Who doesn’t enjoy a good story?

Storytime at the Stuffie Sleepover, Wednesday night, Dec. 21, one of the many community events hosted by the Ignacio Community Library.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Cheyenne Munns | ICL

This past Wednesday, 82 local “stuffies” came and spent the night at the Ignacio Community Library. Yes, you read that right, 82 of them. They had a wonderful time getting into mischief; they watched a movie, had a story time with the Grinch, made and ate popcorn and took a nap on the library shelves. It’s a magical night at ICL and the staff and volunteers love catching their antics on film and putting together a picture book for kids (and stuffies) to take home.  

We love to see the looks on children’s faces when they see pictures of what their stuffie has done. And the chance to watch parents watching their child is priceless for the library staff. It’s certainly one of my favorite days of the year! We’ve got some lovely events planned for the upcoming year as well.  

In January the Friends of the Library are hosting Denim & Diamonds, a gala fundraiser. There will be food and drinks, a silent auction, and Durango based musician Adam Swanson performing. A highlight of the evening will be the numerous local artists available to share their work and talk with attendees about their art. Tickets are available at the library service desk.  

In February we’ll offering local amateur sleuths the opportunity to practice their detective skills at a mystery dinner where local folks will take on the role of various characters while others will be attempting to solve a “whodunit.” It’s a fun event for adults in the community who enjoy acting and those who enjoy a good mystery.  

In March we’ll have some women’s history events that you won’t want to miss. Author Tekkla Denison Miller will spend some time with us talking about her book, “The Warden Wore Pink.” 

The library is full of magical stories to take you away to a different place, a different time, or even a different world. Stop by and see us this winter, won’t you?  

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