County librarian looking for snow

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There are a few groups who are hoping Mother Nature will blanket Northwest Colorado with snow. Hunters and skiers keep checking the skies for a couple of inches of the white stuff and Moffat County Libraries Director Donna Watkins has joined the group.

"We can hardly wait for it to snow down here," she said.

The reason?

The Craig-Moffat County Library has been given a snow thrower by the Friends of the Library group. The Friends of the Library holds several fund-raisers throughout the year to benefit the library in several ways. Recently, the group asked Watkins what it could purchase to benefit the library.

"I said we needed help removing snow from the walkways," Watkins said. "The county plows the lots, but the sidewalks are our responsibility."

All library employees are females and some have spent entire days shoveling snow from the walkways.

"Winters other than this one, there's been a real need," Watkins said.

The group formed a committee to investigate the issue and determined a snow thrower would be the best tool for the job. The group delivered it to the library Monday.

Some library employees said they are not praying for snow, but are thrilled they will be prepared when it comes.

Friends of the Library holds several fund-raisers throughout the year, including the annual used book sale and the Eat Out for the Library program. The group also raises funds through donation boxes in the library and through membership fees.

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