Ways to Support
Announcing the capital campaign for the new community library!
The project is compelling.
Our new facility will be a cultural and economic asset to the entire Greater Lyons Community. In addition to printed books it will offer e-books, dvds, audio books, and periodicals; classes and lectures, story times; workshops and club opportunities for all ages; homeschool resources; research and business resources; book club support, print, scan, and notary service; a flexible Community Room for meetings, performances, exhibits and other creative programming; computer training; and fast, free, and secure Internet access for all.
The need is great.
The District is not asking for a raise in taxes. And mill levy revenue alone cannot fund the project. Mill levy must first be used for operating costs and required reserves.
The time is now.
Amid the terrible devastation of the Flood of 2013, our extraordinary community made a visionary commitment to the future by voting ourselves a Regional Library District. We are now ready to make good on that vision with this capital campaign for the new building. We plan to break ground in 2018.
What can I do?
The ultimate size and outfitting of our new community library will depend on many things: site constraints, funding, community priorities, the skill of our accomplished architect, Dennis Humphries of Humphries Poli Architects. And, of course, donations. See below for the many ways to support your community library.
Due to the space constraints in our temporary location on Main St., at this time we cannot accept book donations. We are currently only accepting:
- New release materials in perfectly new condition
- DVDs that are in good condition or better
But you can still support the library with book donations! Simply take your books and dvds to The Bookworm used bookstore at 3175 28th Street in Boulder. Ask the credit for the sales to be applied to the “Lyons Library.” Money from the sales of those materials will be used to fund programs and services here at your library. (Any unsold books go to women’s shelters, the homeless, or are properly recycled.)
Please note that donations made after operating hours (to either the library or the Bookworm) will not be accepted.
Libraries are always in need of folks to make book runs and help shelve, but there are also always other opportunities developing. We are a community library and we always love to hear ideas from our community! Please contact the Library Director, Katherine Weadley, at Katherine@LyonsRegionalLibrary.com or call the Library at 303-823-5165.