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Posted on: July 6, 2022

North Branch Library in Silverthorne to Begin Renovation/Expansion

Summit County Library

Satellite Library will open in Bluebird Market Through 2023

Contact: Stephanie Ralph, Summit County Library Director, 970-668-4282

SUMMIT COUNTY -- The Summit County North Branch Library located at 651 Center Circle in Silverthorne will be undergoing an expansion and renovation beginning August 2022 and continuing through 2023. The current library space will close on Monday, July 11 for the renovations, and a temporary library will be set up in a retail space inside the new Bluebird Market (325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO) to serve the public during that time.

“As services, programming, and technology adapt and evolve, our libraries must follow suit,” said Library Director Stephanie Ralph. “We plan to create a brighter, more open, and user-friendly space that highlights our proximity to the Blue River at the North Branch in Silverthorne.”

Some of the planned updates to the current library include:

  • Expanded children’s space for collection, computers, reading and programming 
  • Additional adult seating for working remotely, studying, and reading 
  • Renovated meeting rooms for community rental
  • A teen room, including study area
  • Outdoor decks to enjoy the view of the Blue River

In preparation for the construction, the North Branch Library will close to the public Monday, July 11. Beginning Tuesday, July 12, the library will reopen and operate out of a temporary satellite location in the Bluebird Market (325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne). The mini-library will offer:

  • 15-minute computer sessions with printing
  • Hold pickup
  • Book returns
  • Programs for adults and children
  • A section of new books for all ages
  •  A Friends of the Summit County Libraries used book sale

“We are grateful to be able to continue offering services to the public in Silverthorne at a vibrant community space during this renovation,” said Branch Manager Katie Koop. “We can’t wait to welcome patrons back into a beautiful, updated library building in 2023.”

The new Bluebird Market Satellite Library will be open on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday - Thursday, 10 AM- 6 PM
  • Fridays & Saturdays, 10 AM- 5 PM
  • Closed Sundays & Mondays

For more information on the Library Foundation Capital Campaign, including naming opportunities at the North Branch Library, visit https://summitcountylibraries.org/get-involved/library-foundation

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Sucursal norte en Silverthorne por comenzar la renovación/expansión

La biblioteca satélite abrirá en Bluebird Market hasta 2023

Contacto: Stephanie Ralph, Directora de la Biblioteca del Condado de Summit, 970-668-4282

CONDADO DE SUMMIT -- La biblioteca sucursal norte del condado de Summit, ubicada en 651 Center Circle en Silverthorne, se expandirá y renovará a partir de agosto del 2022 y continuará hasta el 2023. El espacio actual de la biblioteca cerrará el lunes, el 11 de julio para las renovaciones y se instalará una biblioteca temporal en un espacio comercial dentro del nuevo Bluebird Market (325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO) para atender al público durante ese tiempo.

A medida que los servicios, la programación y la tecnología se adaptan y evolucionan, nuestras bibliotecas deben hacer lo mismo”, dijo la directora de la biblioteca, Stephanie Ralph. Planeamos crear un espacio más brillante, más abierto y fácil de usar que destaque nuestra proximidad con el Blue River en la sucursal norte en Silverthorne”.

Algunas de las actualizaciones planificadas para la biblioteca actual incluyen:

  • Espacio infantil ampliado para colección, computadoras, lectura y programación
  • Asientos adicionales para adultos para trabajar de forma remota, estudiar y leer
  • Salas de reuniones renovadas para alquilar a la comunidad
  • Una sala para adolescentes, que incluye área de estudio
  • Terrazas al aire libre para disfrutar la vista de Blue River

En preparación para la construcción, la Biblioteca Sucursal Norte cerrará al público el lunes 11 de julio. A partir del martes 12 de julio, la biblioteca reabrirá y operará desde una ubicación satélite temporal en el Mercado Bluebird (325 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne). La mini-biblioteca ofrecerá:

  • Sesiones de computadora de 15 minutos con impresión
  • Libros en espera
  • Devolución  de libros
  • Programas para adultos y niños
  • Una sección de libros nuevos para todas las edades
  • Una venta de libros usados de Amigos de las Bibliotecas del Condado de Summit

Estamos agradecidos de poder continuar ofreciendo servicios al público en Silverthorne en un espacio comunitario vibrante durante esta renovación”, dijo Katie Koop, gerente de la sucursal. Estamos ansiosos por dar la bienvenida a los usuarios a un edificio de biblioteca hermoso y actualizado en el 2023”.

La nueva biblioteca satélite en Blue Bird Market estará abierta en el siguiente horario:

  • martes a jueves, de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m.
  • viernes y sábados, de 10 a.m. a 5 p.m.
  • Cerrado los domingos y lunes

Para mas información de la Campaña Capital de la Fundación de Bibliotecas, incluida la oportunidad de nombrar a la Biblioteca de la sucursal norte, visite https://summitcountylibraries.org/get-involved/library-foundation 

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