Ch-ch-ch-changes

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September will bring new faces to the Lyons Regional Library District team, in addition to familiar faces in new roles. As of September 1, 2019, Assistant Director Kara Bauman will be stepping up into the role of Library Director. Due to family commitments, Rebecca Schuh will be leaving her position as chief executive, but will be staying on until new staff are established.  Reflecting on her time here, Rebecca says that she is “extremely proud to have been a part of the evolution of Lyons Regional Library District (LRLD) as we have moved into the Lyons Community Library. I am also excited that Kara will become the next LRLD Director; she is…

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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

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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Summer Reading 2019

The 2019 Summer Reading program is underway! The Library encourages readers to continue learning throughout the summer with the return of its Summer Reading program. This year’s theme, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, is “A Universe of Stories” and inspires readers of all ages to dive into the realm of space exploration. Stop by and pick up one of these Space related titles:● Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel by Stuart Gibbs (2014)● CatStronauts by Drew Brockington (2017)● The Daredevil’s Guide to Outer Space by Anna Brett (2019)● Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: Charlie Series, Book 2 by Roald Dahl (1972)● Honor Among Thieves by Rachel…

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National Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition and one in every five adults in America experience a mental illness. Mental health affects everyone regardless of socioeconomic status, culture, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation; yet fewer than 60% of adults and 50% of youth receive mental health services. This lack of treatment is a culmination of lack of information, availability of treatment options, and the social stigma associated with mental illness.The library is a proud partner of the Lyons Mental Health Initiative (LMHI), who will be hosting a Community Conversation on Mental Health led by…

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New Director Appointed

Rebecca Schuh appointed new Lyons Library Director (Posted January 26, 2019) The Board of Trustees of the Lyons Regional Library District announces the appointment of Rebecca Schuh as our new Director of the Lyons Regional Library. The Board was particularly impressed by the depth and breadth of Rebecca’s experience, which includes significant work in strategic planning, building community partnerships, administration, reference, finance, project management, patron services, programming, and human resources management. She has been with the Campbell County Public Library system (Gillette, WY) for the past 11 years, and before that was with the Rapid City Public Library. Rebecca holds an MLIS and BS from the University of Alabama and is a…

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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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State-wide recognition for our District and our President
Kathleen Crane

State-wide recognition for our District and our President

Speaking of congrats, major congratulations are due to our Library Board President Kathleen Crane, who was named Outstanding Trustee of the Year by the Colorado Association of Libraries. This is a very competitive state-wide award which brings honor and recognition to Kathleen and also to our tiny but powerful, “can-do” District. The award specifically references her continuous efforts to build a new District and a new facility at the same time, all in the midst of flood recovery, and Kathleen’s inspiring, warm-hearted and generous leadership style and extraordinary team-building skills. Kathleen will receive her award at the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 14, from 11:30-1:00pm. The event…

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