Myths, Legends, and Lore of Crowley County

The Friends of the Library hosted a story-telling night at the library October 20, 2017 at 7PM.  The title—Myths, Legends and Lore of Crowley County” elicited some very interesting tales.


Darla Wyeno told of a castle in the river bottom south of Olney Springs in the late 1800’s to the 1920’s or so.  Paula Bennedsen remembered stories from her grandmother about dances they had there.  After all evidence of the castle had long been destroyed, a large (about 2’x3′) rock with a very ornate crest was found.


Sandi Plawski embellished a sighting she experienced at her home to include a personal history of a past owner.  She interviewed Karl Grasmick’s descendants to learn the details she used.


Rob Keenan took us back to the time when Crowley County was deep under the sea, and brought us forward to the early Native occupants.


Richard Medina told us about the historical characters behind the story of la llorona.


Jacque Fosdick related her sighting of the “Crowley Werewolf”.


Bernice McClure sent a couple of scary stories related to her by those left home alone with their imaginations.


There were 19 people in attendance, and everyone agreed that it was well worth the time and effort to be there.  So, please consider being there yourself, the next time the Friends host an event!



Board Vacancy



Combined Community Library Advisory Board


The Combined Community Library of Ordway seeks applicants to fill four vacancies on its Library Advisory Board.  The new appointees will serve a term of four years.  Two of the members need to live in the Town of Ordway to serve as representatives of Town the other two members need to live in the Crowley County School District to serve as representative for the Schools.  Duties of the Library Advisory Board pursuant to Colorado law include controlling Library funds, Library property, and Library expenditures.  The Library Advisory Board meets for one hour once a month.


To be considered, please submit a letter of interest to:


Combined Community Library

1007 Main St

Ordway, CO  81063


Town Hall

232 Main St

Ordway, CO  81063


Crowley County School District

1001 Main St

Ordway, CO  81063


Letters of interest may be submitted until December 1, 2017.  Appointments will be made by either the Town Board or School Board for their respective positions.

Summer Reading Program 2015

The Summer Reading Program theme for 2015 is Heroes. The times are from 12:00 – 1:30 with lunch provided at the Combined Community Library. The schedule is as follows.
June 3 Favorite Comic Heroes
June 10 Firefighters/EMS Heroes
June 17 Favorite Guy Hero
June 24 Four-Footed Heroes
July 1 Mr. E, Magic Hero

2015 Teen Summer Reading Program

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program will be Heroes and Anime. It will be held from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Combined Community Library. The schedule will be:

June 3 Getting Started – discussion on Heroes and Anime. Start art project and get books.
June 10 Reading Comics / Graphic Novels and Web comics / start essay and continue work on art project.
June 17 Cosplay and reading
June 24 Turn in projects and essays for judging. Turn in reading.
July 1 Mr E. and hand out awards and prizes. This will be from 12:00 to 1:30.