Passed mill levy means Red Feather Lakes library is open daily starting May 15

An important note from Friends President Sandy Lagow:

The Friends of the RFLC Library is still looking for one or two board members for 2015-16. This is a great opportunity to support your community! It entails five meetings from May-September. If you can’t make the meetings, much of our business can be done via e-mail.

Our beautiful quilt will be on display at our three book sales beginning with the Memorial Weekend sale. Check it out at the library. The book sale begins on Thursday afternoon, May 21.

We have a great Friends annual dinner coming up on June 18 at Western Ridge starting at 5 p.m. Hurry and join with a membership to our organization. Reservations can be made through the library after June 1.

Questions? Please call Sandy at 970-484-1335.

Otherwise, we’re pleased to report that the library will be open seven days a week year-round starting May 15. Daily hours throughout the year will remain an easy-to-remember 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’ll be hiring an individual within the next month or so to serve as weekend circulation librarian, expected to meet your library needs and interests on Sundays and Mondays at the same high level of service that you should expect and receive the remainder of the week.

We do this because the passage of the mill levy initiative in November allows us opportunities to address service issues that were before difficult or impossible to resolve. One primary concern that we’ve heard from you over several years has been library hours. Hours have been inconvenient. They have not allowed sufficient weekend opportunity for you to come to the library. Sometimes days and times have been difficult to remember. We’re not solving all of those issues, but we are addressing them in ways that represent a best opportunity for you given the best and most efficient use of your tax dollar and other library income.

Now this doesn’t necessarily resolve the issue of having sometimes to drive several miles to check out a book or DVD. However, we’re taking this opportunity to bolster the free libraries now available at Western Ridge to the east and Crystal Lakes Base Camp to the west. We’ve also made strenuous efforts this year to bring the book to you, expanding substantially our 24/7 services to allow you, from the convenience of home (at any time of the day or night) to download a wanted e-Book or audiobook to your computer or personal device.

We’re always going to maintain a strong print collection in the library, but space is limited by the building itself. For e-materials, the sky is literally the limit. We’ll advantage that to the level that is convenient and wanted by you.

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