"Messages from the Hidden Lake" 7th Edition

Cover by Bailey Curtis

Entry by Jody Johnson


Entry by Dakota Perrin

Entry by Larry J. Vigil

Alamosa Public Library

The Friends of Alamosa Public Library

Friends of the Library Meetings


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

Upcoming Sales in 2016
Plan ahead for our sales in 2016!  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. 

2016 Book Sale Schedule

May 7, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 3, 2016 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 4, 2016 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Weekend of the Summerfest on the Rio)

July 9, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August 6, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

September 2, 2016 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
September 3, 2016 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(W/E of the Early Iron Festival Car Show)

October 1, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 5, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Special Holiday Sale)

Do you have books to donate?

Donate books year-round by bringing them to the Library or by calling Rhonda Borders at 580-2010 (April-October) 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!


I would like to Join Friends of the Library!

To join Friends of the Library, return the APPLICATION FORM to Alamosa Public Library with appropriate dues. You will receive a yearly membership card which gives you 20% discount on purchases at the book sales and late fees on your library account are forgiven.

The Friends always need good volunteers to help with hauling or unpacking boxes, setting up tables, sorting, shelving, advertising and book collection, or recycling. 


"Messages from the Hidden Lake"

The Friends of the Alamosa Public Library is pleased to invite submissions for the eighth 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 June 1, 2016. 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 eighth collection" stated Friends member Dr. Kristina Steinberg, who initiated the project.

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

Proceeds support expansion of the library's collection.

7 Editions of the "Messages from the Hidden Lake" Literary book are now available. You may purchase them from the library. The set of 7 editions is being sold as a set for $60. Our 8th edition will be released around Novemer 2016.

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.

Friends' By Laws

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