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Celebrate the People of Rocky Mountain National Park!

The significance of Rocky Mountain National Park to the life of our local community can hardly be overstated. The Park is a source of both joy and adventure, as well a destination linked to our economic vitality. It helps to unify us to a common experience. And while its magnificent trails and scenery are etched into our minds, it is a place made equally unique through its people: the employees, contractors, volunteers, and their families who give their talents toward Rocky’s preservation, while creating opportunities for others to enjoy its natural treasures.

On Thursday, January 24, the Estes Valley Library will host an open-house and potluck dinner titled “Celebrate the People of Rocky Mountain National Park!”.  All the community is invited.

The public may drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Click here to RSVP.

Community members who are able are invited to bring a potluck dish to share. To stay in  keeping with the eco-friendly spirit of the Park, bring your own plates and utensils.

The program will include activities to celebrate the Park for all ages. The Library staff will lead a Rocky Mountain National Park-themed storytime in the Fireplace Corner at 5:15 pm. There will be a kids’ winter ecology program at 5:45 pm, led by Rocky Mountain Conservancy. And at 6:15 pm, local actor and librarian Kurtis Kelly will lead an Enos Mill living-history re-enactment. Attendees can also create their own RMNP-themed button.

The Library thanks Rocky Mountain Conservancy for being a partner in this event.

Among the five key goals of the Library’s current strategic plan is to “enable a greater sense of community.” That also calls for the Library to “partner in celebrations of civic life and village events.” Thursday’s special program is offered as an opportunity to support this important goal, which has been prioritized through community feedback.

Visit estesvalleylibrary.org for registration details. Thursday’s program will be held as scheduled regardless of whether the partial shutdown of the federal government has been resolved by that date.