District News

Lyons Regional Library District 


Meeting Schedule

All Library Board meetings are held at 6:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month at the Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons, CO 80504 unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular Board Meeting:  August 21st, 6:30pm


Library Director Katherine Weadley to take new position; Kara Bauman appointed Interim Director

The Lyons Regional Library District Board of Trustees is very proud (and a little sad) to announce that Director Katherine Weadley will be leaving us to take a prestigious position with the Colorado Libraries Consortium (CLiC) organization. Her last day with us will be August 17, 2018. But she won’t be going far. CLiC provides continuing education, consulting services, discounts, and collection services such as AspenCat and Courier to member libraries throughout the state. Congratulations, Katherine–and we are glad to  still be in your territory!

We sincerely thank Katherine for her vision, energy, and service during these past three years, which have been a time of great transformation and advancement for the Library District. Her new appointment reflects admirably on her remarkable aptitude and efforts. It also reflects admirably on the wonderful opportunities for engagement, growth, and talent provided by our incredible community. We look forward to more wonderful years for us all!

The District will be conducting a search for a new Director. This is a lengthy process, and one which can take several months. In the meantime, we have designated an experienced staff member, Kara Bauman, as Interim Director.

Kara holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and is an experienced public library administrator. She has held positions in the Englewood Public Library and the Lexington Public Library. Prior to being designated Interim Director, Kara’s title here in Lyons was Adult Experiences Librarian. She also provides our popular Reader’s Advisory and Notary Public services (in addition to excellent fly-tying tips).

Kara is very familiar with what is involved in operating our Library, since she has previously stepped up to serve as Acting Director during Katherine’s vacation times. We are grateful for Kara’s willingness to step up again, and enthusiastically welcome her to her new role.


The Lyons Regional Library District was created in September 2013 to build and operate a new library following the disastrous flood that destroyed much of the library and the Town of Lyons. On July 1, 2015, the Library officially became the Lyons Regional Library District and began to serve its expanded population. The Library District generally covers the same area as the Lyons Fire Protection District and is governed by a separate board of trustees appointed by the Town of Lyons, Boulder County and Larimer County.  The Lyons Regional Library District serves people in both Boulder and Larimer counties.

All Library Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public.

Lyons Regional Library District Bylaws 2018

Current Board Members:

Kathleen Crane, President
Darcie Sanders, Vice President
Erin Biesiada, Treasurer
Lori Adams-Weaver, Secretary
Sarah Catchpole, Member-at-Large
Sandy Banta, Member-at-Large
Janet Corson-Rikert, Member-at-Large (pending Boulder and Larimer County and Town of Lyons confirmation)

Contact the Board by email at board@lyonsregionallibrary.com or write to Lyons Regional Library District Board, PO Box 619, Lyons CO 80540.

Board Meeting Minutes


January 16

February 20

March 20

April 17

May 8


December 12

November 28; includes Public Hearing

October 17

September 19

September 12; Special Board Meeting

August 24; Special Board Meeting

August 15

Minutes of a Special Board Meeting Public Hearing on the Amended 2017 Budget

July 18

June 27

May 16

April 18

May 4; Special Board Meeting

May 15; Special Board Meeting

April 6; Special Board Meeting

March 21

February 21

February 7; Special Board Meeting

January 26; Special Board Meeting

January 17

January 5; Special Board Meeting


December 13

November 17; Budget Hearing

November 15

October 18

October 4; Special Board Meeting

September 23; Special Board Meeting

September 20

September 8; Special Board Meeting

August 23

July 19

June 21

June 7

May 17

April 20

March 15

February 16

February 10

January 19

Library District Budget

2018 LRLD Capital Budget

2018LRLDOperating Budget


2017 Proposed Budget


2015 Budget Amended

Library District Annual Report

LRLD Annual Report 2017

2016 Final Amended Status Report

Board Policies and Procedures

Financial Policy

Capital Project Financial Policy

Non-Discrimination Policy

Gift Policy

Behavior Policy

Collection Development

Inclement Weather Policy

Meeting Space Policy

Computer Internet Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy

Lyons Regional Library Financial Policy

Open Records Policy

Patron Privacy Policy