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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2018 Funding Goals Met

2018 Funding goals met! (posted November 15, 2018) 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 shelves for a…

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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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July and August 2018
Hazel taking the stage at Wildflower Pavilion. Photo credit is “photo courtesy of Glynnis Farmwald”

July and August 2018

By Darcie Sanders, Lyons Regional Library District Trustee Three major milestones met in July, plus state-wide recognition for our District! The new library project met three major milestones in July, and we’re excited to share the progress. Major fundraiser success First, on July 12th, 2018 over 250 happy “Hazel Tasters” participated in the Taste of Lyons with a Splash of Blues featuring Hazel Miller and Her Big Band at the Planet Bluegrass Wildflower Pavilion. This event raised about $40,000 towards the new building in a single incredible night. Kudos to the extraordinary team that put it together: Lyons Regional Library District Foundation (Connie Eyster, Glynnis Farmwald, Janet Corson-Rikert, Bill Palmer, Liz Early),…

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