Aguilar Public Library

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Located in Aguilar, Colorado, at 146 West Main St., Aguilar, CO 81020-0578.

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00AM-2:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00pm-6:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

In the late 1960′s, the Aguilar community with a US Department of Labor Jobs and Training Program called, Operation Mainstream, re-purposed what was once the Morris Pitti Opera House into a community center and, utilizing over 50,000 red bricks from the top floor walls, the public library attached to the east side.
For the past half century the library has been lovingly managed by a local board of trustees and various dedicated library directors. The Town of Aguilar has staunchly supported this library financially, and owns and maintains the buildings.
To visit, take Highway 25 in southern Colorado, exit on either Aguilar exit. Drive into town and turn west on Main St. The last building on the south side of Main is the Library and Community Center.

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COLLECTIONS

Our shelves are a treasure trove of literary discoveries! From classics to the most current publications in adult fiction, nonfiction, large print, and paperbacks.

 

Local History

Several years ago, the Aguilar Public Library decided to collect printed material directly related to our local, southern Colorado area and it’s rich history. We now have a wonderful collection of books about our coal mining roots and about the wonderful people who have lived and worked in our area. The Apishipa Valley Historical Society has made their quality publications available to our library patrons as well.

History books


Children and Young Adult

  • Hundreds of wonderful children’s books are arranged according to reading level grace the entry area of the library, from beginning readers to level 5.
  • A comprehensive collection for young adult readers is kept up-to-date with new publications selected to delight and inspire.
  • A wide selection of classic children’s literature is available to pass on the joyful reading from past generations.

childrens books

RESOURCES

The world of information at your fingertips!

HISTORY:

In conjunction with the Apishipa Valley Historical Society, there are fantastic resources for those who are interested in the unique history of Southern Colorado.another old library photo

TECHNOLOGY:

We have FREE wi fi available at the library and community center.

Aguilar’s small library boasts fast, high powered internet access through several desktop computers and laptops for patron use in the library. A black and white copier and printer are available for a small fee.

Computer Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact  Linn G. Baker, Library Director

Linn G. Baker, Library Director

146 West Main/ P.O. Box 578
Aguilar, Colorado 81020-0578
aglibaker12@gmail.com

Tel: 719-941-4426

 

Links to More Resources:

Jobs For Teens HQ

Spanish Peaks Library District

Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad

Apishipa Valley Historical Society

Aguilar Public Library Facebook

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Family Search

OverDrive App

Book Wizard

Homeless & Low Income Student Resources

Senior Advisor

Technical Education