Gypsum Public Library
The Gypsum Public Library is getting new carpet! The carpet replacement project will begin Wednesday, March 27 and is anticipated to take two weeks to complete, mostly during the weekends. Since the library is home to more than 40,000 separate items including books, movies, audiobooks, newspapers, etc.; over one hundred bookshelves, tables, chairs and 16 computers, installing new carpeting is a major undertaking.
The library will remain open! The project will be staged in two sections, so at times portions of the library's collection will be inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will this project occur?
The project will start Wednesday, March 27 and is expected to go on for two weeks. The children and teen areas are expected to be inaccessible Wednesday, March 27 through Monday, March 31. The adult area will be inaccessible Monday, April 1 through Thursday, April 4.
Will the library be open?
Yes! The library will remain open throughout the project by staging the installation. This means closing off certain sections to the public and staff. Patrons will likely find the library different every day.
How will I get the items I want?
Staff can assist patrons in searching for and retrieving items. At times, certain sections will be temporarily off-limits even to staff. Patrons are encouraged to use our online catalog to reserve items by placing holds. Patrons will receive notice when their items are ready to be picked up at the front desk.
Can I still print and use the computers?
Yes! There will be a "limited number" of public internet computers and a printing station available.
Will I still be able to attend library programs like storytime, teen night, and book club?
Thank you for letting us know library programs are important to you! Yes, our library programs will continue and staff will be able to direct patrons to new meeting locations in the library if needed. Storytimes the morning of Thursday, March 28 are canceled. Most programs and class visits will be scheduled as normal but please pardon the noise.
Why is the library replacing the carpet?
The Gypsum Public Library averages 250 visitors a day and that kind of traffic can wear on carpet. The carpet was installed when the building was built and is showing signs of this wear as tiles have become unglued and warped, which presents a hazard to public safety. In addition, this is a standard replacement and update cycle of carpeting for the District. This routine and proactive maintenance is a part of keeping our buildings looking great.
Estimated Project Timeline (schedule will be updated as project advances)
Wednesday, March 27:
- Items will be removed from the Children & Teen Areas.
Thursday, March 28 - Saturday, March 30:
- Carpet will be installed in the Children & Teen Area and items will return to the Children & Teen Areas.
Monday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 3:
- Carpet will be installed in Adult Area, staff offices, conference room, study rooms, and closets.
Monday, April 1:
- Items will be removed from the Adult Area.
Tuesday, April 2 - Thursday, April 4:
- Carpet will be installed in the Adult area and items will return to the Adult Area.
Thursday, April 4
- Target for completion!