Eaton Public Library began as a grass roots effort by citizens in Eaton which funded a small wooden frame library in 1904. It was replaced by a larger brick structure given to the Town as a memorial to Town founder Governor Benjamin Eaton by his widow, Elizabeth, in 1911. Thanks to residents who voted to increase funding for the libraries in High Plains Library District, the original structure was expanded in 1992 and again in 2015. The service area is identical to Eaton RE-2 school district boundaries.
This historic 12,500 square foot library offers free access to all the resources available to branches in the High Plains Library District. While it is owned and operated by the Town of Eaton, access to services and collections is through a High Plains Library District card which you can obtain at the Eaton Public Library.
- The collection contains over 28,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for patrons of all ages
- Over 100 virtual programs are offered on average for patrons of all ages each month
- Access to 12 public internet computers and free Wi-fi access throughout the building and at curbside
- A customer-oriented staff is available Monday through Friday, 9-6 and Saturday, 10-4, to assist you
- Newspapers and magazines are available, many for check-out
- Services and programs are offered in English and Spanish
- Two study rooms are available during library hours free of charge to the community – call (970) 454-2189 to reserve a room
- Staff are available for visits to schools, community organizations, and clubs
- For up-to-date information about the Eaton Public Library, go to https://townofeaton.colorado.gov/library
- American Sign Language assistance is available
- Se habla espanol!