The library is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Wearing a mask in the library is optional. As per federal and state guidelines, it is recommended that you wear a mask if unvaccinated to help ensure the health and safety of friends and neighbors.

A History of Chaffee County Schools: 1860 - 1986

A History of Chaffee County Schools, 1860-1986, was researched and organized by the Chaffee County Extension Homemaker Council. The history includes schools in Lake County, which encompassed what is now Chaffee County, prior to 1880. It includes the school districts of Granite, Centerville, Poncha Springs, Maysville, Adobe Park, Free Gold, Salida, Alpine, Buena Vista, Garfield, Riverside, St. Elmo, Nathrop, Pinion Grove, Vicksburg, Pine Creek, Hancock, Turret, Heywood Springs, Gas Creek, Monarch, Cleora, Newitt, Sand Park, Clear Creek, Mt. Princeton (Maxwell Park), Berrian/Wild Horse, Cleora/Wellsville, Valley View, and Browns Creek.