The Main Street location of the Lyons Regional Library closed Monday, July 15th, and will remain closed until Thursday, August 1st.  Holds pick up will be unavailable during this time and we encourage you to keep materials you currently have checked out.  However, we will continue to check and empty the old mailbox book drop located outside the Main Street location, and the new library’s book drop–located to the right of the front doors–is available for returns.   Patrons will once again be able to place holds on materials, online, beginning July 26th.   


Please don’t forget our digital download service for both eaudio and ebooks during this time!  The CloudLibrary is a quick, free app, available as a Google Play or App Store download. First time users will need to click through the country and state options before selecting our consortium, AspenCat, from the dropdown.  Simply type in your entire library card number and PIN (last name, lower case) and you will then be able to download and enjoy. Digital materials, like most print materials, loan for three weeks before expiring. The digital collection options can be viewed from either the regular AspenCat catalog ( or within the CloudLibrary app.    


The Friends of the Library will host a sale of the items that are not moving into the new library.  Sale times are Friday, July 19th from noon until 6:00 pm; Saturday, July 20th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm; and Sunday, July 21st from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  Items for sale will include bookshelves, office chairs, modular office furniture, folding tables, benches, rugs, assorted organizational items, and more.  Prices will be by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library; cash, check, and PayPal accepted.


The staff will be hard at work during the closure unpacking boxes, cleaning out the Main Street location, and learning new systems.  We plan to open our doors to the public at 10:30 am on Thursday, August 1st.  We sincerely appreciate your patience; everything will be new for us, too!  


Mark your calendars for our Grand Opening Party, Saturday, September 7th.  The Friends of the Library are helping us organize a fun event for the whole family that will showcase the new library’s many amenities.  The Friends will also host their annual Membership Meeting that afternoon. There are currently several open seats to serve on the Friends Board.  Anyone interested in serving a two-year term with this fun, community-focused group of library lovers should email for more information.  Board positions will be appointed in a brief meeting which will be followed by an exciting presentation by Corrin LaCombe, Natural Habitat Adventures guide and primate expert, on the topic of personal conservation efforts.  Other Grand Opening events will include face painting, music, and various storytime activities. Stay tuned for an official schedule of events.     


The staff and Trustees of the Lyons Regional Library cannot wait to show off what we’ve built for you!  Please contact us with any questions or concerns by calling 303-823-5165, emailing, or visiting our Facebook page.  We’ll do our best to answer in a timely manner during this transitional period.  

By Kara Bauman
Assistant Director, Lyons Regional Library