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NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7th, 2018

Contact:
Ann Kling
Director
director@clearviewlibrary.org
970-686-5603, ex. 302

Clearview Library District Residents Vote Against Measure to Fund New Library

Windsor, CO — Residents of the Clearview Library District voted against ballot measure 6C on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The measure would have provided the necessary funds to construct a new library building.

“We’re disappointed in the results of the election,” said Library Board President Joann Perko. “The new library would have solved the immediate challenges faced by the current location and positioned the district for inevitable future growth.”

The Library Board will work over the coming months to gather public input and craft a plan to address the issues faced by its current, limited building. A public feedback session will be scheduled in the near future.

“We value input from our residents on both sides of this issue,” said Perko. “The feedback will be used to help the Library Board determine next steps.”

In addition to the forthcoming public feedback session, individuals can email feedback at any time to connect@clearviewlibrary.org.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2018

Contact: Casey Lansinger
Public Services
casey@clearviewlibrary.org
970-686-5603, ex. 306

Clearview Library District Adds New Bookmobile Stop

Windsor, CO — The Clearview Library District will add a new Bookmobile stop at the Northern Lights Park in Windsor starting the week of September 10.The Bookmobile will travel to Northern Lights Park — 550 Saratoga Way, Windsor — every Monday from 6 - 7 p.m.

“The Bookmobile brings the Clearview Library District straight to your neighborhood,” said Library Outreach Supervisor Cari Borchert. “We bring new and popular books, movies, music, technology, and toys for our community to borrow and try at home, as well as library information and services. At any given time, we have more than 2,500 items on board!”

With the new addition, the Bookmobile now travels to 15 locations across the Clearview Library District, which includes Windsor, Severance, and West Greeley. For the current Bookmobile schedule, visit http://clearviewlibrary.org/bookmobile-1706.

“Last year, we had 15,735 Bookmobile visitors who checked out or renewed 26,514 items,” said Borchert. “We’re excited to add more stops and extend our reach even further.”

For more information, call 970-686-5603 or visit the Clearview Library website, clearviewlibrary.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2018

Contact:
Ann Kling
Director
director@clearviewlibrary.org
970-686-5603, ex. 302


Clearview Library District and Foundation to Host Author Peter Heller
for Clearview Reads September 22

Windsor, CO — The Clearview Library District and the Clearview Library District Friends and Foundation will host best-selling author Peter Heller as part of the Clearview Reads series on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Windsor High School Auditorium.

The evening will begin with an intimate reception with Heller at 5:30 p.m., which includes food and beverages. The author talk will begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by a book signing. Tickets are $25 for the VIP reception and $5 for general admission, and can be purchased on the Foundation’s website.

Heller is the best-selling author of “The Painter,” “The Dog Stars,” and “Celine.” An award-winning adventure writer, Heller is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men's Journal, and National Geographic Adventure, and is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and NPR. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including “Kook”, “The Whale Warriors,” and “Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River.”

He earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in both fiction and poetry, and currently lives in Denver, Colo.

For more information, visit http://www.cldfriends.org/peter_heller or call 970-686-5603.

About Clearview Reads

Each year, the Clearview Library District, Clearview Library District Friends & Foundation, and the Kathy Murphy Speaker Series Fund are proud to present Clearview Reads, a series of literary events that brings popular authors into our community.

The author series is funded by a donation from Vincent Murphy, husband of the late Kathy Murphy who was a former director of the Clearview Library District.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2018

Contact:
Ann Kling
Director
director@clearviewlibrary.org
970-686-5603, ex. 302


Clearview Library District Digitizes Historical Windsor Newspapers


Windsor, CO — The Clearview Library District now offers digital access to historical copies of the Windsor Beacon, Windsor’s first newspaper.

The library, in collaboration with the current owner of the Windsor Beacon, The Coloradoan, and newspapers.com, digitized issues of the Windsor Beacon that were previously only available on microfilm. The issues — 1908 - 1909, 1935 - June 1973, May 1977 - April 1982 — are accessible from any computer at the library on the library district’s website under the “Explore” tab, “Databases.”

“This was an important project for our community,” said Library Director Ann Kling. “Preserving our past and making it available to all will strengthen our community.”

With this first phase complete, the library will continue to the next phase of the project: digitizing print copies currently in the archives of the library and the Windsor Boardwalk Park Museum. The library anticipates completion of the second phase by the end of 2020. Search the database here

For more information, visit the Clearview Library at 720 3rd Street or call 970-686-5603.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 10, 2018

Contact:
Ann Kling
Director
director@clearviewlibrary.org
970-686-5603, ex. 302


Clearview Library District to Request Funds for New Facility from Voters

Windsor, CO — The Clearview Library District Board of Trustees unanimously voted at an August 8 special meeting to place a funding measure on the November 2018 ballot.

The measure will ask Clearview Library District residents’ approval to raise the library’s mill levy 2.585 mills to fund the construction and operation of a new library facility. After 25 years, the mill levy will reduce by 1.985 mills.

“With the rapid growth of our communities and increased demand for services, our current library facility is stretched beyond its capacity,” said Library Board President Joann Perko. “After conversations with community members, we believe a new facility is an investment that will allow the library to maintain and expand its level of service to the communities of Windsor, Severance, and West Greeley.”

About the ballot measure
If approved, the change in district’s mill levy would result in an additional $5.43 per month cost to homeowners with a $350,000 residential property. Once the building is paid for, the building portion of the mill increase will sunset and a 0.600 mill will remain to fund operations.

The total mill levy rate after 25 years would be 4.146 — the current mill of 3.546 plus the 0.600 mill increase.

“We strongly believe it’s our job to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” said Perko. “The Library Board has a track record of reducing our financial obligations early. For our current facility, we were able to eliminate the debt four years early.”

About the new facility
The proposed new facility will be centrally located within the district near the corner of Main Street and Hollister Lake Road. Building design features include:

  • Dedicated children, teen, and adult areas.
  • Gathering spaces for small and large groups, and a large community room.
  • A Makerspace for all ages.
  • Room for 30% more collection materials.
  • A 15-seat computer lab.
  • Outdoor patio and event spaces.
  • Connection to downtown Windsor and area trail systems.

For more information on the project, visit http://clearviewlibrary.org/new-library-project or contact the library at connect@clearviewlibrary.org or 970-686-5603.