* Computers and Printers are shut down for maintenance 15 minutes before the library closes
* WIFI at the Carnegie Library Monte Vista Branch shuts down at 5:00 PM
Remember, no food or drinks are allowed in the libraries. Please turn off your cell phone before entering the libraries. Please do not bring any fire arms or other weapons into the libraries, this includes knives. No pets are allowed in the libraries unless they are service animals and you will need to provide proof of the fact and have them in their service vests. Thank you for helping to keep the Carnegie Libraries a safe place to visit.
Our system allows patrons to view both libraries catalogs online and allows patrons to view and work with their own accounts. If you are interested in logging into your account or for more information please contact your librarian at either the Carnegie Library, Monte Vista Branch at 719-852-3931 or Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch at 719-873-5079 for assistance in setting up your account.
What can you do with a jigsaw puzzle that you've already put together? Bring it to the Carnegie Library in Monte Vista or South Fork and exchange it for one that is new to you! Please make sure that no pieces are missing and that the pieces are secure in their box.
Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch
Summer Book Sale!
May 30, 2023 to September 2, 2023
Buy a Bag for $5.00 and Fill it Full!
Buy Items Individually:
Paperbacks for $1.00
Hardbacks for $2.00
Audio/Visual Items for $2.00
Specialty Items Sell as Priced.
Thank you for supporting your local library!
All Proceeds Go to the Acquisitions and Maintenance of the Library.
All Donations are Appreciated.
Summer Reading Program 2023 at the Carnegie Public Libraries of Monte Vista and South Fork.
The Carnegie Library in Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library in South Fork will have their Summer Reading Program the weeks of June 5, June 12, and June 19. Your child will be required to read 120 minutes each week. All three sessions must be completed and reading logs turned in by June 28 to be entered into a drawing to win a grand prize on June 29.
Registration starts Monday, June 5 at each library during regular hours. A parent and/or guardian must be present with the child to sign up. This program will include children entering K through 6.
Events Coming to Monte Vista and South Fork
May 30th-September 2nd-Carnegie Library South Fork Branch Summer Book Sale
June 2 through September 30th-The Market at South Fork
June 5th through June 29th-Carnegie Libraries Summer Reading Program
June 9th through June11th-South Fork Town Clean-up Days
June 10-South Fork Town Wide Garage Sale
June 17th-South Fork Kids Fishing Clinic
June 19th-South Fork Friends Foundation Arts and Crafts Show
July 3rd-South Fork Independence Day Celebrations
July 14th through July 16th-South Fork Logger Days Festival
July 27th through July 30th-Monte Vista Ski Hi Stampede
September 2nd-South Fork Alder Ass Race
September 15th through September 17th-South Fork Silver Thread Guild Quilt Show
September 23rd-South Fork Hog Roast
October 12th-South Fork Chili Cook-off
Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on May 29, 2023 for the Memorial Day Holiday
Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on July 3, 2023 for the Independence Day Holiday Celebrations
Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on July 4, 2023 for the Independence Day Holiday
Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on September 4, 2023 for the Labor Day Holiday
Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on November 23, 2023 through November 25, 2023 for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista will be closed on November 23, 2023 through November 24, 2023 for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed December 25, 2023 through December 26, 2023 for the Christmas Holiday
Carnegie Public Library of Monte Vista and the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed on January 1, 2024 for the New Year's Holiday
- Monte Vista
Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce
- South Fork
South Fork Chamber of Commerce
- State of Colorado
Colorado State Reading Program
- Safety and Security
- Tech Tutorials and Training
Microsoft Office Online Training
- Career Links
- Other Links
Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
List of Carnegie Libraries in the United States
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences
E-Books and Audio Books
- Download the app Libby by Overdrive or visit http://libbyapp.com/welcome
- Open app, select (touch, tap or click) "Yes" for the first question: Do you have a library card?
- Select "I'll search for a Library"
- Enter zip code 81144
- Select "A Colorado Consortium, Carnegie Public Libraries"
- Libby Username: all lowercase, no spaces or comma; last name, first initial, middle initial.
- Password: Your library card number
Please visit with a Carnegie staff member to verify your Username and Password before you download the app and log-in for the first time.
Library Board Meetings
- Carnegie Library Board Meetings
All meetings take place at 1:00 pm.
July 13, 2023 in Monte Vista
September 20, 2023 in South Fork
November 15, 2023 in Monte Vista
- Rio Grande District Library Board Meeting
June 13, 2023 in South Fork at 6:30 pm.