Southwest La Plata Library District

Ballot #6D Passed!

Our Mission

Serving The Community

The Southwest La Plata Library District is a citizens' group dedicated to promoting lifelong learning in this rural community.  By securing adequate, sustainable funding for the Sunnyside Public Library and the Fort Lewis Mesa Public Library we will provide access to materials and activities that will enrich the lives of our community.

libraries are important because they:

  • Provide internet access to patrons without reliable home internet access
  • Provide educational, cultural, & social meeting places for all ages
  • Provide resources for preschoolers to senior citizens, homeschoolers to English language learners
  • Offer a variety of books, audio & visual media, activities & programs for free
  • Maintain collections of local history & stories
  • Build strong & positive connections within our communities
  • Are affordable, accessible, vital centers of our rural communities

What's to love in our libraries?

  • Books
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Internet
  • Rural Connections
  • Interactive Programs
  • Games
  • Local History
  • Public Meeting Places
  • FUN! 

In 2017, over 8,000 people visited the Sunnyside Branch Library and over 5,000 people visited Fort Lewis Mesa. Between the two libraries, over 13,000 items were checked out to community members.  And almost 4,000 people participated in community events held at the libraries.

How you Can Help

Here are some things you can do to keep Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa Public Libraries open:

  • TALK to your neighbors and spread the word
  • SHARE information on your favorite social media site and remember to use #swlplibrarydistrict 
  • DONATE to fund the libraries
  • ATTEND Library District events and board meetings
  • REACH OUT and let us know if you have other ideas

Help Our Cause

Every little bit helps. With your support and contributions we will save Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa Public Libraries. Thank you for your generous donation. 

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