It's a Go!
The Silt Branch Library broke ground March 9, 2012 and will open on October 6, 2012. It is located right next door to the existing library. The architect is Oz Architecture and the contractor is FCI, Inc. The building features an expandable meeting room to accommodate larger events (with a huge garage door!), as well as two study rooms, unique children's and teen spaces, and a plaza between the existing Silt Town Hall and the new library. The plaza will feature 28 concrete "books." Donors will have an opportunity to name their favorite title and author as part of the installation. We are planning a community Book Brigade to move the library from the old building to the new and will be looking for volunteers in mid-September to help with the move.
The Glenwood Springs Branch Library broke ground on May 8th and there is now a big hole at the corner of Cooper Avenue and 8th Street. The building was designed by Humphries Polis Architecture with Willis Pember Architecture assisting as the local architect. The new library will be 14,000 square feet and feature a meeting room for 200, three study rooms, a conference room and expansive areas for children and adults. Teens will have a special area and local teens have participated in several focus groups to share their ideas about the new library. The building will have a second floor that will be shared with Colorado Mountain College for future expansion. There is also a 5000 square foot community plaza on the south end of the structure. We hope to be open by September 2013.More information about our construction projects is available on our website at www.gcpld.org/construction. We welcome your questions and comments.