May '23 Newsletter



Greetings Friends,

We have been very active with friends and events!! Happy Spring!!


Recap of Recent Events

Sip, Shop and Swap

The Friends of the Library Foundation sponsored our second Sip, Shop, and Swap event at Words of Windsor on March 14. We had so much fun - seeing friends old and new as well as sharing good books. Thank you to Sam at Words of Windsor.

Author Talk

The Friends and Foundation of the Clearview Library has been very busy since the beginning of the year.

Our 2022 "Kathy Murphy Speaker Series" on April 22nd featured Nina Jones Kunze, a local Colorado author. Nina shared highlights and insights of her book, "Anna Wolfrom Dove and the Wigwam Tea Room". Anna was a single woman homesteader in Estes Park who ran a Tea Room that was a Rocky Mountain gem in Estes Park. Nina’s carefully researched account of this remarkable woman and her contributions that helped shape Estes Park lured many local history buffs to attend as well as those who love Estes Park, Rocky Mountain Park and, women’s history and tea!


The Arts & Heritage Center hosted Nina's historical talk; afterwards, High Tea with plated confections (from Windsor Lake Coffee) was served with attendees enjoying conversation, getting their books signed and meeting the author.



The F&F Board celebrated National Library Week

The Friends and Foundation Board treated the Library staff to a coffee truck on National Library Workers day.

Library staff enjoying the coffee treats!

A big thank you to Becky with Espresso on the Move Coffee Truck!

Instead of the "What is your Favorite Book?" column this time, we have a list of some of the F&F Board's recent favorite books!!

Joann - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt and The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman

Beth - Hester by Albanese, The Lioness by Bohjalian

Tami - The Main by Nita Prose, This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

ToniRae - Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld and The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

Jenny - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Erica - The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine and How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell


Interview with a Friend

An Interview with Jennifer Swanson, Friend since 2021.
1) What is your first memory of visiting a library?
My first memories of a library are from 5 or 6 years old; we would visit the library to read, and then check out stacks of books. The best part of these trips, though, was stopping at Dairy Queen for a dilly bar afterwards. As I grew older, I remember visiting this same library for school research projects, including a very important diorama on yaks in 2nd grade.
2) What do you think is the most unique part of the Clearview Library District? About the Windsor-Severance Library? The Bookmobile?
I love the wide variety of programming that is available, and how these programs for kids and adults bring us all together as a community. I love visiting a program and meeting people who I might not have run into by myself.
3) What part of the new library renovation are you most excited about?
I'm loving the new children's and teen's spaces! They look very inviting, and I know my kids will love them.
4) What is your favorite section of the library (nonfiction, DVDs, new releases, young adult, etc)?
I am primarily a nonfiction reader. I particularly love a good history or science book, and preferably one so thick it's a danger to read in bed.
5) What book is on your coffee table/bed stand right now? How many books are underneath it, and are the books read or unread?
There are about 7 books on my nightstand right now, all unread except the top book. There's everything from a book on meditation to a history of the world with a memoir and a book on the science of trails in between!


The Clearview Library's 2023 Summer Reading Program starts May 30 and runs through July 29! Get involved and check it out here!!

  • Jennifer Whittington
    published this page in Newsletters 2023-08-07 21:33:53 -0600