Category Archives: Adult

Art in the Library

The Ridgway Library is pleased to offer its space to emerging and established artists and artisans to display their work to the community.

Individual artists who are Ouray County residents, as well as artists who are affiliated with Ouray County art groups, are invited to exhibit works which may include paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels), photography, sculpture, fiber arts, and other art/craft forms.

Those interested in displaying their work at the library should contact: Janice Rogers

Join us for
Art @ the Ridgway Library!
Opening Reception
4:00 to 7:00 pm


January 14th
Wednesday Women

March 11th
Teen Show

May 13th
Melissa McChristian, Lisa Westlund, Janice Rogers,
Chance & Hayes Zimmerman

July 8th
Black Canyon Artists

September 9th
Rita Pacheco

November 11th
Ouray County Community Art Show

Puzzles & Board Games

The Ridgway Public Library is happy to provide puzzles and games to our community. Please take and enjoy something from the shelf. We appreciate that you return any items borrowed to the front desk, when you are no longer using them. These puzzles and games won’t have barcodes for checking out. We will be using the honor system. If you would like to contribute to this area of the library feel free to bring any donations to the front desk. We ask that you don’t place any puzzles or games in the outside drop box as we don’t want an item to open up or get stuck in the bin, which would cause an issue of lost pieces, etc.

Thank you from the Ridgway Public Library Staff

Seed Lending Library

Seed Lending Library

We are proud to be a part of a growing movement of seed preservation. All across the country, and even the world, public libraries are becoming a haven for the preservation of rare, heirloom seeds. Ridgway Library has a corner set aside for patrons to come in and check out quality, organic, heirloom seeds.

We encourage patrons to try and save seeds from a few of their stronger plants – thus strengthening the vigor and vitality of seeds grown in our region. Those seeds can then be planted next year, resulting in plants that have genetically adapted to our region!

The Library offers annual free Seed-Saving classes and bi-annual Seed Swaps to encourage this ancient practice of saving seeds. It is our wish that the seeds that we save last for generations.

We wish to thank the following companies for their generous donations to the Ridgway Seed Library. Please support these vendors as you plant your gardens.