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About Us

Our Mission Statement:

The mission of the Las Animas-Bent County Library District is to encourage reading at all levels, to provide a safe and attractive environment, to provide access to and to encourage usage of current technology, to inform as well as to entertain, and to provide access to public information.


The Library serves a diverse community with a friendly, knowledgeable, and innovative staff, using community resources to enhance our services.

Board of Trustees:

Marian Collins - President

Members: Susan Waring, Jessica Tomlin, Barb Shively, Leslie Pointon

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Karen Leck:






Volunteers & Support

We offer free and reduced books for sale on the shelf near our front door!


Without the support of our community, we would not be able to operate. We serve thousands of Bent County citizens every year for everything from students, job searches, connecting people, offering dozens of programs and services, and more. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the library and complete an application.

Donations are also appreciated! We are always seeking donations for our care corner, which is a place for our community members to obtain free food and necessities. We use yarn donations to make hats and scarfs. Public speakers, people who can teach classes, or even 'helpers' at activities make all of the difference for us. Even coming and enjoying one of our fundraisers aids us in offering free programming. Please consider becoming a volunteer! 

About Our Website

Thank you for visiting our website. Our goal was to provide our patrons with a user-friendly resource where they could find the information and resources that they want and need. Feedback, suggestions, and the reporting of errors can be made via the contact form Below. All images are subject to copyright and are licensed to this specific site ONLY. Please request permission before using Images.

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