(Greeley– March 2013) – On March 15, 2008 Carbon Valley Regional Library (CVRL) opened its doors to area residents. The theme that day was “Together, we are bringing a new library to life.”
Although Carbon Valley residents had been receiving library service for the previous 20 years, the new facility marked a milestone for the growing community. Through cooperation and collaboration between area municipalities, elected officials and community members Carbon Valley transitioned from a 3,800 square foot facility with a collection of about 30,000 items to a 35,000 square foot facility with an opening day collection of 116,000 items. The new library offered not only a larger collection, but more community gathering space, access to technology, more programing and expanded opportunities for cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities.
"It is with great joy that we prepare to celebrate our 5th Anniversary and the library as a true community destination. We also want to celebrate you, our patrons, for supporting the library and expressing your sincere support for all that we do and offer," said Eileen McCluskey, Manager of CVRL.
A celebration is scheduled on March 13th from 1-7 pm at the Library (7 Park Ave. in Firestone). There will be plenty of treats to share and opportunities for you to share your input and comments on an interactive bulletin board. There will also be a S.T.E.M program- Weather Works for kids in 3rd-5th grade at 4pm. Advanced registration is required for this program. Visit MyLibrary.us to register.
“It’s been a terrific 5 years,” added McCluskey. "The staff is delighted to have offered the library up as a place of and for discovery and imagination, as well as life-long learning. We’ve strived to meet the diverse and changing needs of our patrons from downloading digital materials to lending laptops to offering family entertainment. We hope to see many of you during our celebration and look forward to navigating the challenges of the emerging digital landscape while supporting early literacy, being a community resource and providing a positive experience for each person that visits us.”
The High Plains Library District connects communities to information, inspiration and entertainment for life. HPLD includes libraries in Greeley, Firestone, Erie, Ault, Eaton, Johnstown, Platteville, Hudson and Fort Lupton.