Hours, Location & Info

Opening Hours

Mondays:  10am – 7:00pm
Tuesdays:  10am – 5:30pm
Wednesdays:  10am – 5:30pm
Thursdays:  10am – 5:30pm
Fridays:  10am – 5:30pm
Saturdays:  10am – 5:30pm
Sundays:  Closed


310 South Main Street
PO Box 28
La Veta, Colorado. 81055

Phone: 719-742-3572

email: info@lvpl.org


Things To Do

Download this comprehensive list of everything to do, everywhere to eat, and everywhere to stay in La Veta and Cuchara

La Veta Library Services

2022 Community Needs Assessment – In 2022 we conducted a survey of our community’s needs.  We wanted to know who our community is, who they use the library, and what they would like now and in the future.  We are grateful for funding support for this big project from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), without whom this would not have been possible.  Here is what we learnedt:  LVPL_Community_Needs_Survey_2022_Report

Storytime Explorers – Wednesdays 10am during the school year – Stories, singing, and playtime for children age 4 and their carers.

Lectures, movie matinees, discussion series – Every other Thursday 2pm, October – May – Always something new and interesting

Tech training and tech helpSelf paced resources available– Check the website for details.

Summer Reading Program – June and July (kids’ activities on Wednesdays at 2pm) – Every year a new theme during the summer vacation.  Exciting crafts and activities every Wednesday in June and July.

Two Peaks One Book – February and March – Adults’ reading program focused on a new theme and book with lectures, movies, and discussion groups throughout February and March.

Check out a State Parks pass, a bicycle, a DVD player, snowshoes, a telescope, and more! – Seasonal – Come in throughout the year to see what we’re offering.

La Veta Library History

  • June 5. 1974 the Library opened as guests of La Veta’s Jail House.  The running joke was we had the best read prisoners – as the old jail cell was the book storage area.
  • First book purchased by the Library was “The La Veta Posse” by Eugene Vories in September 1974.
  • September 1975 the library opened its doors at its current address 310 S. Main St.
  • The Library was begun through the vision, work and donations of the community it serves.  It has evolved over the years with major renovation in 1978, 1986, and 2006.  It continues to exist because of the steadfast support of our local community.

Select Policies

Below is a selection of the most frequently-requested Library policies: