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LIBRARY REMODELS

LIBRARY REMODELS

PARDON OUR DUST, IT'S CONSTRUCTION TIME

PARDON OUR DUST, IT'S CONSTRUCTION TIME

We're hard at work to make sure our libraries keep up with the growing needs of our community (that's you!). From freshening up spaces with paint and carpet to building new libraries, we're thankful for your support and for being a valued member of Arapahoe Libraries. Here you'll find the latest remodel and construction news. Questions? Contact us.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS

TRIVIA

The background image above in gray is from Koelbel Library's groundbreaking ceremony. Koelbel Library opened in 1992.

SOUTHGLENN LIBRARY

Southglenn Library will be closed Thursday, September 10, 2020, through early October 2020 to undergo carpet replacement and installation.

The book return will be closed beginning September 7.

Park and Pickup will be available through September 19.

KELVER LIBRARY: COMING SOON

Kelver Library

In September of 2018, the Arapahoe Library District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new 10,000+ square foot library in Byers to become the new Kelver Library.

Building permits have been received and construction is underway.

ABOUT THE NEW KELVER LIBRARY

Feedback from the community resulted in the following wish list for the new library:

  • Indoor and outdoor community spaces to meet, study, read and rest
  • A makerspace for creative projects
  • Energy efficiency
  • A rustic building design

A VIEW OF THINGS TO COME

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Kelver Library_OZ

CASTLEWOOD LIBRARY: NOW OPEN

New Castlewood Library

Castlewood Library is accepting materials returns and offering Library by Appointment and Park and Pickup services. Find out more about these service updates.

FEATURES OF THE REMODELED CASTLEWOOD LIBRARY

  • Beautiful, updated space with natural light
  • Increased accessibility to library materials 
  • Enclosed children’s area 
  • Larger Makerspace 
  • Lounge area with coffee vending
  • Improved traffic flow in the parking lot 
  • Convenient driver-side book drop

DAVIES LIBRARY: NOW OPEN

New Davies Library

The new Davies Library opened Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Update your address books to the new address, 128 2nd Ave., Deer Trail, Colorado, 80105. Davies Library has its own entrance and is located in Deer Trail’s new pre-K through 12th grade school.

ABOUT THE NEW DAVIES LIBRARY

The voters of Deer Trail approved a tax increase to accompany the successful request for a BEST grant to build a new school! In 2017, community meetings were held and contractor and architect firms were hired. Ground was broken May 2018 and construction began on school-owned property east of the old school. The new school, for preK–12 grades, incorporates state-of-the-art technology and community space.

The new, larger library features:

  • Open floor plan
  • Natural light
  • One meeting room
  • Two study rooms
  • Access to WiFi
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