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Hotspots, Chromebooks Available for Check Out

By Tracy Ihnot 10/07/20 In the time of COVID-19, having access to a reliable internet connection and a computer or device is important.  Many more people are working or schooling from home, applying for unemployment benefits, job-seeking, or simply wanting to connect to the outside world through technology. With funding awarded…
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January 11, 2021
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Cedaredge, Hotchkiss libraries welcome new manager

By Tracy Ihnot 10/05/20 Long-time library employee Terry Johns retired in June of 2020, leaving an open manager position at Cedaredge and Hotchkiss libraries. After a months-long recruiting process, Sarah Smith, library district employee of eight years, stepped into the position on Sept. 16. “Based on her experience with the…
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January 11, 2021
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Bring in your seeds

By Tracy Ihnot 11/23/20 The library district also relies on volunteers every winter to assist in packaging thousands of seed packets by hand. This year, the typical seed-saving and packaging events are not possible, due to COVID-19 guidelines that restrict in-person programming. “We have had to find creative ways to…
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January 11, 2021
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Johns retires from library district

By Tracy Ihnot 09/09/20 The first person to greet you when you walk into a library can directly impact your experience.  Being welcomed with a warm, friendly smile, a display of genuine interest in your needs, and the patience to assist you no matter what the circumstance can be empowering. If…
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January 11, 2021
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Libraries Reopen

By Tracy Ihnot 08/05/20 After a months-long closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Delta County Libraries opened the doors again to the public on Tuesday, July 21.  “We are excited to be open again and enjoying having patrons back in the libraries,” says Adriana Chavira, library manager. In order to provide…
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August 20, 2020
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Little retires after 36 years of service at Crawford Library

By Tracy Ihnot 06/10/20 When a person dedicates over 30 years of her life to serving a community in a very unique and personal way, she makes a profound impact on that community. She builds relationships that are strengthened over the years, establishing a treasured history of shared knowledge and…
kelsy
June 26, 2020
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Hart retires from library district

By Tracy Ihnot 06/03/20 On May 15, Lea Hart celebrated her last day of service with Delta County Libraries. Hart dedicated 10 years to the library district as both a library manager in Delta and Cedaredge and as district director since February of 2016. During her directorship, Hart developed a…
kelsy
June 26, 2020
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Kiwanis, Bank of Colorado sponsor summer reading

By Tracy Ihnot 06/02/20 Kiwanis Club of Delta and Bank of Colorado are the major sponsors of the 2020 summer reading program, “Imagine Your Story.” Every summer, Delta County Libraries offers a countywide reading program for all ages, with fun family activities and incentives for reading. “This program has always…
kelsy
June 26, 2020
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Delta County Libraries now offering curbside pickup

By Mckenzie Moore, Staff Writer 05/22/20 Delta County Libraries (DCL) began offering curbside pickup services on May 19, allowing the community to check out physical items in a safe way. “Curbside service gives library patrons the opportunity to check out physical materials like books, audiobooks, and DVDs from the library,”…
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June 26, 2020
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Libraries shift services amid health crisis

By Tracy Ihnot 05/07/20 In the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis, libraries across the country are shifting valuable services and programming to virtual settings in order to continue meeting the needs of their communities. “We have offered a robust online library for many years,” explained Leah Morris, collections…
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June 26, 2020