Grand Opening Celebration

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  • Post last modified:April 10, 2020

You're invited to the Lyons Community Library Grand Opening Celebration on September 7th noon-5pm. SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 12:00-1:00 The “Better than Book Club Band” with Kate Kerr and friends including hammered dulcimer National Champion, Tina Guegler12:30-1:00pm Story Time with Annie Grace1:00-1:30 Musical instrument petting zoo. Try out a hammered dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and more!1:30-2:00 RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY (emcee Sandy Banta)2:00-2:30 Lyons Middle/High School Jazz Band2:30-3:00 Friends of the Library slide show and meeting3:00-4:00 Presentation by TED talk speaker, Corrin LaCombe, who will challenge some assumptions about conservation4:00-5:00 Social Time ONGOING EVENTS--Refreshments--Discovery Scavenger hunt--“Adopt-a-Book” to enhance the library collection--Writing with KayAnn Short--Temporary tattoos and stickers

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Lyons Community Library Now Open

With very little fan fair but much anticipation the Lyons Community Library opened its doors to the public on August 1st at 10:30 am. During the first thirty minutes over fifty community members explored the new building and over the entire day patrons checked out 572 items. The opening of the new library building marks a new chapter in the story of the Lyons community and Lyons Regional Library District. A day-long grand opening event will be hosted by The Friends of the Library from 12-5pm on Saturday, September 7th.  In true Lyons fashion the day is sure to feature rousing music as well as many other surprises.    Lyons Community Library Staff…

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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…


April 2019 New Library Update

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  • Post last modified:August 28, 2019

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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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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