This December, the Rocky Mountain Land Library will be asking for your support as we continue to create a network of place-based libraries along the South Platte River, from the headwaters of South Park’s Buffalo Peaks Ranch to Denver’s Globeville neighborhood.
Our goal for this next month is twofold:
- 1) to raise $20,000 to support Land Library programs and projects at both ends of the South Platte River, and
- 2) to spend the month, day by day, sharing our 2021 plans on social media. Along the way, we would love to hear your hopes, dreams and ideas too!
Each week will have a specific theme, and of course, we’ll keep sharing great books too. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and through future email newsletters. We’re excited about December’s schedule!
December 1-5, South Park’s Buffalo Peaks Ranch, and more on establishing a place-based residential library at a historic Colorado ranch. Each day we’ll explore a special aspect of the ranch; it’s history, the Middle Fork of the South Platte River, the classes we’ve had, and the one’s we are planning. We’ll also share more on the various Land Library collections that will have their own special places across the ranch, including a Native American Library and others devoted to art, natural history, and ranching.
December 6-12, Renovating the Cooks House (thanks to over a thousand Kickstarter donors), and creating a special library devoted to food and land, from seed and soil, to global food traditions across the world. We’ll talk about the renovation process and progress, and feature many amazing volunteers that are getting the work done!
December 13-19, The ranch’s new Young Readers Library: We’ll explore the shelves of the ranch’s new library, and describe some of the kids programming that’s being planned for Buffalo Peaks Ranch.
December 20-26, Nature In The City: We have lots to share about what’s being planned in Globeville, our Denver branch located on the banks of the South Platte River. The Rocky Mountain Land Library is so excited to have an inner-city location. We’ll talk more about this incredible opportunity to help tell the story of nature and the land from an urban and rural perspective — along the same river no less!