A Message from Library Director: WPL’s Reopening

June 26, 2020
Dear Library Patrons,
I want to provide an update about the library closure due to COVID-19, as the question on the minds of many is “When is the Library going to open?”
Currently, we are following the latest Colorado and County Public Health Orders and guidance which allows us to provide a myriad of services, including virtual/outdoor programming, summer reading kits, chat service, digital checkouts, WiFi, printing and the super-popular contact-free Curbside Service. I am thankful to the Staff for developing these super helpful and innovative services. The Staff have been working hard to keep Library Services going while the facility is closed, we’ve even got Storytimes by your favorite librarians on YouTube.
In the meantime, we are developing plans that will protect our library users and staff with a phased approach for returning to full library service at the appropriate time. Soon, we hope to provide limited access to the Lower Terrace for limited Library programs, outdoor meetings and access to the Magazine Room off the Terrace for in-person appointment services like fingerprinting, passport applications, Notary services and specified computer use. We will share these dates with you as we develop the procedures and receive approvals.
Please take advantage of the new Curbside Service (970-729-8129) and remember that we have a tremendous amount of digital material for checkout (https://www.telluridelibrary.org/downloads/)
You can reach a librarian via chat (www.telluridelibrary.org), telephone (970-728-4519 ext. 110) or email, askus@telluridelibrary.org
Thank you all for your patience and understanding while the doors remain closed, and understand that we share your disappointment and frustration.  However, we are doing all that we can to provide Library services and access to information from outside the doors.
Thank you for your continued use of WPL – we can’t wait to see you all when the time is right.
Sarah Landeryou
Library Director