"Messages from the Hidden Lake"


Entry by Eric Havelock-Bailie 2012


Entry by Noel Harland 2012


Entry by Alyssa Rawinski 2012

Alamosa Public Library

The Friends of Alamosa Public Library


Great Plans for Next Year

Visit the Friends of the Library Book Nook located inside the library.

Upcoming Sales in 2014
Plan ahead for our sales in 2014!  We plan a sale the first Saturday of every month from May to November. 
Additional Friday sales will be held in June and September to coincide with events in Cole Park. 

2014 Book Sale Schedule

June 6th 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. & June 7th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Weekend of the Summerfest on the Rio)

July 12th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August 29-30th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
(W/E of the Early Iron Festival Car Show)

October 4th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 1st 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Holiday Sale at the Episcopal Church)

Do you have books to donate?

Donate books year-round by bringing them to the Library or by calling Rhonda Borders at 580-2010 to arrange a drop-off time at the shed. 
Please do not give us newspapers, magazines, personal papers, encyclopedias, cassettes, or books in very poor condition. 
It would be a great help if you remove sticky notes, bookmarks, etc. from donated materials, although we do like to find hidden 100-dollar bills!
We attempt to take books that don’t or won’t sell to a recycling facility on the front range.

Sale Location and Parking

The Friends sale shed is located north of the Alamosa Post Office and just west of the new skate board area at Cole Park. 
From 3rd Street, turn north into the alley between the post office and Pro-Clean and then look to the right. 
From 2nd Street, turn south in either of the 2 alley entrances and then look to the left. 
Parking near the shed is usually available unless there is a big event in the park. 
Look for our forthcoming improvements at the sale shed that will enhance your shopping experience!


The Friends always need good volunteers to help with hauling boxes, recycling, sorting, shelving, advertising and sale dates. 
Especially at the biggest sale of the year in June we need helpers with strong backs to set up tables and unpack boxes for display.
If you plan a trip to the Front Range, take a load of books to a recycling facility.
To volunteer, please contact Erin Smith at 589-6161. 

Volunteers do not need to be a member of the Friends, although we encourage you to join our group and support the library.


"Messages from the Hidden Lake"

The Friends of the Alamosa Public Library is pleased to invite submissions for the sixth edition of its literary and art collection, Messages from the Hidden Lake. Creative writers and photographers of all ages may submit pieces for the volume, to be published in the fall. Submission deadline is May 15. Genre categories include poetry, short creative fiction and non-fiction, and black and white photography. There is a special category for full-color cover photography. Cash prizes will be awarded. Submission guidelines and entry forms are available online at: www.alamosalibrary.org.

"It's very exciting to be embarking on our sixth collection. We plan to make boxed sets of the firstl five volumes available," said Friends member Dr. Kristina Steinberg, who initiated the project. "4th year's book included work by a large group of school kids, who we hope will participate again this year."

If you wish to submit, please complete the Entry form .

Proceeds support expansion of the library's collection.

4 Editions of the "Messages from the Hidden Lake" Literary book are now available. You may purchase them from the library. The set of 4 editions is being sold as a set for $30. Our 5th edition will be available in November 2013.

ALAMOSA "From a land of clear skies, towering peaks, and ancient
waters" comes "Messages from the Hidden Lake", a literary and art
collection published by the Friends of the Alamosa Public Library.


Mission Statement:  

We are a group of patrons of the Alamosa Public Library who work to uphold the mission of the library, and to create paths between the community and the library. We encourage the giving of gifts, endowments, and bequests; support the library in providing services and developing facilities; and promote the use of the library resources. We believe access to information, knowledge, and cultural enrichment is essential to maintaining a free and civilized society.

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