Hot Sulphur Springs library still closed after flood |

Hot Sulphur Springs library still closed after flood

The Hot Sulphur Springs Library remains closed after a burst pipe caused the library to flood and ultimately close in October.

Grand County Library District Director Stephanie Ralph, however, recently announced that repair and renovation work has now begun at the library, much to the relief of some Hot Sulphur residents.

The go-ahead has been received from the library’s insurance company, according to Ralph, who said they are working with Rocky Mountain Catastrophe to get the library open as soon as possible.

“The pieces are in place to move ahead with the reconstruction work and the library will be re-opening as soon as possible,” Ralph said.

The library is also using the closure to do some remodeling so that the small area “best serves the need of library users.”

The entire carpet will be replaced as well as some of the cabinets, which were damaged beyond repair in the flooding, along with a redesign to the area around the circulation desk. According to Ralph, the work space for the library staff will be more efficient and floor space will be freed up for library users to meet, hang out and watch movies and more.

“All-in-all, we hope there will be noticeable improvements,” she said.

Hot Sulphur Springs Branch Librarian Emily Pedersen is visiting the Hot Sulphur Town Hall at 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday, bringing a selection of materials for checkout. Residents are encourage to let the library know if there is something they would like her to include. Pedersen can be reached by email at

Returned items for Hot Sulphur Springs library users are picked up from the drop box outside the Hot Sulphur Library.

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