Work begins on Carbondale library branch |

Work begins on Carbondale library branch

CARBONDALE – Work began Wednesday on the new Carbondale Branch Library on the corner of Sopris Avenue and Third Street, part of a program across Garfield County to improve its library system.

The new 13,000-square-foot library will include a “story quarry” for kids, a sculpture garden and a 100-person meeting room that will double as a quiet reading area. The library will feature three study rooms; separate teen, children’s and adult areas; and some innovative features such as a “You-media” space for producing content.

RA Nelson is the contractor, and Willis Pember Architects and Humphries Polis Architecture are participating in the design.

A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the new library site at 4 p.m. on Aug. 14. The public is welcome. More information is available at

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