The Garfield County Public Library District seeks to create, promote, and provide an environment of literacy, education, information, and entertainment for everyone in our communities.
The current strategic plan was written by library staff and board members in 2011-2012. This plan sets additional goals for the library district as construction of new libraries is completed. Click here for the 2012-2014 Strategic Goals and Objectives.
Jobs at the Libraries
The Garfield County Public Library District is a great place to work. Whether you are paid or volunteering, we have something for everyone. (Click here to learn more about volunteering for the library.)
Thank you for your interest in working for the Garfield County Libraries!
Volunteers provide much-needed services at all of our Branch Libraries. These services vary by the volunteer’s personal interest and each branch library’s needs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the following categories:
Book Sale & Donations Assistance
Short-term or Special Projects
The Garfield County Public Library District is governed by a board of seven trustees appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Garfield County. Efforts are made to have at least one trustee from each of the communities served by a Garfield County Branch Library.
Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. Meeting location changes monthly; check our board meeting schedule to see where the next meeting will be held. Regular board meetings begin at 6:00 pm and are free and open to the public.
Each branch of the Garfield County Public Library District has its own Friends of the Library group. Friends support their local branches through volunteering, outreach, and fundraisers. Each branch has an ongoing Friends book sale. Learn more on the Book Sales tab of our News & Events page.
The Garfield County Public Library Foundation was formed as a 501(c)(3) in 1997 to “promote and foster the provision of public library services to residents and citizens of Garfield County, Colorado, and to provide financial support for the Garfield County Public Library.” (from the Articles of Incorporation of Garfield County Public Library Foundation, Inc.)