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Windsor-Severance Library Reopening: Important Information

Welcome back to the library! We know how much our patrons like to browse our collections. After a three-week closure during the most disruptive phase of the remodel, the Windsor-Severance Library will reopen on Monday, January 30, 2023, resuming regular operating hours

Construction is Ongoing: construction workers will still be active on site, and certain areas of the building will be closed to the public until all work is completed. 

Things to keep in mind since this is an active construction site:

  • Do not enter areas with caution tape or cones. 
  • Signs, cones and caution tape will be displayed when an area is closed off to patrons. 
  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Furniture: there are no tables, chairs, or areas for children to play. In light of this, please keep visits brief. 
  • Painting, drywalling, and carpet installation may be occurring. If you are sensitive to smells, you may prefer to use our curbside pickup instead.
  • If you can't find an item, please ask the staff for help. 
  • Renovations will not be completed until spring.

Library Services: following the library’s reopening, there will be some temporary changes to our services. See below for details.

  • Bookmobile: our regularly scheduled stops will resume on Monday, February 6, 2023.
  • Library Checkouts: we are not able to accept returns at this time, please keep your items until March 6, 2023, except for Interlibrary Loan Items (ILLs). Those items still need to be returned by their original due date.
  • Book Drops are temporarily closed until then as well. 
  • Limited collections: library patrons may still check out materials, but some collections may not be available for browsing. Our staff is happy to retrieve materials from those collections for you, or you can always request them through Library Takeout.
  • For more information about your library account, please check your online account or call us at 970-686-5603.
  • Library Programs and Events: due to the continued construction in the building many of our programs and events are still being offered virtually, at alternative locations, as a take-and-make kit only, or postponed. Those details are on the registration pages for each program or event.
  • Reserving Rooms: rooms cannot be reserved at this time.

Reopening celebration: after the renovations have been completed in the spring and the furniture has been installed, we plan to host a celebration for the community. As soon as we have all details finalized, we will announce the celebration on our social media platforms and have an event on our website.