by Allison Cavis, IT Specialist and Creative Technologist, Estes Valley Library
The Library’s 2nd Floor is set to reopen this Tuesday at 9 a.m. We can’t wait to welcome you back upstairs!
Our goal, always, is to serve you better. The closure created an opportunity for maintenance and improvements, and now all those ladders, tools, and cardboard boxes are ready to give way to cozy spaces, refreshed with some new equipment and features.
Here’s a snapshot of what the second floor will look like when it reopens on Tuesday, July 6th:
Study Rooms, Quiet Room, and Wasson Board Room reopen
Our second floor public spaces are back! The Quiet Room is a comfortable place to read and relax with a book or laptop, or choose one of our four Study Rooms, available on a first-come, first-served basis (2-hour time limit). The Wasson Room also reopens for scheduled library programs and community group meetings.
Our popular space for creativity and learning is back, with tools like a laser cutter, 3D printers, a craft cutter, sewing machines, and much more. Are you a first time user? See what’s available in the Makerspace and take your online orientation at estesvalleylibrary.org/makerspace. Patrons who have already taken their additional training can book the 3D printers and laser cutter in advance.
Public Computers, Copies, and Printing Head Back Upstairs
8 brand-new iMacs will be ready for your web browsing, email and word processing needs in the second floor Computer Commons. Printing is 0.10 per page, and we accept cash or credit card at our new printing station. Copies are 0.10 per page (cash-only for now), but scanning to email from the copier is free.
Reserve a computer from home
Sign up for a public computer on the second floor, or reserve one from home up to 7 days in advance! See estesvalleylibrary.org/secondfloor for more information.
Print from anywhere with your own device
We’re excited to offer Mobile Print from anywhere! From home or the library, go to estesvalleylibrary.org/print and upload your document- that’s it! You can even forward an email to us and it will be ready to print when you get to the second floor—no need to log in to a public computer. Black & white prints are 10 cents a page, and you can pay with cash or credit card.
Expanded Library Hours
Library open hours are increasing from 40 to 60 each week. Starting Tuesday, July 6, the Library will be open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. The second floor closes 15 minutes before closing time on the first floor.
Questions? Stop in, give us a call, or find more information on our returning services at estesvalleylibrary.org/secondfloor. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Library’s second floor starting this Tuesday.