by Tess Riley,
Library Services Specialist
Grand County Library District (GCLD) is pleased to announce that computers and office services are now available at all GCLD libraries. We are currently accepting appointments for one-hour computer sessions (one per person per week), as well as shorter appointments for patrons who wish to use the copier, fax machine, or scanner. Please call your local branch to schedule an appointment.
To keep everyone as safe as possible, we are requiring patrons to wear masks for the duration of the time while in the library. We also recommend that you bring your own headphones if you need them.
Library staff is disinfecting keyboards and mice between each user in accordance with recommended health guidelines. All faxing, scanning, and copying will be done for you by a staff member. Librarians must maintain a distance of six feet from patrons, which may limit the amount of computer assistance they can provide. Your safety is our number one priority.
Please be aware that the library stacks are not yet open for browsing, and study rooms are still closed, so your appointment gives you access to computer or office services only. However, curbside pick-up of local materials is still available at all five of our locations. Simply call your nearest branch and our staff will be delighted to fill your requests and have them ready for you to pick up during drive thru or curbside hours.
In addition to office services, GCLD has other resources that you may find helpful as you navigate these challenging times:
Beginning June 11, GCLD will be offering free online Career Coaching Classes. Students will learn to build a resume, identify job options, and sharpen your interview skills. Each student will also receive two one-on-one sessions tailored to your specific needs. Registration is required and space is limited, so visit www.gcld.org and select the “Programs” tab to sign up.
Career Online High School (COHS) is an accredited high school diploma program offered free of charge by GCLD in partnership with Colorado State Library. Grand County residents 19 years old or older are eligible to apply. For more information, visit www.gcld.org, select the “eBooks and Learning Tools” tab, and scroll down to “Career Online High School”.
Free Wi-Fi is available from the parking lots of all five GCLD branches. Our Wi-Fi is now accessible 24/7 to better serve our patrons while library services are limited.
Other helpful resources
Work In Grand offers local job postings and candidate profiles. Visit www.workingrand.com for more information.
Colorado Workforce Center offers career counseling, resume assistance, and information. Call 970-887-1857.
Unemployment assistance is available at www.colorado.gov or call 970- 668-5360.
GCLD’s current office service fees
• Computer Use: FREE
• Wi-Fi: FREE
• Black & White Copies/Prints: $0.25 per side
• Color Copies/Prints: $1.00 per side
• Scanning: $0.50 per side
• Faxing: $1.00 per page (cover sheet free)
Branch Contact Information: Fraser Valley Library: 970-726-5689 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Granby Library: 970-887-2149 or email@example.com
• Hot Sulphur Springs Library: 970-725-3942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Juniper Library @ Grand Lake: 970- 627-8353 or email@example.com
• Kremmling Library: 970-724-9228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• GCLD website: www.gcld.org