Grand County libraries: In their owns words
March 7, 2008
In their own words.That’s the best way to understand how Grand County residents and visitors appreciate the Grand County libraries. Whether it’s the Fraser Valley Library or the Kremmling Library, the praise is effusive.Read on as people testify about the Grand County libraries.In Kremmling, users are unanimous in their praise:Small Library-Big Service-Great Staff!This place is a great environment for my family. It has close supervision (a safe place) and friendly helpful people working here. The library is truly a great asset to this community. – Matt ScruggsThe library has really good programs for kids like me. Such as knitting.They have a great staff here!Knowledgeable librarians! The library is an incredible resource for everyone in our family. We especially appreciate interlibrary loans.Books and magazines and newspapers. Great books and great terrific, fantastic staff! – Sydney Ritschard.Then go to the Fraser Valley, where the Fraser Valley Library has many users who simply love what they have. In their own words, they say it all:I come to the library as much for the bright, shining faces of the friendly library staff as I do for the books and services that it provides. They always have a great suggestion for a book that might interest me! – Rick Sly.The Fraser Valley Library has served the community in providing space for meetings other than purely library business. – Jean Miller.The Fraser Valley Library is a great resource center for such a small area. The employees are very helpful and make everyone feel at home. – Gene Ackley.The Fraser Library is outstanding in every respect from the staff and volunteers to book management and procurement. As a participant in the writing group for several years, I have felt comfortable and encouraged meeting on Monday mornings at the library. – Fran Cassidy.When I walk into the Fraser Library I feel welcome and warm. The clerks are so friendly and helpful and willing to spend time helping you find what you need. I love libraries anywhere, but our Fraser Library is the best ever. – Grace Hammond.When I think about what life was like in the ‘old days’ and especially before the Fraser Library, it was pretty bleak. It is great to have this facility in our community and to see how much it is used by all ages! Thank you. – Joyce Engel.In the county seat in Hot Sulphur Springs, two library patrons sum up the experience, in their own words:I enjoy Hot Sulphur Springs Library because of the wide variety of books they have. The librarians and volunteers who work there are great people; they will go out of their way to help you find what you are looking for. They have some of the greatest activities for kids of all ages. I think we have some of the best creative minds working there. – Raven Cash.I love the Hot Sulphur Springs Library for many reasons.First off, since this library is smaller then the others, I feel that it makes more of a friendly environment than the bigger libraries. The librarians here are extremely nice and are very organized. If you ask for a certain book, they can automatically lead you to it and I think that is a really good thing.Hot Sulphur has a wide variety of books for all ages, and are starting to grow bigger in the DVD and audio sections. I think that having a ‘learning center’ computer is a good idea, and it’s a good opportunity for people to learn new programs on the computer.Story hour is a great time for the little kids to hear stories and do crafts relating to the story. I have been to two different libraries for story time, and both of them were enjoyable for my brother, but he enjoys going to Hot Sulphur’s the best. Story time is a good thing for the little kids, because they will start wanting to go to the library and start enjoying reading books.I am a homeschooler, and when I have had to write an essay, I would go to the library looking for books or magazines that have to do with that particular subject. The computers have helped me with research for the subject also. The library has many useful services to both public-schoolers and home-schoolers.The library is a great place to learn. I love the library. I am looking forward to any exciting future events. – Kimber Swayzee, 13 years old. Or try Grand Lake, where visitors and locals share the role in praising the library at the headwaters of the Colorado River:This is the very best thing for Grand Lake. I grew up here and at the time (there was) nothing like this. Fabulous to see! – Laura Barrington.I visit every winter and this is my annual visit to the Juniper Library. What a change from last year! Beautiful! – Sue Anderson, Colgate, Wis.Neat Library – Fireplace and window seats. With pillows. Very Accommodating. -Ann, from Littleton.A family from Centennial writes: What a great place to enjoy books!At the Granby Library patrons had a chance to write what they like about their library on a large scroll that was put out for Library Lover’s Month, which was February. Here they are, selected comments from Granby Library patrons, in their own words:I like all the books.The library opens my door to the books I can’t live without!I (heart symbol) all the librarians who love to help me find whatever I need. When I come in, they will recommend books to me, and they turn out right. I (heart symbol) libraries!Sitting down at night and entering whole new worlds! You just find that all of your troubles melt away in your little private world. (heart symbol)Reading Rox!Finding really good books to read.Some books should be nibbled on, others should be eaten at a steady pace with the rare few that should be devoured! (heart symbol)I like to become friends with the librarians.I love libraries and librarians! If I want to know something, or learn something – I go to the library. I can check out all the books I want.Wherever I go I can find a library. Checking out books is free. Every time I go to Borders or Barnes & Nobles or any bookstore I spend way too much. I even get to read magazines and newspapers. I love the library.So there you have it – testimonials about the power of Grand County’s libraries from the patrons themselves.In their own words.