Kemmling Library examines lease, entryway options |

Kemmling Library examines lease, entryway options

Katie Looby
Grand County, Colorado

After the Kremmling Library lease expired in August, it was renewed automatically for another year, but before the Kremmling Board of Trustees approves a new lease, the Grand County Library District will have time to look at its options or put a lease together with the town, said Town Manager Ted Soltis.

“That worked out perfectly so we can do some good research and come back to them with some ideas,” said Mary Anne Wilcox, Grand County Library District executive director. “We’ve been talking with the town about renewing the release. We’re looking at how we want to go forward.”

The district leases the library from the town for $1 a year.

“We feel great about it (the agreement),” Wilcox said. “It doesn’t get much better.”

However, if the district invests in the building, it might want ownership of the facility so investments made are more secure, she said. The district will also look at other buildings in Kremmling that could be suitable for the library while real estate is down.

Library entrance moved

Workers could change the entrance to the building. Previously, library patrons parked near the library in an empty lot, which is now being used, and parking spaces are limited. Additional parking is available on 8th street, but that’s opposite of where the door is.

“It’s a bit of a trek, and it doesn’t make sense any more,” Wilcox added.

It is more logical to create an entrance on the library’s south side, she said. “That is a our hope and our little dream to change the entrance on the building.”

Workers could also make maintenance improvements. “Make it just more efficient and comfortable for usage and management,” Wilcox added.

In the end, she said she hopes a solution is found that works best for the town, district, and library.

” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or

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