A project to expand the Clifton Branch of Mesa County Libraries began this week and is expected to last through Memorial Day weekend. The branch, located at 590 32 Road, #6F, is scheduled to close May 19-24 for part of the project, reopening May 27.
During the one-week closure, the book drop at the Clifton Branch will continue to accept returned items, but patrons may also return items the following week after the branch reopens. Library materials will not be due during the closure, and no fines will be charged. Holds may be sent to another library location for pickup or delayed upon request.
With the exception of the closure period, the Clifton Branch will remain open during regular hours.
“We’re doing our best to minimize inconvenience for our library patrons during construction,” said Library Director Joseph Sanchez. “Please bear with us, and the results will be worth it.”
The project will expand the Clifton Branch by 1,200 square feet, from its current size of 4,200 square feet to 5,400 square feet. With the expansion, the Clifton Branch will receive several improvements:
- A dedicated children’s area
- An improved, designated space for teens
- New shelving of a consistent, convenient height
- Relocation of the public computers
- Remodeling of the restrooms
- Relocation of the circulation desk to a more central location.
Project cost, including construction work and new shelving, will total approximately $38,000. FCI Constructors is the general contractor.