Friday, December 26, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Electrical Transformer is In!

Jaynes Company has been working with Empire Electric, and the transformer has now been installed!

What a turn-around - Empire Park, the property that used to be owned by Empire Electric is now owned by the Mancos Public Library; we're building, and we now need Empire's services!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Preparing for Footing Walls

The foundation footings of the new library have been completed, and Jaynes Construction is now installing rebar and preparing to pour the footing walls. These walls are scheduled (weather permitting) to be poured this Friday, 10 October.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Construction has Officially Begun

The lot has been cleared, and footers formed! This week, the Jaynes Corp. has been pouring the footers.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Little People Storytime Visits the Building Site

Today the children of MPL's Little People Storytime sang songs and listened to stories about construction vehicles. Then... a trip to the new library building site! Enthusiasm was high on the walk down Grand Avenue and over the footbridge. Once at the building site, the children were so excited to see the big, loud, and very real working machinery.

During the next nine months, regualar visits will be made by the Little People Storytime group to the building site.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Clean Out the Old and Usher In the New

The Jaynes Company has started preparations for building! The building site is being cleared of debris, and there is now a fence around the site.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Construction, At Last

The Jaynes Company, the contractor of the new library, has moved to the building site and will start construction soon!

You'll also find things a bit different at our current location; we've added new display space at the library entrance. Rotating exhibits will feature books, magazines, and videos for all ages. This month's exhibit is "Green Building and Construction". Visit the library to see some examples of our new building, information on green building, and construction in general.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Care for Your Pets and Donate to the Library Building Project!

The area's newest veterinary clinic, Dolores Animal Hospital, has volunteered to donate 100% of your price on dog and cat vaccines to the Mancos Public Library Building Project.

All you have to do at the time of your pet's vaccine appointment in Dolores, is to mention to Dr. Kevin that you want to donate to the Mancos Public Library Building Project, and you can make your check out to us instead of the Animal Hospital!

This generous offer applies throughout the month of August to all dog and cat vaccine appointments. Give Dolores Animal Hospital a call at 970.882.7100 to help both your pets and your library.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mancos Public Library Building Update

The library building project was re-bid during the month of June by Jaynes Corporation, the new construction firm for the project. The Board of Trustees received notification on June 26th that the total bid amount was approximately $489,000 over budget. Jaynes Corporation and the library’s architect, Dennis Humphries are currently working on ways to bring the project within budget.

The Library is continuing its fund raising efforts including the local capital campaign and grant writing to further assist efforts to meet the construction budget. Library officials anticipate the start of construction next month. To learn more about ways to contribute to the Building Fund, please stop by the library or call Patsy Smith, Library Director at 533-7569.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More Blogging about the Library Groundbreaking

Read here for another take on our groundbreaking ceremony! Special thanks to Tom Vaughan for pointing out this site.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Official Groundbreaking Ceremony

It couldn't have been a more perfect day for the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new Mancos Public Library. Bagpipers led the 100+ attendees across the footbridge over the Mancos River to the new building site.

Seated across what will be the east side of the library, attendees listened to inspiring, and at times funny speeches from the local celebrities as the sun shone and a cool breeze created a lovely spring day.

Master of Ceremonies Mr. Darrell Ellis introduced the speakers: Library Director, Mrs. Patsy Smith; Library Board President, Mr. Robin Strother; Mayor Pro Tem Ms. Cindy Simpson; High School Representative Ms. CeCe Claridge, Library Architect Mr. Dennis Humphries; and Construction Manager Mr. Robert Lea.

Meanwhile, the younger children and their parents played 'in the dirt', digging and driving Tonka Trucks in the large dirt pile created for the "Tonka Truck Jamboree". Well-wishers also participated in the "Foundation Stone Project"; stones gathered from the building site were available for handwritten messages of hopes and dreams for the new library. The stones will be mixed into the foundation for the new library.

The first shovels of dirt were thrown to cheers and whistles! We all know that the next ten months will fly by (and at times seem so long), and this day is the first step in the journey to the new Mancos Public Library.

Closing the ceremony were the bagpipers; the entire group then walked back across the footbridge to the Mancos Community Center, where delicious appetizers were enjoyed, and lively discussions about the construction took place.

The Mancos Public Library would like to thank everyone that has worked so hard and diligently to help us realize our dream of a new library.

Please view all the Groundbreaking Day photos in our Flickr Web Album.

Official Groundbreaking Videos

Opening Procession with Bagpipes.

Board Members taking out the 'First Shovels'.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

KSJD Radio Interview

Patsy Smith, Director, and Robin Strother, President of the Library Board, will appear on the KSJD (91.5 FM) radio talk show, Zine, on Wednesday, 7 May 2008. The show begins at 8:30 am; Patsy and Robin will be interviewed during the Talking Heads portion of the show.

The discussion will focus on the new library and the groundbreaking, which will take place tomorrow at the new library site (211 First Street, Mancos) at 2:00 pm.

We will be receiving a copy of this broadcast, and will be posting it here as soon as possible.

Tune In!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Official Groundbreaking Ceremony


Location: 211 West First Street

Date & Time: Wednesday, 7 May 2008
at 2 p.m.


**Tonka Truck Jamboree
(children: bring your own Tonka toy!)
**Stone Foundation Project

Reception to follow at the Community Center on Grand Avenue