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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

It's always a good time to talk about, think about, and do the things necessary to improve our mental well-being and that of our loved ones.  This month, the Library reminds you of the many resources we have to help start those conversations and improve those habits.

We have scores of books, DVDs, and other materials to help you answer questions, identify symptoms, and determine next steps related to securing positive mental health for you and those around you.  Uncomfortable asking for help locating those materials? Our librarians have created this Tough Topics brochure of sensitive topics and their corresponding Dewey numbers to help you locate them on your own. But please remember, we are here to help you find whatever information you need, and your Library is a judgment-free zone.

Also, watch for activities and events every day in September supported and/or sponsored by Supporting Action for Mental Health, our local organization dedicated to addressing the problems and reducing the stigma associated with mental wellness.

Finally, here are some of the resources and events at your Library that you may not know about:

Well-being Bags

Part of the Experience Bags collection, Well-being Bags are multi-media resources kits designed to help you improve the quality of your life. Good mental health is an integral part of overall well-being. The Library has two Well-being Bags focused on mental wellness:

The Library is offering a week of storytimes that focus on mindfulness and mental wellness.

Mindfulness Storytime Week

  • Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20
  • We're teaming up with The Meditation Place and devoting a whole week of storytimes to mindfulness and meditation themes!
  • The Meditation Place will be presenting in all of our regularly scheduled weekly storytimes to share kid-friendly mindfulness exercises, information about the practice of mindfulness, and stories.
  • Check the online calendar for the schedule of individual storytimes.
  • It's never too early to begin learning how to create and sustain mental wellness!
  • No registration required.

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Mindfulness & Meditation for Teens

  • Saturday, September 21, 1 to 2 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • The new school year has started and that means stress and anxiety for many teens.  We're here to help with a program designed just for you.
  • Marcia Walker will present this program about mindfulness, meditation and movement for teens, based on the book by Mallika Chopra called Just Breathe. She is a certified yoga instructor and a zen meditation practitioner with the Prairie Mountain Zen Center in Longmont.
  • This program will include breathing practices, mindfulness meditation and yoga poses.
  • Teens will be encouraged to find a safe, happy, quiet space within their homes and to set an intention to practice mindfulness meditation daily.  Learning to create and sustain mental wellness is key to a long, contented life.
  • For 6th through 12th graders only.
  • No registration required.

The Library is participating in National Voter Registration Day.

Get Registered to Vote on National Voter Registration Day!

  • Tuesday, September 24, 10 am to 9 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • When was the last time you checked your voter registration? If you aren't properly registered, you can't vote, so get registered now!
  • For adults who will be 18 years or older on Election Day, November 5.
  • National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). It is further supported by the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED).
  • The Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters to host this event for the second time.
  • Get in here. Get registered. VOTE.

The Library has a collection of useful household things to borrow. Click or tap here to learn more.

Why Buy When You Can Borrow?

Of course your library has books, DVDs, magazines, and other reading materials, but did you know that it also has a collection of useful items that you can borrow? Well, now you do! Maybe you only need them for a short-term project or maybe you'd like to try something out before purchasing one yourself.  Whatever your reasons, we have some great things in this collection, including wifi hot spots, GoPro cameras, and ukuleles! Click on the button to the left to see the complete list plus rules for borrowing and to reserve your item now. Also, watch this space, because we'll be adding more items as we expand this collection.


Discover Great Attractions Along the Front Range

Everyone knows that the Front Range has beautiful natural attractions, but it is also home to some fine museums, galleries, adventures, attractions that expand our minds and teach us new things. The Friends of the Longmont Library is partnering with many of these attractions to provide FREE entrance passes to our patrons. 

Our Discovery Pass collection includes some big attractions like the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Wings Over the Rockies, and the Denver Botanic Gardens, as well as some smaller but well-loved destinations such as the Longmont Museum, the Butterfly Pavilion, and the Molly  Brown House. Click on the button to the left to see the whole collection plus rules for borrowing and to reserve your pass now.  We add new attractions several times a year, so watch our webpage for new, fun options.


You can now receive library notices via text -- just click to learn how!Receive Text Message Notifications

The Library is using Shoutbomb to manage text notifications! Now you can use the text function on your phone to:

  • renew items
  • get notices of available holds
  • see overdue items and fees

Ready to sign-up?

Signing up is totally free. Standard text rates apply. You must have a phone that can send and receive text messages AND text to an email address (it doesn’t have to be a smart phone).

  1. Text SIGNUP+your library card number to 1-720-893-9151. (To receive your messages in Spanish, use REGISTRESE instead of SIGNUP.) Be sure to type the keyword in all CAPS.
  2. After a successful registration, you will receive three messages:
  • Message congratulating you on registering and informing you of the ADDCARD keyword function;
  • Message indicating which of the available services are active or inactive; and
  • Message informing you of the MYBOOKS keyword function.

If at any point you get stuck, please send a text message with the keywords HELP then a space SIGNUP. You will receive detailed instructions on how the process works.

How to Select Which Notices to Receive:

  1. Text NOTICES to view your current status of all the opt in/out notices.
  2. The following notices are all ON by default. You do not have to do anything further to receive them. To turn off a notice, text the keyword that is in CAPS to 1-720-893-9151 (this is the same number you used to sign up). Text the keyword again to turn the notice back on. Be sure to text keywords in all CAPS
  • HOLDS: This is a notice that you have holds ready to be picked up.
  • OVERDUE: This is a notice that things are already overdue.
  • RENEW: This is a notice that things will soon be due, and you can renew them.

View and download our printable flyer with these instructions to register, plus a list of shortcut phrases to help you navigate the system.


Where We're From -- Immigrants in Your Community

We invite you to celebrate the rich melting pot of our community with this short, powerful video. Then, stop by the Library's second floor and let us know where your family originated by participating in our interactive display.

 Video produced by Patricio Illanes, in conjunction with One Action 2016.


Visit the Library's Main CalendarSee upcoming programs, events and classes

View the Library Children's and Teens' CalendarFind library childrens' programs

Children's Programs at the LibraryLibrary programs for teens


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