One on One Help: Book-a-Librarian

Book-A-Librarian appointments may be booked by calling the library at (970) 586-8116, press 3, or by going to the calendar at and registering at the appropriate time as indicated below. Note that most appointments are 30 minutes long and are usually conducted in a library study room.



A librarian will show current or prospective business owners and entrepreneurs the many resources available to help inform them in how to draft a business plan or to use library databases to assess and research potential competitors, determine if there is a market, and how to build a marketing list. Also offers insights into free local business consulting opportunities.

A librarian will help identify the participant’s favorite type of reading experience and offer guidance in how best to search for reading material in the suited category—using the library catalog, online resources, and guided browsing.

A librarian will show the various resources available to help in assessing a participant’s career interests, how to write a winning resume, and practice skills for interviewing—including print materials and online resources.

Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
Librarian: Cheryl Homan-Wendell


Digital Collections

For members who wish to learn about our services for electronic books (cloudLibrary, Libby, OverDrive, and hoopla), downloadable Audio Books (Libby, OverDrive, and hoopla), and downloadable music and video (hoopla). Librarians will show you how these services work on your device(s) and provide the knowledge necessary for using the service including logging on to a wireless network, downloading apps, and using the service(s).

Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.
Librarian: Kathleen Kase

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Librarian: Jamie Murphy

Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.
Librarian: Wendy Corcoran

Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Librarian: Gretel Bock

Genealogical Research Assistance

Have you reached a road block in your genealogical research? Meet one-on-one with a member of the Estes Park Genealogical Society to discuss solutions and regain momentum.
-Appointment form coming soon-

Brand new to genealogical research? Stop by a Genealogical Society monthly meeting, held every second Thursday at the Library at 4:00 p.m.

Catalog Searching & Managing Your Library Account

The library catalog is a powerful tool! A librarian will show the participant how to search the catalog effectively for successful results. Also included is an overview of how to renew materials online and place holds on materials.

Librarian: Peggy Moore
Phone: (970) 586-8116 ext. 816
Please call or email for an appointment


Advanced Directives: What’s Your Plan, Estes Park?

The Estes Valley Library is partnering with the Estes Park Medical Center’s Home Health Care & Hospice Group and the Larimer Advance Care Planning Team to bring you this Advance Directives series. Give your family and yourself the best gift you can give; ensure that your end-of-life wishes are communicated to those that need to know. Click here for more information and to request an appointment.


Research Assistance

Can’t find the information you need? Need help with a research project? If so, we’re here to help! A librarian can meet with you, one-on-one, to discuss and explore your research ideas. We can

  • help focus your topic, and provide general suggestions on how to proceed with research
  • guide you to appropriate sources for your research
  • answer your bibliographic questions
  • help you search our catalog and databases
  • help you explore topics of interest and print articles for you to peruse


Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Librarian: Gretel Bock


Grants for Nonprofits

Jill will instruct the participant in how best to search the grants databases that showcase thousands of state and national foundations that offer grants to nonprofits. Instruction will also showcase the resource assistance of the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center—and networking opportunities with other nonprofits and grant seekers.

Phone: (970) 480-7805
Please call or email for an appointment


Technical Assistance

Need a guide for navigating the complex world of technology? We can help you with your computer skills, iPad, smart phone, eReader, email, social media, video chat, internet, and finding websites and apps that interest you. We can provide follow-up to a library technology class.

Please note that “Technical Assistance” appointments are not intended to resolve technical problems you may be having with a device.

If you are specifically looking for assistance with one of the library Digital Collections, downloadable books, audio books or video, please make a one-on-one “Digital Collections: Book-a-Librarian appointment.

Days and times vary on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Librarian: Diana Laughlin
(see calendar for availability)

Thursday, 2:00 p.m.
Librarian: Allison Cavis

Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Librarian: Mark Riffle


Interlibrary Loan

A librarian will offer instruction in how to use the interlibrary loan service to access the millions of materials available from other libraries. The session will teach members to use the free service in-library or from home.

Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.
Librarian: Wendy Corcoran


Spanish Translation

For English-language learners who need assistance in filling out forms or job applications. For native English speakers who need limited assistance drafting a brief correspondence or notice into Spanish.
Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Librarian: Gretel Bock

College Planning

Schedule a one-on-one session with Kaye Orten, a retired administrator in higher education.  Orten has served as Vice Chancellor for Student Financial Services at the University of Colorado and has vast experience working within the college admissions process.  In these one hour sessions you may ask questions, learn about college admissions, and get the details you and your family need to get your Teen to college.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.