Trinidad Library is open and back to normal hours!

Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic 

The library is now open during regular business hours of 9 to 5 on weekdays, 10 to 4 on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays and holidays. 

  • We have opened one restroom. Ask for the key at the front desk. 
  • You are not allowed to bring food or drink into the library. However, the water fountains are now available. They are downstairs near the northeast corner of the building. 
  • Community Room: The heavy rains this summer partially flooded the Community Room. We are currently in the process of a long-term project to repair water damage, replace the floor, remove carpet and replace it with vinyl tile, and to take measures to prevent any future flooding. Unfortunately, this will probably take many months to complete. We must postpone events and programs that normally happened in the Community Room. In our Tech Room we can accommodate smaller meetings of four people or less. 
  • We don’t require masks, but highly encourage them. Masking requirements and other preventative procedures may change abruptly in the future based on advice from the Las Animas County Health Department. 
  • We are no longer quarantining books and DVDs. You can leave them at the front desk and we will check them in immediately. You can also return checked-out items to the drop box at the front of the building. As always, the only time we levy a fine on your account is if you have lost or damaged something you checked out. If you need to renew an item, you can call us during business hours, or renew online at https://carnegie.catalog.aspencat.info/ 
  • Two desktop computers are available for walk-in patrons for one hour sessions. Please check in at the front desk. 
  • If you need help with computers, phones or tablets, call or come in to make an appointment for a one-hour session. 
  • Curbside service is always available. Just call us at 719-846-6841 or email us at trinidadpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We’ll meet you out in front of the library! 

Other Updates at the Trinidad Library

Giving Tree

During the month of December, donate new socks, hats, caps, scarves, mittens and gloves to the library. We are partnering with the Trinidad Soup Kitchen to distribute these cold-weather items to local community members who need them to get through the winter in comfort! We also accept monetary donations which allow us to shop locally for clothing items to add to the Giving Tree. 


Storywalk

A Storywalk® has come to Trinidad Central Park! 

The storywalk project was created as a way to get families outside and reading together. This month’s story is Surviving the Santa Fe Trail, by Jessica Rusick. Take a walk in the park and read as you go. Then come to the library and pick up a fun related activity. 


Grinch Festival

Saturday December 11th 11:00AM – 2:00PM 204 E Kansas Avenue 

The library is partnering with the Southern Colorado Family Center and Trinidad Youth Club to celebrate The Grinch®. Come and enjoy a candy cane hunt, arts & crafts, storytime, and photos with Santa and the Grinch. 

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