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There are so many ways you can support the Montrose Regional Library District…

You can volunteer, donate books, donate money, start a Permanent Book Fund, or offer a scholarship! Scroll down to see all of the options-

You Can Make A Difference 

You Can Make A Difference 

You Can Make A Difference 

You Can Make A Difference 

You Can Make A Difference 

You Can Make A Difference 

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Montrose Library raise funds through used book sales and sometimes through other projects.  The Friends’ Board of Directors decides which projects the funds will support and keeps the organization a running and vital group.  Their Annual Meeting, where they elect new Board members, is held in April.

If you are interested in keeping this important part of the library’s community healthy, please join us.  Click below to fill out the brochure form linked below.  and either mail it with your check to 320 S 2nd Street, Montrose, CO, 81401, drop it by the Montrose Regional Library, or just use the button below to join online immediately!

  • $15 for individuals
  • $100 for businesses

Please join us at our monthly meeting held on the third Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room to get involved!




$15 for individuals, $100 for businesses



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Literature for Life Scholarship

Purpose: The Libraries of Montrose County Foundation Directors believe that reading opens up a lifetime of information, inspiration and pleasure to those who make reading a lifelong habit. To encourage this discipline, the Foundation is offering a college scholarship based on reading great literature and thinking seriously about its content.

Amount and Duration:

  • $5,000 per year for up to four years to be paid to the college for tuition and fees
  • One scholarship awarded annually.

Selection Criteria:

  • Resident of Montrose County
  • Applicants may be moving directly from public high schools, from home schooling, currently enrolled in college or university, or returning to college later in life.
  • Enrolling in a four-year college.
  • Must read three books from the Literature for Life Scholarship Reading Lists.
  • Must submit three essays, two of which will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the books read and the last will describe the applicant’s educational goals and needs for financial aid.
  • Applications will be evaluated by readers with an academic background. Awards will be made by the Foundation Board from a group of finalists recommended by the screeners.

Retention Criteria:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average while taking a full academic load.
  • Take one literature-based course per academic year.

For more details and online application visit Montrose Community Foundation Scholarships

Interested in joining our effort as a founding supporter?

A $2,500 gift would fund one week of scholarship grant per year forever, while a $500 gift would fund a recipient’s books for an academic year. This donation may be contributed in lump sum or monthly over 50 months.

If you would like more information please contact Paul Paladino at 970-964-2550 or email foundation @

Literature for Life Scholarship

Permanent Book Funds

In order to provide Montrose County residents the full measure of resources, services and access befitting great libraries, we need support beyond our current income, which currently allows us to spend less than 50% of the state average on books and other materials. Toward this end, we created the Libraries of Montrose County Foundation.

With a gift of $2,500 or more (which can be pledged over 5 years if desired), you can establish a Permanent Book Fund. Your gift will be invested in perpetuity, with its income used to purchase books annually. You can name the Book Fund and designate the type of books to be purchased. With your permission, your Fund’s name will be added to a plaque in the library, and printed on bookplates to be placed in each book that is purchased. A list of these books will be sent annually to the donor or designee.

See our brochure below and for more information about Permanent Book Funds, please contact Paul Paladino at 970.964.2550.

Complete either a one-time or monthly payment form below and send it with a check to:

320 S 2nd Street
Montrose, CO, 81401

Make a Memorial Gift

A gift to the library may be used to memorialize a loved one, to celebrate an important occasion in the life of a friend or relative, or to enrich the library’s resources. Contributions are used to provide books, magazines, and other useful materials for your library.

A bookplate inscribed with the name of the donor and the person honored is placed in each volume purchased with your giftMontrose Library Bookplate (Download PDF, 72 K)

The person honored or the family of the one memorialized is notified of the gift without mention of the amount. Donors receive an official acknowledgment from the Montrose Regional Library District.

Donations are tax-deductible. The Federal Tax I.D. number for the Montrose Regional Library District is 84-0589996.

Contact to have a conversation about starting a book fund.

Donate new or gently used books/media to the Library

Donations of used books and media are appreciated and help the library in a variety of ways. All donated items become the property of the library and will not necessarily be added to our collections. After going through an evaluation process, any books that are not selected go to the Friends of the Library for their book sale. In either case, the donations benefit the library! Thank you!

We do not accept certain categories of books, including old textbooks, outdated computer manuals, outdated reference works, Readers Digest Condensed Books, and issues of National Geographic. We do not accept damaged books, especially those with water damage or evidence of mold.


Used Book Sales

The Friends of the Library hold three book sales each year.

Please call the library at (970) 249-9656 for the dates of the upcoming sale.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Montrose Library!  We have an active group of volunteers who contribute their time and talent each year.

For more information about the volunteer program, please contact our volunteer coordinator, at 970-249-9656, or fill out a Volunteer Application below.  Please note that the minimum age to volunteer at the library is 14 years old.

We look forward to meeting you!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form below

Volunteer Form
Which Library Department would you like to volunteer?