On Monday May 4th, Lyons Community Library was able to partially open for the first time since March 12 due to the Covid-19 virus. While much larger libraries such as in Boulder and Longmont remain closed, our small library, serving a smaller community, determined that it could open safely for curbside service.
How does this work?
1. Place items on hold at lyons.catalog.aspencat.info or by calling 303-823-5165. Because the statewide courier that delivers materials from other libraries is currently not operating, materials are limited to those owned by the Lyons Community Library. In order to fairly meet demand, they ask that only five items per card be checked out at one time.
2. When you arrive to pick up your holds, call 303-823-5165 to let library staff know you are there. Either stay in your vehicle, or stay at least 10 feet away from the doors.
3. A staff member will place your checked-out items on a table outside the front doors. Once the staff member is safely back inside, please pick up your items. Of course staff will assist those with mobility issues. Don’t forget to wave and be sure to notice the beautiful, library-themed masks the staff are wearing made by Diane Petersen.
Currently, the curbside pickup is available on Mondays and Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm; Tuesdays and Wednesday 2:00pm-6:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00am-11:00am. Hours are subject to change.
Materials can be returned anytime to the outside book drop. With an abundance of caution, and following currently recommended guidance from local health officials, all returned materials are quarantined for three days prior to check-in. This means there will be a delay in items clearing from accounts, but don’t worry since the library does not collect overdue fines.
Need help choosing materials since you can’t browse?
Call the librarians who are happy to help with suggestions.
Need to print something?
Simply email your attachments to email@example.com and you can pick these up on the table outside.
Need tech help?
The library offers one-on-one remote help sessions. Visit the library website or call 303-823-5165 to schedule a time with Dana Petersen. She is available Wednesdays 1-5pm and Fridays10am-1pm.
Library services will expand as soon as safely possible. Even when the library building is closed, there are still many online resources available including story hours, ebooks, academic instruction, language learning and much, much more for all ages.