Loveland Loves to Read

Loveland Loves to Read is our annual One Book, One Community program. 

Each year, community members come together through the reading and discussion of a common book. In addition to book discussions, a variety of related events are scheduled.

Donations to Loveland Loves to Read will help us to engage well-known authors in future years.

Loveland Loves to Read 2017


The Loveland Loves to Read (LL2R) committee book choice
for 2017 is Spider Woman’s Daughter, Anne Hillerman’s first
novel that continues the Navajo mysteries of Joe Leaphorn,
Jim Chee, and Bernadette Manuelito, written by Anne’s father,
Tony Hillerman. 

Spider Woman’s Daughter received the Spur Award from
Western Writers of America for Best First Novel, 2013.


The Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation appreciates donations for the continued work of this committee, now in its 14th year.

Donors of $50 - $99 will receive two guaranteed seats in the front section of the Rialto Theater for Anne Hillerman's presentation, and a paperback copy of Rock with Wings, Anne’s second title, autographed by the author.

Donors of $100 and up will receive two guaranteed seats in the front section of the Rialto Theater for Anne Hillerman's presentation, and an autographed hardback copy of Tony Hillerman’s Landscape – On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn, which Anne wrote with her father, Tony Hillerman.

To make a donation online, click here. Be sure to make the notation “For Loveland Loves to Read” in the Comments box.

To make a donation by check, please indicate on your check “For Loveland Loves to Read” and mail to: Friends of the Loveland Public Library (FOLPL), 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland, CO 80537. 

Donors will receive a receipt to present at the Rialto Will Call window for their tickets, and will receive their autographed book in the foyer.


Loveland Loves to Read 2017 events include:

Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
Presentation by Anne Hillerman at the Rialto Theatre, 228 E. 4th St. Loveland, CO

Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m.
Lunch with Anne Hillerman at Sylvan Dale Ranch, 2939 N. Co. Rd. 31D, Loveland, CO

    • Advance reservation is required
    • $35 tickets include shuttle service from the south parking lot of the Chilson Center
    • To reserve lunch and shuttle, send $35 check AND shuttle request to FOLPL (see address above) by Sept. 1st
    • For more information:  970-962-2402 (Loveland Public Library Adult Services)

Sept. 20, 1 p.m.
Southwest Art Presentation by Dr. Peter Jacobs in the Gertrude Scott room, Loveland Public Library

    • Free
    • Open seating

Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
Movie Night

    • A Thief of Time, a film directed by Robert Redford, starring Wes Studi as Joe Leaphorn and Adam Beach as Jim Chee, in the Gertrude Scott room. 
    • Free
    • Open seating
    • Free Popcorn

Read More Adult Book Discussions, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. or 6:30 p.m., and Sept. 6 at 9 a.m.  

    • Erion Room, Loveland Public Library
    • No registration required

We hope you will join the Loveland community of readers in “Hillerman Week,” September 18 – 21, 2017. For more information, call the Library Adult Services desk, 970-962-2110.

Loveland Loves to Read 2016

Loveland Loves to Read had another highly successful year with Kent Meyers and his award winning book The Work Of Wolves. The Rialto Theater was near capacity on October 10th, when Kent related his experiences as a writer, and how he combined many of his personal insights with stories told by his students and by the Lakota Indians he encountered in South Dakota. Comments about Kent and his book were overwhelmingly positive, and those who attended his writing workshop the next morning were rewarded with his expert advice and encouragement for creative writing.

Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation, Inc.  |  970-962-2712  |  FOLPLF, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland, CO 80537 

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