MAIN STREET CLOSURE

MAIN STREET CLOSURE 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.    GETTING YOUR FIX WHILE WE’RE CLOSED Please don’t forget our digital download service for both eaudio…

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Building Update June 2019

On October 19th, 2018 the Lyons Regional Library District held the official Ground-Breaking Ceremony at the construction site for the new Lyons Community Library. The long wait for the new Lyons Community Library is almost over, finishing touches are underway, shelving is being installed, and furniture will arrive throughout June and July. The current downtown location will close at the end of operating hours (5 p.m) on Saturday, July 13th for the move into the new library building located on 4th Ave. Library staff anticipate opening the new library on Thursday, August 1st. During the first week of the move to the new location the Friends of the Library will be organizing…

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May 2019 Building Update

Building Progress Update The fence is down and now is the perfect time to take a walk down Railroad Avenue and enjoy the full impact of the red sandstone juxtaposed against the dark grey board and batten siding and natural wood beams on the new Lyons Community Library. The new library will offer multiple outdoor spaces for the community to enjoy; the front porch welcomes visitors while two flagstone patios on the east and west ends of the building invite you to soak up the sun with a good read. Work continues outside this month on the west patio, the children's garden and landscaping. The progress on the interior continues, final paint…

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March 2019 Update

By Darcie Sanders, Lyons Regional Library District Trustee New Library Progress Update The dramatic progress on the new building is visible for all to see. The exterior siding is painted its final dark gray color. The new windows with their handsome ox-blood red trim are all in. The temperature needs to be above 35 degrees F for exterior stonework, and weather-permitting that work will recommence until the fireplace reaches its full 27-ft height. Inside, the stonework on the fireplace in the reading room is already complete. In the coming weeks gas and electric will get hooked up and drywall installed. Staff is busy finalizing furniture and equipment. Despite a run of rather…

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April 2019 Building Update

Building Progress Update

By Kara Bauman

Some of you may have noticed that the construction trailer used as an on-site office was removed the first week of April. That means the Owner/Architect/Contractor Team was able to hold the very first meeting in the new library on April 10th! While it was a momentous occasion, there is still a lot of loud work taking place and none should be too jealous just yet. The progress is really something with many exciting milestones to report. The Library was able to square away everything with its transformer and now has permanent power. The natural gas line will be completed during the week of April 15th and will fuel both the hot water heater and our gorgeous stone-faced fireplace located in the Quiet Reading Room. Book shelving has been ordered and many of the furniture finishes have been determined and ordered. Following the necessary application of a moisture-mitigation product to our concrete slab, carpet for the main collections space and the luxury vinyl tile chosen for the large Community Room will be laid during the week of the 15th.  Restrooms throughout the building are looking much more official now that toilets have been installed.  

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April 2019 New Library Update

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Building Progress Update

By Kara Bauman

Some of you may have noticed that the construction trailer used as an on-site office was removed the first week of April. That means the Owner/Architect/Contractor Team was able to hold the very first meeting in the new library on April 10th! While it was a momentous occasion, there is still a lot of loud work taking place and none should be too jealous just yet. The progress is really something with many exciting milestones to report. The Library was able to square away everything with its transformer and now has permanent power. The natural gas line will be completed during the week of April 15th and will fuel both the hot water heater and our gorgeous stone-faced fireplace located in the Quiet Reading Room. Book shelving has been ordered and many of the furniture finishes have been determined and ordered. Following the necessary application of a moisture-mitigation product to our concrete slab, carpet for the main collections space and the luxury vinyl tile chosen for the large Community Room will be laid during the week of the 15th.  Restrooms throughout the building are looking much more official now that toilets have been installed.   (more…)

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January 2019

By Darcie Sanders, Lyons Regional Library District Trustee New library project now fully funded! Thanks to a generous donation of stone by Blue Mountain Stone (Raul Vasquez) and a grant from Boulder County Worthy Cause, our capital project is now fully funded. We have reached the finish line, and can now turn our attention to outfitting the building with furniture, fixtures, equipment, and technology to serve the community. Construction is on track Despite a bit of cold weather our construction is still on schedule for a Summer 2019 completion. Blankets and plastic sheeting prevented the sub-floor from freezing, and on Dec. 12th the actual slab-on-grade floor was poured. Bill Palmer (of the Foundation) arranged…

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New Library Project Now Fully Funded

Thanks to a generous donation of stone by Blue Mountain Stone (Raul Vasquez) and a grant from Boulder County Worthy Cause, our capital project is now fully funded. We have reached the finish line, and can now turn our attention to outfitting the building with furniture, fixtures, equipment, and technology to serve the community.

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November 2018

By Darcie Sanders, Lyons Regional Library District Trustee 2018 Funding goals met!Connie Eyster of the Lyons Regional Library District Foundation would like to thank everyone who worked so hard and contributed so much to the library building fund. “As the thermometers indicate, we reached our $3.4 million goal. Whew! With our initial funding goal met, we are thrilled to have been able to break ground on the new library.” What’s next? In order to save costs and get construction underway, the draft amount budgeted for furnishings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and technology was kept as low as possible. Lower, in fact, than the recommended amounts of tables, desks, chairs, computers, printers, and…

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Construction has begun

Construction has begun! (posted September 29, 2018) The Lyons Regional Library District is pleased to announce that we have our building permit and construction has begun! Over the past few weeks Town of Lyons has been clearing structures from the new library building site in anticipation of our construction start. The Recycling Center has been moved to Second Avenue (across from the Bohn Park entrance), and the RTD long-term parking has been moved eastwards to the Railroad Avenue frontage road by the new Habitat for Humanity townhomes. On September 27th the District received its building permit, and the first order of business was to pour a new sidewalk for the Old Depot,…

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