Last week I had a library book to return, but instead of going to the downtown branch where I usually go, I decided stray a little farther afield and drop it off at the Old Colorado City branch. Believe it or not, in all the years I've lived here, I have never been inside that particular library! It's the only one in the city I've never been to, which is a crime because I've always been intrigued by it. I'm so glad I went, because I was absolutely charmed. It's obviously a popular branch, small and cozy and lovely and old. The best libraries are old libraries. This one was built in 1904. You can read a little bit about its history HERE, if you're interested.
I will certainly make more excuses to visit the west side library. There's no reason why I should always go to the same one all the time!
A section of the mosaic in the parking lot's retaining wall. Good advice :^)