Library closure

Dear Ruby Sisson Library Patrons and community,

Thank you for continued understanding as our community navigates in these unprecedented times.  To support the nationwide effort to limit the gathering of people, in an attempt to flatten the curve, the Library Board has made the decision to close the Ruby Sisson Library starting Tuesday, March 17 at noon.  All library programs, classes, meeting room reservations, events and outreach, were cancelled last Friday.  We will be closed through Sunday, April 5. 

In the next couple of days, Library staff will determine ways to serve you best in these uncertain times.  We encourage you to watch our Library website, Facebook page and e-newsletter for content we’ll be sharing.

We will have staff answering the phone between 9 am-1 pm Monday through Friday.  If you have questions, please contact the library at 970-264-2209 or email the library,

Though our physical location will be closed, Wi-Fi will be available 24/7 in the Library’s parking lot.  We also have a variety of materials available to you digitally.  Naming just a few, you can download e-books and e-audiobooks through our CloudLibrary app on your smartphone or tablet.  IndieFlix allows unlimited streaming access to award-winning shorts, feature films and documentaries.  By using the online resource, TumbleBook Library, you can find children’s books and audiobooks.  To access all of these resources, simply go to and select the gray tab towards the top of the page that says “Online Resources.”

We are asking that you keep all materials that you have checked out instead of returning them to the library or the uptown dropbox.  As always, you do not need to worry about overdue fees.

We will increase the number of items that you can have checked out during this closure.   

We encourage everyone to check with authoritative sources such as the Center for Disease Control, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as well as San Juan Basin Public Health for up-to-date recommendations and information.

The Library Board of Trustees will continue to monitor this situation and keep our community apprised should circumstances change.  The health and safety of our patrons, staff and the local community is of utmost importance during these uncertain times.

Take care,
Meg Wempe, Director

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