The Town of Lake City, Colorado and Hinsdale County established the Hinsdale County Regional Library District by joint resolution in 1979. The library, doing business as the Lake City/John Wagner Public Library, is a taxing district that collects tax revenues for the operation of the library.
Other funding sources are donations, grants and special projects. In 1995, the Friends of the John Wagner Library, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed as a support and service provider for the library.
Board of Trustees
Current trustees are:
Greg Collins, President Emily Motsinger, Secretary Taffy Bolger, Treasurer Karen McClatchie, Friends of the Library Representative Taylor Nelson
Our Vision & Mission
Our vision: As an integral part of Lake City's rich heritage, we will be a leading-edge library that empowers our community to acquire new knowledge in the pursuit of lifelong learning. We will do this by promoting:
A continuously improving service that is open to and welcomes everyone;
Materials and programs that entertain and inspire;
The use of technology to create an adequate and expandable library network conforming to national and international information standards;
Strong partnerships between public and private entities enabling users access to seamless information resources;
Staff that are well-motivated and professional in their approach to their work;
Cost-effective stewardship of our physical and financial assets.
Our mission: The purpose of the John Wagner/Lake City Public Library is to acquire, organize and provide access to a wide variety of materials and services, which will promote, maintain and improve the quality of life for the community. Our aim is to anticipate future needs and to respond to the changing nature of library services, which will help to fulfill the intellectual, emotional and leisure needs of the public.