Bear Valley Branch Library Now Open!
The Bear Valley Branch Library reopened on Tuesday, October 5 after a six month closure for Better Denver Bond funded technology upgrades, infrastructure improvements and renovations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Lighting was upgraded.
- New carpeting and flooring, new furnishings and fresh paint throughout the building.
- Children's area refreshed and newly furnished.
- Main service area redesigned to improve staff and customer interactions and to utilize state-of-the-art RFID technology.
- Access to computers improved with specific areas for desktop computers and informal WiFi spaces.
- Public restrooms updated with new flooring, partitions, lighting, fixtures and countertops.
- Staff work areas redesigned to improve work flow and incorporate ergonomic enhancements.
Visit the Bond Program Improvements at Denver Public Libraries page for more information.
If the City and County of Denver is having budget problems, where is the money coming from for the renovations?
The funds are coming from the Better Denver Bond Program that voters approved in 2007. The bonds have already been issued and are separate from the operating budget of the City and County of Denver.
As Mayor Hickenlooper announced in December, the City and County of Denver is committed to completing as many infrastructure projects as possible in the next three years that were funded by the Better Denver Bond Program as a way to stimulate the local economy and lessen the impact of the recent downturn.
Will there be other branch closures?
The Virginia Village Branch Library will close in late 2010.