Library, center cooperating on programs

       The Old Colorado City Library and the Westside Community Center have worked out a plan for the next couple of months. On Thursdays, from June 2 to July 21, the library will organize a summer reading program… and hold it at the center, 1628 W. Bijou St.
       The library has also scheduled a special program at the center this month - Bruce Black, presenting “The Magic of Reading” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28.
       A March library event at the center (Inspector Magic) drew more than 50 people, according to library manager Jocelyne Sansing. If it had been at the library, it would have been in the smallish downstairs community room, which would have been “uncomfortable” with that many people, she said. “It's a good problem to have, that we're drawing more attendees than our space can hold.”
       Off and on, over the past several years, the library has reserved space at the center for its more popular events, but those were just “swoop in, swoop out” kinds of arrangements, Sansing explained. “There wasn't much crossover the rest of the year. This will help. We have a lot of patrons who don't use the center, so it's a good crossover for both organizations.”
       Dick Siever the Westside Center director, had a similar take. “This is just perfect,” he said. “We have the space and they've got programs bursting at the seams.”
       The library contact person is Jason Stewart at 634-1698 or

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