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May 2015 • Online Edition
 

LITTLE LIBRARIES:
Neighbors share
love of
free books

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HISTORY:
Denver’s past
through one
family’s history

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BUSINESS
Ambitious
plans for
Glendale 180

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PEOPLE: 
Sandoval 
champions
pet mediation

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Front Page News

 

The Little Free Libraries attract neighbors or even passing drivers. From simple to ornate, traditional to Bauhaus, local examples span many styles.  Photo by Tylor Belshe.

 
Little Free Libraries: Building Community by the Book

by Jill Farschman

You may have seen a Little Free Library (LFL) or several sprinkled in your neighborhood. As a nearly 20-year Platt Park resident, a few years back I started noticing these endearing birdhouse-style structures popping up in front yards throughout the neighborhood. On closer inspection, I discovered free books nesting inside rather than birds.

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The Past as a Foreign Country

by Pam Marquez

In the fantastically rich collections of the Denver Public Library, a small cache traces the life of Frances Marie Kober, from a child of perhaps two years to her graduation photo from South High School. In the 1909 family photo in front of their house at 742 S. Emerson, she is flanked by her parents. 

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In this 1909 photo of 742 S. Emerson, Frances Kober and her parents appear before their house. The house is still recognizable today, although the chimney you see here is gone. Photo from Denver Public Library, Western History Collection, Z-756.