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The Estes Valley Library has always been committed to providing free gathering space so residents of the Estes Valley can better connect and build community. 

Over the past several years, technology has advanced, and the needs of our community and Library patrons cover a wide range. For example, meetings and presentations with hybrid (both in-person and online) capabilities are now not just commonplace, but expected. 

In order to accommodate HOA meetings, book clubs, author talks, nonprofit presentations, and so much more, the Library has invested in hybrid-level audiovisual upgrades in its meeting rooms to strengthen our community’s capacity to connect.

Now, with overhead cameras and microphones, the 2nd floor Wasson Board Room is well equipped for hybrid meetings, and patrons only need to tap a few buttons on a touchscreen panel to fire up the technological engines. In the 1st floor Hondius Community Room, virtual presenters will be better seen, heard, and recorded with improved equipment for both in-person and online viewers.

“Libraries are a hub for the community, and this new equipment makes our spaces even more flexible and accessible,” said Brad Maggetti, Technical Services Supervisor. “I can’t wait to see how everyone makes use of this state-of-the-art technology to share ideas and grow together.” 

Projects like these technology upgrades are made possible thanks to the generous donors of the Library Friends & Foundation. Learn more about meeting rooms and how your community group can book Library space here.