If the Delta County Libraries board agrees, there will be more convenient hours for library patrons.
Kit Stephenson, regional manager for the Crawford, Hotchkiss and Paonia libraries, spoke to the Crawford Town Council on Wednesday, April 3.
She was accompanied by Kathy Little of the Crawford Library. The town council had been very critical of the cut in hours at the local library. Apparently, negative comments had been received from the public and staff at other libraries as well. So, library branch use studies and budget issues were re-examined. As a result, the Delta County Libraries Board of Trustees has proposed different hours the libraries will be open. It still has to vote to approve the proposal. The board meets on the third Wednesday of the month.
Here are the proposed hours for the libraries:
Crawford is currently open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-6, Friday 2-6 and closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The proposed hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12-6, Thursday 10-6, Saturday 12-4 and closed Sunday and Monday.
Hotchkiss is currently open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10-6, and closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Proposed hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10-6, Wednesday 10-7 and closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Paonia is currently open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10-6, Tuesday 10-8, Saturday 10-2 and closed Sunday. In the proposal, the only change would be Tuesday 10-7.
Cedaredge is currently open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10-6, Wednesday 10-8, Saturday 10-2 and closed Sunday and Monday. The proposed change would cut one hour on Wednesday. The library would be open 10-7.
Delta is currently open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-7, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-4 and closed Sunday. It's proposed for the library to be open Monday 10-7, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-3 and closed Sunday.
The Crawford Town Council seemed very pleased with the proposed hours to accommodate working parents.
Stephenson said the Crawford Library now has six iPads for use in the library. They are equipped with a program to download books, music and magazines.
Kathy Little said there will be after school games and waffles every other Thursday at 4 p.m.
Every Wednesday afternoon is a Tween Club. Currently they are writing a play. Rick Steckel will demonstrate how to make arrowheads later this year.
Scrapbooking is done once a month on Saturdays.
On April 18 at 6 p.m., Keith Nichols will give a presentation on his rafting trip through the Grand Canyon.
May 18 is a Bike Day in conjunction with Crawford School. There will be a book give-a-way for four-year-olds.
A new calendar is published each month in the Delta County Independent and posted at the library.blog comments powered by Disqus