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  • The view just inside the front door of the library As one walks through the door of the RMPL the first thing you see are rows of shelves loaded with books. A turn to the right and you see an "L" shape counter and a registration book.
  • Several library patrons and volunteers are gathered around the front counter After you have signed the register you turn around and see the computer station where the user can search for books of interest - just like using the old card catalog, only better. A turn to the right and you will see six filling cabinets.
  • The RMPL's computerized card catalog (lower left) and mailboxes To the immediate left are our patron computer for accessing the RMPL's on-line catalog (a task that can also be done from home by entering our RMPL webpage) and mailboxes, salvaged from the Alcott Post Office in Denver.
  • Thomas Crane takes a look in the clipping files These hold our "Clipping Files" which contain thousands of articles clipped from newspaper type philatelic publications, all filed alphabetically by subject.
  • A volunteer shows how easy it is to move the shelves in the back room These shelves, and the adjacent corridor, hold the 1400+ periodical titles of the RMPL, which are on our online catalog. The back room alone has 1/3 as much shelf space as the entire main room. This is because it has compact shelving on rails, the same as you may have seen in some libraries, or doctors or lawyers offices. Here you will also find dozens of slide shows available for stamp club meetings in the Denver area and a section of philatelic related videotapes. . At the other end of the back hallway, you come to a small room where we have a refrigerator, microwave, stove, sink, the all important coffee maker, and counters and draws with supplies for the conduct of philatelic research
  • The two buildings of the RMPL, with the new formal garden in the forefront, designed by RMPL member and master gardener Tonny VanLoij. RMPL members Steve Nadler and Jeff Modesitt did the exterior pain The availability of the property at 2048 S. Pontiac Way was presented to President Lugo in late July 2009. A number of meetings were held to study the purchase of 2048 S. Pontiac way. Four areas of concern were addressed. These included: A. A 1,200 square foot meeting room on the upper level
  • Scouts on Stamps Society International seminar, held at the RMPL as part of a national convention held at the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show The front of 2048 S. Pontiac Way became the RMPL's new meeting room. This was the Library's most pressing need, and was more than adequately addressed by the 2048 S. Pontiac Way property. Since its purchase, the meeting room has served a variety of purposes, relieving considerably the congestion that was frequently the case at 2038. Modern, up-to-date projection equipment has been installed for programs by the numerous clubs using the meeting room. In the room is the supply closet for the Metro Denver Youth Club. An additional room provides storage for video equipment, and a marvelous display counter (donated by Porter Memorial Hospital) provides a work counter and display cabinet for showing many of the RMPL's collection of historic philatelic documents and artifacts.
  • Kids from the Denver Metro Youth Stamp Club Don Dhonau gives a lesson to some children at a meeting of the Denver Metro Youth Stamp Club, which meets in the room on a regular basis.
  • The Library's 20th anniversary in 3013 was comemerated with a picnic for members The adjacent vacant lot offered ample space (roughly 6,000 square feet) for future expansion, or alternatively a parking lot or a garden. The vision of the President was for an area of aesthetic beauty and relaxation that could be used by members and visitors during the season for enjoying nature and for meetings and events.
  • Tonny VanLoij waters plants in the formal garden he designed. The plot to the rear is a community garden. That vision has already been realized by RMPL member and volunteer, Tonny Van Loij and his master gardening skills. The front half of the lot has been converted into a formal garden and the middle portion converted to an alpine garden. That front half features a walkway, flower beds, and a flagstone surfaced patio area for gatherings. The rear portion (still under development) will feature an alpine themed, landscape garden of lichen covered rocks and mountain grasses and shrubbery, as well as a large gazebo and cooking area for outdoor events.