The Library will close at 5:00 pm today, September 20, for the Library Friends & Foundation Annual Membership Meeting.


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Volunteering at the Estes Valley Library

Volunteers are valuable partners in the Library’s Mission to bring people, ideas and opportunities together for our community.  The library proudly hosts one of the most well-established and successful volunteer programs in the Estes Valley. Library volunteers contribute more than 5,000 hours of valuable service annually.

Working under the supervision of staff, volunteers can be found in all departments of the library. Some volunteers work in regular positions and others give their time to special programs or short-term projects.


Available volunteer postings are announced here. If there are no current openings, applications will be kept on file for a year from the date of the application.

Current Volunteer Postings:


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For more information e-mail: or call: 970 586 8116 x838.

Volunteer Spotlight:  Bob Aiken

Bob and Kerry Aiken have been an integral and valued part of our library team for many years. Kerry spent 25 years as Children’s Librarian and Program Supervisor before retiring in 2015. Bob has helped with building projects for the children’s program and has been the voice behind many puppet shows! You may also have seen him around town at different events as the beloved dog “Bruiser”. Currently Bob takes care of the large amount of library recycling. Bob loads and transports materials to regional facilities, helping the Library maintain its commitment to ecology and environmental stewardship.

Bob grew up in a small farming community in Illinois. He later studied elementary education and art in Iowa and then theater in grad school. He and Kerry moved to Estes in 1987. They have a daughter and 2 grandchildren who live in Fort Collins.

Bob has traveled extensively with his puppet shows and Bruiser. He now enjoys managing 300 acres of forest in Estes Park (yes that’s right – three HUNDRED).

When asked what Bob appreciates about volunteering, he says that in the beginning there was a need he could fill for a cause he believed in. “I love the vibe of a library and Estes Park’s is as good as it gets,” says Bob. We know for a fact that our Library would not be the place it is without Bob and so many dedicated volunteers like him. Thank you Bob!


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