Fort Lewis Mesa Librarian’s Welcome

FORT LEWIS MESA OPEN BY APPOINTMENT. CURBSIDE SERVICE CONTINUES

Fort Lewis Mesa Branch Library is open by appointment Monday through Friday.
2:15 to 2:30PM is reserved for families who are picking up students.
2:30-3:30PM is reserved for our vulnerable patrons.
Hours for the general public are from 3:30-7:00.

Please call ahead to schedule your visit.

For those patrons who wish to maintain social distancing, curbside service will continue to be offered during library hours.

You can request materials by calling the library at 588-3331 ext. 3802 or emailing at chris.conrad.swlpld@gmail.com. You can request general subject matter, or specific titles, or opt for Librarian’s Surprise.

You can pick up your materials from the pick-up bin or by calling the library from the parking lot and we’ll bring your materials out to you. You may also return previously checked out material in the return bin. Both bins will be located by the front door. 

Don’t have a library card? You can fill out our library card application or by phone 970-588-3331 ext. 3802 . 

We’re happy to be serving you again!

2020 Summer Reading Program’s Student Authored Books

New Adult Materials, August 2020

New Young Adult Materials, August 2020

Welcome to Fort Lewis Mesa Public Library!

Here at the branch we provide a warm, safe, welcoming environment for community members to find interesting, informative and entertaining materials to enrich their lives. We’re happy to see you and even happier to help you find what you are looking for. Stop in and take advantage of this community resource.

We’re here for you!

Mrs. Chris Conrad,
Fort Lewis Mesa Public Library – Library Manager  

11274 Colorado State Hwy. 140
Hesperus, Colorado, 81326

Phone (970) 588-3331 ext. 3802 
chris.conrad.swlpld@gmail.com

Here are some helpful links:
Durango Library’s Search Engine
Fort Lewis Library is transitioning from Destiny to the AspenCat library system, this transition should be complete by August 7th. Please call Chris at the library for further details .

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the library hours?
>>> Due to COVID-19 we are adhering to all sanitation and distancing guidelines. <<<
Normally, Fort Lewis Mesa Public Library is open Monday through Friday from 1:00PM – 7:00PM.
How do I get a library card?
Please bring a photo ID and proof of address. Library cards are free. We also have Courtesy Cards for those without a physical address or who will be in our area for an extended stay.
What is our overdue fines policy?
We do not charge fines.
Patrons are only charged replacement cost for lost or damaged items.
How many items can I check out?
Enough
Do you have a computer I can use?
Yes!
Can I scan or print at the library?
Yes!
Is there wi-fi access?
Yes!
Can we come hang out at the library?
Of course. Please come browse, use computers, use your own electronic devices, read, play with the Legos, puppets, train, or board games.
What is there for my children to do at the library?
In addition to books to read, we have puppets, wooden blocks, a wooden train, Lego table, board game and jigsaw puzzles to use.
Are there any special programs?
During the school year, we have Storytime every Wednesday at 2:30.
We read several books on a theme and then do a related craft or activity.
In the summer, the library sponsors the Summer Reading Program.
We host the Ornament Extravaganza in December.
This is a make-and-take community drop-in event.
We hope to add more adult and family programs in the upcoming months.
Can I donate books?
Yes! Please see the Friends of the Library page for specific guidelines.
Books may be dropped off at the library.
How can I contact the library?
Our phone number is 970-588-3331.
Or you can email, chris.conrad.swlpld@gmail.com
How can I contact the Friends of the Library?
Email, friends.swlpld@gmail.com
How can I contact the SWLP Library District Board of Trustees?
Email, swlplibrary@gmail.com
How can I contact the SWLPLD Website team?
Email, webpage.swlpld@gmail.com