Saturday, August 14, 2010
Rocky Mountain Land Library
Link to August 14 Los Angeles Times article, "Creating a unique library in Colorado".
Excerpt: It lies about two hours from Denver, in the high mountain grasslands that have recently been designated a National Heritage Area. If all the details are worked out with local officials, the Buffalo Peaks Ranch, founded in 1861, will become home to the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Land Library.
Jeff Lee and his wife Ann Martin, longtime staff members at the famed Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver, are behind the Rocky Mountain Land Library project. They were inspired by St. Deinio's Library in North Wales to create a space for scholarship, contemplation, reading and writing, all in connection with the land itself.
Lee and Martin have collected more than 20,000 volumes focused on nature, the environment, history, literature, western land issues, archeology and the cultures that have passed through the region. If plans go forward, they will be housed in a library constructed with and around the ranch buildings and barns on the site.