Jordan F.'s blog
Carbondale Branch Library
Request For Qualifications/ Proposals
For Independent Commissioning Provider Services
RFP Issuance Date: January 31, 2013
RFP Closing Date: February 7, 2013
Welcome to the 75th year of Garfield County Libraries! We are so pleased to have made so much progress in the past few years and are proud of our new facilities and growing collections. Whether you are looking for print or digital resources, computer access or wifi, or attending a fifth day program, we know you are finding your local public library to be the “go to” place in town. While we look to our past over the coming year, we believe that it’s essential to keep an eye on our future.
A new library for Carbondale won approval from the Carbondale Town Council in April. Willis Pember Architects is designing the new library and Humphries Polis Architecture is designing the library interiors. The new library at the corner of Sopris Avenue and Third Street and will include a new 13,000 square foot library, a “story quarry” for kids, a sculpture garden, and a 100 person meeting room that will double as a quiet reading area. The project is slated to break ground in July 2012. The library will feature three study rooms, separate teen, children’s and adult areas as well as some innovative features such as a “You-media” type space for producing content for books, magazines, movies, music and more.