Palisade library branch set to reopen on Oct. 11

Closed for nearly a month to accommodate a move and remodel, the Palisade branch library will reopen Oct. 11 in its new downtown location.

Construction crews are installing new bathrooms and reconfiguring an area that will feature a meeting room at the library’s new home, 119 W. Third St., said Bob Kretschman, spokesman for the Mesa County Public Library District.

The 4,177-square-foot space will replace the 3,400-square-foot building at 711 Iowa Ave. The library purchased the Third Street location, which used to house the Blue Pig Gallery, for $400,000 in July.

The library’s former home closed at the beginning of this month. Kretschman said patrons who checked out books from the branch can drop them off at the old location until today, or they can hang onto them and return them when the new location opens. He said the library won’t collect late fees.

In addition to being located in the heart of downtown, the new branch will have two meeting rooms, feature a self-checkout terminal and allow patrons to pick up items on which they placed holds on their own.

An open house is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 11.


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