Winners of the Friends of the Library 2021 Bookmark Contest and recipients of Maria's Bookshop gift certificates were (left to right): Sawyer Schmidt (not pictured), Mason Turner (not pictured), Jamie Beeman (not pictured), Jordyn Peterson, Ema Munoz-Ropotica and Natalie Christensen.
Lela's Place Bookstore Hours
10 am - 4 pm
12 pm - 2 pm
"The purpose of this organization shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries; to focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs; to accept donations of books, desirable collections, endowments, bequests and money; and to engage in fundraising activities on behalf of the library."
Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, and are open to the public.
The FRIENDS sponsor year-round programs for adults, children and teens. We provide funding for the annual Literary Festival and its guest authors. We help the Durango small-business community through workshops. We have purchased toddler-friendly computers for the Children's library.
Everywhere you go in the library, you'll encounter FRIENDS' contributions, big and small!
The Friends of the Durango Public Library accepts donations at the library during hours which the library is open.
We cannot accept magazines, outdated medical books, textbooks, encyclopedias, CDs, VHS or cassette tapes. Books in poor condition, water-stained, dirty or torn will not be accepted.
Keep in mind that our local used bookstores and thrift shops may be interested in your items as well. You can also recycle your paperbacks and your hardcover books (if you remove the cover).
Join The Friends Today!
Wouldn't you like to be a FRIEND? Get a membership form at the library front desk, the Friends' bookstore or click print one to fill out.
Memberships are just $10 per year. Or, "Friend" your entire family for just $15 per year. Life-long memberships may be purchased for $200.