I had the opportunity to go on a tour of Windsor’s library, which serves Severance, Windsor, West Greeley and the Weld County side of Fort Collins.
This library has something for everyone. Great adult book selections with cozy seats by the fireplace to sit and read. Daily newspapers. Magazines. CD’s and DVD’s. An enclosed quiet area for individual study. Internet access.
Clearview Library clearly has a heart for kids from the little guys on up to the teens. A hands-on book learning area. An area for the Paws for Learning where therapy dogs are available to be read to. Computers with games. A separate teen area. Storytime as well for the little ones. Not to mention the programming from Coding to gathering such as GLOW, teens are encouraged to use the library as a community space.
The library boasts a Bookmobile that has a constantly changing variety of books, which travels all over the service area. Volunteers also bring books to those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Events and services are offered constantly as well. Currently, in tax season, licensed CPA’s volunteer their time and talents to assist others with their taxes. Programming for adults, teens, and kids from coding to crafts to cooking classes to Legos, there’s a wide array for everyone. There are also meeting rooms available for use.
The library is looking to expand by building a new facility. This library will boast a meeting room for 300 people, which would be the largest space available in Windsor for the community’s use. It would double the square footage (17,000 to 38,000 square feet) and is meant to be a library to last for decades to serve the growing population in and around Windsor. This would require taxpayer dollars and the initial ballot referendum failed. The library is re-evaluating costs and will probably present a new proposal before voters in the near future.
Overall, wonderful place with an amazing, helpful staff whose hearts are anchored in this community. Stay abreast of the latest events and happenings at their website www.clearviewlibrary.org Enjoy!