Summer Reading Challenge:

We’re up to 220,407 minutes, with a goal of 238,900 total reading minutes. Log your reading time.

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 8,000 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.  For more information e-mail: or call: 970 586 8116 x838.

Read about our Library’s Organizational Values



Library Volunteer Postings

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Volunteer Spotlight

Liz Zornes

Meet the amazing Liz Zornes, Among her many civic activities, Liz serves on the Library’s Board of Trustees and as a tutor with the Library’s English Language Learners program. Liz also volunteers at Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the  Library Friends & Foundation.

As a child, Liz got to experience life in many different communities. Originally from Texas, her family relocated to Arizona after she finished first grade, then continued to move. Liz went to 11 different schools in 11 years, living in 4 different states.

Traveling must be in the blood because Liz and her husband have visited many different locales including Africa, France, Greece, Italy, Thailand among others. Recalling their hike to the top of Africa’s  Mt. Kilimanjaro, Liz says: “…seeing the melting snows on the top of the mountain made me a firm believer in climate change and the devastating effects it has had on our planet. We loved the warmth and kindness of the people of Africa and would love to go back there.”

When she’s not volunteering at the Library and other places in the community, Liz loves to hike, paint (with oils), do crossword puzzles and play pickleball and volleyball. She also reads and among her favorite books are: To Kill A Mockingbird and Nicholas Nickleby.

When asked what she appreciates about volunteering at the Library, Liz’s response was: “I feel that the Library is the hub of our community and that it offers any number of exciting and fulfilling programs for our residents and visitors. Volunteering at the Library is a passion for me and I always want to be able to give back to an organization that does so much for all of us.”

Thank you Liz. We are truly grateful to you for sharing your passion and gifts with our community.