Library News & Notes

Cortez Public Library

The Cortez Public Library is located at 202 N. Park St.; 565-8117.

Art, horse statuary on display at the library

The displays at the Cortez Public Library are horse statuary, owned by Ann Streett-Joslin and acrylics by Justin Dodson. They will be up through the end of December.

‘The Last Month of the Year’ December theme

for Storytime

“The Last Month of the Year” is the December theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for preschool-aged children. Older children are welcome to join in for the craft at 11:15 a.m. “Elves, Santa’s Helpers” is the subject on Thursday, Dec. 6. “Holidays in Winter” will be discussed on Thursday, Dec. 13. There will be no Storytimes on Thursday, Dec. 20 and Thursday, Dec. 27.

Raising Readers Storytime offers songs, stories, crafts and silliness and uses the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program.

New children’s book author will read

‘Granny’s Rocker’

The Cortez Public Library is proud to host new children’s book author Vickie Drake during our regular Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. Vickie wrote the book, Granny’s Rocker, and will read from it and have the book available for purchase after. Granny’s Rocker uses heartwarming rhymes about spending quality time in a rocking chair with a child. The unique illustrations of black-and-white pencil drawings form a sketchbook depiction of the pure and simple joys of life. Tender expressions from the heart of the adult provide the child with opportunities for learning, loving and living. The quality content and construction make Granny’s Rocker an appropriate gift book for a parent or grandparent, as well as any child. It is available in eBook format as well.

Mancos Public Library

The Mancos Public Library is located at 211 W. First St.; 533-7600 or visit

Little People Storytime

The Mancos Public Library offers Little People Storytime on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in both English and Spanish. Children ages 3-6 will be taught songs, verses and stories in both languages with the changing of the seasons emphasized. A craft is also offered.

Mancos Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

The Mancos Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. A “Friends Only” pre-sale event will start at 9 a.m. with complimentary cookies and hot chocolate for Friends members to enjoy while getting the first pick of our great selection of books! Stanton Englehart cards and posters will also be available for your holiday shopping. Volunteers are needed to help set up the sale on Friday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and to run the sale on Saturday (various two-hour shifts) and tear down afterwards. Call the library at 533-7600, or stop by to put your name on the list and help support your Mancos Library and its programs!

Animated version of ‘The Hobbit’ screening

The Mancos Public Library will have a free showing of the animated version of “The Hobbit” on Monday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. This screening is for or ages 8 and up.