Hot Sulphur Springs library to reopen next month |

Hot Sulphur Springs library to reopen next month

The Hot Sulphur Springs library, which has been closed since October after a flood damaged its interior, is slated to reopen Feb. 13, according to the Grand County Library District.

Grand County Library District Director Stephanie Ralph announced last month that repair and renovation work had started at the library, much to the relief of some Hot Sulphur residents.

The go-ahead was received from the library’s insurance company, according to Ralph, who said they are working with Rocky Mountain Catastrophe to get the library reopened.

“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 last month.

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

“We hope you will like some of the changes we are planning for the interior,” Ralph said this week.

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 workspace 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.

Hot Sulphur Springs Branch Librarian Emily Pedersen continues to visit the Hot Sulphur Springs Town Hall at 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday, bringing a selection of materials for checkout. Residents are encouraged 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 Springs Library.

A party is scheduled for the library’s day of reopening and some volunteers may be needed to help to place books back on the shelves and do the final clean-up.

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