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Photo By Valerie Vigil: Library landscaping now as it appears now, behind the library.

Our Questa Public Library—But wait… there’s more!

From the Friends of the Questa Public Library


The arrival of spring will bring new excitement to the Questa Public Library, as work will begin on exterior landscaping for our library! The improved outdoor area on the east side of the library will be a multipurpose space for our community and will provide opportunities for outdoor meetings, family gatherings, memorials, photo ops, educational and storytelling programs for our children, or just relaxing and enjoying our beautiful mountains.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Questa Public Library, this project will move forward in phases.


PHASE 1
Extend the current patio space, supported by a generous donation from Dr. Larry Brown in memory of his wife Charlotte Brown. This phase will get under way as soon as our capricious spring weather permits.


PHASE 2
Grading the garden area, installing a drip irrigation system, and planting 24 trees, including aspen, oak, pine varieties, and spruce.


PHASE 3
Install benches, boulders, shrubs, perennial plantings, and a water feature.


PHASE 4
Add paths, weed barriers, gravel, and edgings.


This garden project was designed by Jimmy Cisneros, of Gecko Landscaping, Taos, New Mexico. Mr. Cisneros specializes in designing landscapes that feature efficient irrigation and adapts to our high desert climate, using recycled materials when possible, and applying traditional materials in untraditional and imaginative ways. He has installed landscaping projects at many Taos County schools, government facilities, businesses, and residences.


We want this new space to evolve depending on our community’s needs and wishes, and we welcome your suggestions and comments. And we hope community members will consider donating any amount in support of this project. We particularly invite donations to Phases 2 and 3 in memory of a family member, celebrating the birth of a child, or commemorating a family event. These donations for specific trees, plantings, or garden furniture will include a plaque describing your donation. For more information, please contact the Questa Public Library at (575) 586-2023 or stop by and visit us.