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Pitkin County Library

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Pitkin County Library by Anna Stonehouse

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The Pitkin County Library is a cultural gem. The library promotes reading, learning, and creativity for all ages. Located in downtown Aspen across Mill Street from the Hotel Jerome, the library is a great place to check out a new book, take your child to story time, learn something new, meet new people, expand your knowledge and make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. If you spend a lot of time in Aspen, get a library card on your next visit. You’ll be glad you did.

For Children

Pitkin County Library offers a special library just for kids, presenting a weekly story time for babies, toddlers, and preschool age children. During story time, a reader, sometimes the book’s author, brings a storybook to life. While there, you can let your child explore the Children’s Room, a space where they can play and read to their heart’s content.

For Adults

Storytime isn’t just for kids! The library hosts Literature Out Loud for adults on Sundays, where great readers and actors animate books. Also, if you speak French, and would like to brush up on your conversational French, don’t miss the French Chat on Mondays from 12–1 PM.

Pitkin County Library Book Clubs

Pitkin County Library Book Clubs meet monthly to discuss a new book. Find out more about each book club below. The Library Book clubs always welcome new members, so if you find a club that would suit you, give them a call to find out about the next meeting.

Books + Brews

Like to talk about books and enjoy craft brews at the same time? If so, this is the 21+ year-old book club for you.

Train Dreams Fiction Book Club

Explore new books, read work from new authors, and meet new people in the Train Dreams Book Club. If you’re a fiction fan, this is a good choice.

Nonfiction Book Club

Each month, this club reads and discusses a new nonfiction book that will challenge your thoughts and opinions.

Financial Book Club

If you want to understand finance better, especially personal finance, the Financial Book Club is perfect for you.

Teen Book-to-Film Book Club

Each month, this teen book club discusses a book that was recently made into a film. Teens can see the film at the local theater after the discussion.


Pitkin County Library offers a “makerspace” called THE LAB. Anyone can use THE LAB for craft projects, film editing, music production, and digital art creation. THE LAB offers a wide variety of equipment for these projects:

  • Sound Booth computer for audio work
  • Digital Art computer
  • Printing and Game Design computer
  • Tinker computer
  • iPads
  • Robots
  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Canon cameras
  • GoPro

Meet at the Library

Pitkin County Library has a large community meeting room and three small meeting rooms, all available to reserve for your event.

Special Events

The library hosts a monthly Spanish Family Film Night. They also host the Common Cents Financial Literacy Project, which helps anyone understand personal finance.

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