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Friends of the Library


The Friends of the Alamosa Public Library are now accepting submissions to the 13th edition of its literary and art collection, Messages from the Hidden Lake.

This literary and art collection is produced by Friends of the Alamosa Public Library. It showcases work by Colorado authors and artists. Creative writers and artists of all ages may submit pieces for the volume, to be published in the Spring.

12 Editions of the “Messages from the Hidden Lake” Literary book are now available. To be a part of the new 13th edition of our literacy and art collection click here



Friends Book Bike in the 2018 4th of July Parade
Book Bike presented to the City Council  2017

Friends of the Library will be participating in the Parade again this year.

We will have the Book Bike decorated. We need walkers who will give out Friends of the Library coupons for FREE books from “Spines” (Friends book shed where we have our book sales).  The coupons can be handed out to parents and children alike! You can dress up!

If you are interested in being a part of the fun, please call Allyn (719-588-9410) and let us know before June 28th. Allyn will give you information on where and what time to meet that day!


Read the new book in the ‘StoryWalk’ in Cole Park.



Book Sale News

Visit the Friends of the Library Book Nook located inside the library.  The Library  hours: Mon. – Fri. 9-6 p.m. and Saturday 10-2 p.m.

Our first book sale for 2021 will be May 8, 2021.

See schedule below for other sale dates.

We are accepting larger donations by appointment: call Allyn at 719-588-9410.  Drop off will be at the Friends of the Library’s “Spines” building.  Small donations (up to 20 books) can be taken to the Library (call 719-589-6592).


2021 Book Sale Schedule

Schedule subject to change

(To volunteer, complete this form and return it to the library)

May 8, 2021       9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 5, 2021      9 am. to 2 p.m.

July 10, 2021    9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aug. 7, 2021      9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sept. 4, 2021    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oct. 2, 2021       9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov.  2021     TBA

Call Allyn Lewis 719-588-9410 to make an appointment to Shop or deliver donations at ‘Spines’.

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.


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.

Help with projects or events like:


Volunteer opportunities:
Ride the Book Bike
Book sales
Little Free Library
Book Nook
Volunteer in the Library
Book collection & sorting
Literary & art collection “Messages from the Hidden Lake” committee
Repurpose Library Craft Days
Read at Evergreen Nursing Home