Photo: Ben Knight

Nearly two years ago, Naturita's new library opened its doors, and the town has been coming in ever since.  It's a gathering place for residents of the town west of Montrose, a place where kids get help with homework and adults use the Internet for job-hunting. The library was named Best Small Library in America for 2011 by Library Journal.  Director Paul Paladino talks with CPR's Mike Lamp.  Paladino spoke to us in 2009, before the library opened; listen to that conversation here.   And read the article in Library Journal about why Naturita's library is a winner.