8, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Hondius Hall

Naturalist Kevin Cook discusses the issues with big old trees and how we can balance the risks to safety and preservation when these trees inhabit our backyards and neighborhoods. Details and registration on estesvalleylibrary.org.


Learn the laser cutter

Wednesday November 3, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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 on estesvalleylibrary.org.


Early booking for 2022

Library meeting rooms are free to service clubs, interest groups, students, HOAs and more, accommodating up to 50 people. The rooms are equipped with a full audiovisual system and free Wi-Fi, as well as a kitchenette in the Hondius room. Early bookings for 2022 are open until November 7. More information on estesvalleylibrary.org.


Used books Cliffhanger

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. The current hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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