Alamosa Rotary funds several library projects

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce a partnership with the Alamosa Friends of the Library and the City of Alamosa to fund several projects thanks to the recent receipt of a Rotary District 5470 grant.

This delightful new mural, a work-in-progress at the Friends’ Spines book storage building, is one of the grant projects. The building is located behind the post office, near the Cole Park skate park. Painted by artist Judith Boyd the mural will prompt community interest in the Friends and encourage participation at their used-book sales, a major revenue generator for the non-profit group.

Other projects to be funded by the $9,000 Rotary grant include additional Book Nook shelving in the library for used-book sales, and purchase of a small, mobile library that will be taken to events throughout Alamosa County to encourage reading and literacy. 

To learn more about Friends of the Library attend a meeting at the library on the third Tuesday of each month, ask at the library or visit the City of Alamosa website.

In its efforts to encourage early childhood literacy the Rotary Club periodically gathers good used-books from the Friends and refurbishes them for distribution to children at local medical clinics. The installation of Story Walk at the library and the Alamosa elementary school have also been supported by the Rotary Club.

Rotary International sponsors projects such as the goal to eliminate polio worldwide by 2018, as well as the pursuit of worthwhile projects at the district and local levels. To find out more about Rotary International visit  For more information about the Alamosa Rotary Club visit our Facebook page or call Club President Dean Swift at 719-588-2357. The club meets Mondays at noon at Juanito’s in Alamosa.

Caption: Posed in front of the mural at the Alamosa Friends of the Library’s Spines book storage building are Judith Boyd, Alamosa Rotarian Suzanne DeVore and Alamosa Public Library Manager Salai Taylor. Courtesy photo