Inspired by the mission of the Little Free Library movement, the Clear Creek County Library District has partnered with Loveland Ski Area to promote literacy and the love of reading, all while sparking a sense of community around the sharing of books. Three Little Free Libraries, built by Library District staff and volunteers, were installed at both base lodges at the Loveland Ski Area, as well as in the on-mountain Ptarmigan Roost Cafe.
Loveland Ski Area is the first ski area to provide this free amenity to its visitors, and the on-mountain Little Free Library is slated to be the highest elevated of the tens of thousands of little libraries worldwide. Ptarmigan Roost Cafe is perched at 12,050’ above sea level!
Each Little Free Library houses dozens of books from a range of genres and reading levels, and patrons are welcome to help themselves to books or to leave books behind for others to enjoy. Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared via Little Free Libraries. To learn more about the Little Free Library movement, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
The Library District supports ten other Little Free Libraries and hopes to continue to expand the program by adding more, especially in the more rural areas of Clear Creek County. With only two library branches in the county, the District is committed to providing access to reading materials in as many ways as possible, even to those living in the most remote reaches of our County. The partnership with Loveland made perfect sense for this goal and for a county abounding with outdoor activities.
The Clear Creek County Library District is a public library district in Clear Creek County, Colorado, with the mission to empower its community through literacy, human connection, and equal access to resources. Visit www.clearcreeklibrary.org for more information.