Grand County Library District to Offer Drive Thru and Curbside Pickup of Library Materials

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(Grand County, CO) – Based on guidance from Colorado’s Safer at Home Public Health Order and Grand County’s Standing Public Health Order, all Grand County Library District (GCLD) library branches will allow the checkout of physical library materials either by drive thru service or curbside pickup.

Granby Library currently allows the checkout of materials via the library’s drive thru window. Beginning Monday, May 4, Fraser Valley, Juniper, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Kremmling Libraries will offer curbside pickup.

In order to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 through the transfer of library materials to different locations, only items within each library’s collection will be available for checkout from that branch location.

To find materials to checkout:

  1. Visit www.gcld.org and visit the ‘Catalog’ tab.
  2. To search for a specific item, search for it in the search bar; once results pop up, click the ‘Available at’ dropdown and click on your desired branch to see items available.
  3. To browse the entire collection at a specific library, on the main search page, click on any of the ‘Available at…’ buttons to see that library’s collection.
  4. Once you have verified the items you would like to check out, please call the library branch to have holds on the items placed for you.
    1. Fraser Valley Library – 970-726-5689
    2. Granby Library – 970-887-2149
    3. Hot Sulphur Springs – 970-725-3942
    4. Juniper Library – 970-627-8353
    5. Kremmling Library – 970-724-9228
  5. When you call to place your items on hold, the librarian will instruct you on how and when to pick up your materials.
  6. Protect our librarians and the community by wearing a mask when picking up materials.
  7. Books will be due three weeks after the checkout date and DVDs and magazines will be due one week after the checkout date.
  8. Return any materials in library book drops.
  9. Note that none of the libraries will be open for browsing. Please call the library branch if you need assistance picking out items.

The schedule for drive thru service/curbside pickup at each branch is as follows:

Fraser Valley Library

·         Tuesday – Thursday, 2-5 p.m.

·         Friday – Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Granby Library

·         Monday – Thursday, 2-5 p.m.

·         Friday, 1-3 p.m.

Hot Sulphur Springs Library

·         Wednesday, 2-5 p.m.

·         Friday, 1-3 p.m.

Juniper Library

·         Wednesday – Thursday, 2-5 p.m.

·         Friday – Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Kremmling Library

·         Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 2-5 p.m.

·         Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

The health and safety of our staff and community members are of the utmost importance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering when picking up materials and to stay home if sick in any way. Materials are to be returned via the library’s book drops only and not handed to a librarian or left on the curbside pickup tables. All library materials are quarantined prior to being put back into circulation.

As a reminder, while GCLD is closed to the public:

  • Due dates on all checked out items have been extended until May 18
  • Patrons can return materials via any library branch book drop
  • All study room and community room reservations are cancelled
  • All in-person library programs and events are cancelled

Many library resources are available through www.gcld.org including eBooks, video streaming, research, classes, and activities. Go to the ‘eBooks & Learning Tools’ tab on our website to access or find more. We are also currently offering digital programming for all ages. Visit the ‘Programs’ calendar on our website for information and access.

GCLD will continue to monitor the situation to determine when the libraries can fully reopen and in-person programming and events can resume. We will provide updates with information as it comes. For the most up-to-date information, visit the GCLD website at www.gcld.org.

About Grand County Library District
The mission of Grand County Library District is linking people to boundless opportunities. The District strives to be: an asset for individuals and the community to connect with information and ideas; a trusted source for enrichment and information literacy; and a space for all people to connect, to share, to explore ideas, and to stimulate discovery. The District has five library branches throughout Grand County and has been serving the community for 25 years.

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Jessi Burns

Director of Public Services

Grand County Library District

970-887-9411 ext. 107

[email protected]

www.gcld.org

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Linking people to boundless opportunities.

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