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Buena Vista Public Library Expansion Community Input Meeting

The public is invited to join community members at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8 to help imagine Buena Vista’s future library.

Residents will be able to see plans to increase library resources and services and view architect sketches designed to meet anticipated space needs.

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The public’s ideas and feedback are needed now to help shape decisions and build a library to serve this and the next generation. Light refreshments will be served and all ages are welcome.

Libraries play an important role in our community and as Ark Valley Voice has reported, one we should not take for granted. Now is the time to show your support for the breadth and depth of innovative programs and services that the Buena Vista Public Library offers, week after week to locals and visitors alike.

New Events  in May include a trio of new programs together with ongoing favorites

Composting for Beginners ***NEW***

1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20
Just in time for gardening season. Learn about various methods of composting, types of containment, and material selection for successful piles.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s ***NEW***

2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Learn 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. Typical age-related changes, early detection, and Alzheimer’s Association resources are also available.

Game Night: Party Games For The Family***NEW***

4:00 p.m. Friday, May 12
Gear up for game night and play party games that are perfect for large groups. Bring the family and try new board and card games. Pizza is on us! Donate a puzzle or game and pick up something new at the “Swapping Table.”

Complete Listing Details

Adult Programming:


5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1 and 15


10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 2 and 16

Meditation Practice

5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 and 16


12:00 noon Friday, May 5 and 19

Great Decisions

4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11
Climate Migration: As climate change accelerates and drought and rising sea levels become more common, millions of people in affected regions must prepare to uproot themselves and seek safety elsewhere.

The Artist’s Palette — Wood Burning

12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, OR 12:00 p.m. Thursday, May 18
Registration required.

Youth Programming:

Destination Story Time: BV Heritage Museum

10:00 a.m. Friday, May 5
506 East Main St, Buena Vista, CO
Audience: All Ages
After enjoying stories in the school room, tour the museum and watch the model train in action. Local historians will be available to answer questions about Buena Vista’s fascinating past.

Tunes for Tots

10:00 a.m. Every Monday
Audience: Ages 3 to 5

Shake, Rattle & Roll

10:00 a.m. Wednesdays
Audience: Ages 2-5

Toddlers learn by moving, so help your little ones develop balance, strength, and agility in this diverse class! Children, and caregivers experience a variety of activities.

Kamera Kids

3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 5 – May 17
Audience: Ages 8 – 12
Participants gain an introduction to basic photography skills in this 7-part class. Practice capturing images of the local area during walking trips to McPhelemy Park, downtown/ Main Street Buena Vista, and Columbine Park. Please call the Library at 719-395-8700 to be added to the wait list.

Reading to Rover (R2R)

3:30 p.m. Every Wednesday
Audience: All Ages
Please call 719-395-8700 to sign up.

Wiggles & Giggles

10:00 a.m. Every Thursday
Audience: 0-5 years old
Unstructured, free play and socialization for littles and caregivers.

Story Time

10:00 a.m. Every Friday (except First Fridays)
Audience: Ages 2 to 5, siblings welcome
Introduce little ones to the lifelong love of reading, the enjoyment of books, and the fun of visiting their local library.

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