Author: Susan Matthews

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Thank you to all of our patrons who showed patience with our recent carpet remodel and understanding that we couldn't carpet an entire library in... [Read More]
The benefits of the HPV vaccine still outweigh any potential harms. [Read More]
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At the library we have a box sitting on the front desk where you may name the book you liked best in 2017. [Read More]
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It seems every time I turn on my computer or log in to my email account, I am bombarded by "cyber week sale" ads. They... [Read More]
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This past week an event and some interactions got me thinking about and reacquainting myself with the Colorado Library Law, making sure my staff was... [Read More]
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Ever since Donald Trump descended that escalator in his Fifth Avenue skyscraper, the media has been obsessed with adjudicating his mental health. Durin ... [Read More]
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We had our fall book sale Saturday. A huge thank you goes out to staff member TaAnna and all the volunteers who put time in... [Read More]
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During the week of Sept. 10-16, libraries around the world will take part in a grassroots celebration referred to as "Outside the Lines – Libraries... [Read More]
The stories we tell ourselves have more of an impact than science. [Read More]
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USA, 2017. [Read More]
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No need to even go outside. [Read More]
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Recently my husband and I took our kids to a concert in Denver. Ever since our kids were little we have made it a priority... [Read More]
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The posters are not just looking for a personal assistant. They are looking for a mom. [Read More]
"Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity … even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind" – Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).Historically,... [Read More]
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Summer is quickly slipping away. We couldn't wait for the long, lazy summer days and nights, yet each year the days seem to speed up... [Read More]
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Fact, opinion or propaganda? At the library patrons sometimes ask us to look into whether information they have heard on the news, on the radio,... [Read More]
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I was asked to write an article this month on how the library saves money. It's an interesting topic, as you will see. Let's look... [Read More]
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Why didn't Trump talk about climate change in his huge speech on climate change? He doesn't think it matters. [Read More]
In two weeks the official summer break for Salida's students will begin. At the library, we have been busy developing summer program offerings for these... [Read More]
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A man was brutally dragged off of a United Airlines flight late Sunday night, and normal human beings were justifiably appalled. It may be true,... [Read More]
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