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Posted on: April 9, 2021

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Library Community Champion

The Durango Public Library Advisory Board is accepting nominations for the 2021 Library Community Champion Award. Applications are available at or at the library information table, adjacent to the stairwell. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 4. 

Recognizing that the success of any public library is enhanced and sustained by dedicated citizens, the Library Advisory Board will single out certain individuals for their commitment through the Library Community Champion initiative. This distinction honors individuals’ singular achievement on behalf of the Library and, in turn, the community. 

Nominees’ contributions should include:

  • Serving as role models for dedication and service to the Durango Public Library. 
  • Expending significant time, energy and commitment on behalf of the Library and its patrons. 
  • Providing outstanding service and benefit to the Library. 

"The Library Community Champion award celebrates both the spirit and value of volunteerism to our library,” said Bill LeMaire, chair of the Library Advisory Board.   “I wish we could give this distinction to all of our volunteers but, in a way, the outstanding individual we do honor celebrates everyone who loves and works for this extraordinary library.”

Previous award recipients include former library volunteer Lynne Hardy, former Library Advisory Board members Bev Darmour and Steve Redding, and Friends of the Library Board members Nancy Peake and Maile Kane. 

For more information, contact Sandy Irwin, library director, at (970) 375-3389 or the advisory board at


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