New Public Library Facility
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do we need a new library?
Our current facility no longer functions well to provide security and services to both high school students and the public. We need a new building to better serve the public. Removing public access from the existing library will better serve high school students and allow the students to freely use the library without having the leave the school building. Separating students and the public will allow us to appropriately filter student WiFi and limit the material collection to items suitable for high school students. Keeping the public out of a school building during school hours will improve student safety.
A separate public library facility will allow the public patrons to have better access to both the collections and computers, as well as quiet areas and dedicated areas for children and teens.
How much will it cost?
Due to an increase in building costs and increased cost of land, the new building is budget has increased from 8.5 million dollars to 8.85 million dollars.
Where is the money coming from?
The money is coming from our current tax revenue. Part of the existing mil levy was meant for building remodels and new buildings. The library has been saving part of the mil levy for several years to pay for this project. The library is not asking for additional taxes. The library is not requesting additional funds from the community, city or the school district.
What will happen to the old building?
The current facility will become dedicated as the Fort Lupton High School Library based on the desires of Weld Re-8 School District.
Who will run the high school library?
The Fort Lupton Public & School Library will run both facilities. The school district will provide a teacher librarian if needed.
Where will the new facility be located?
The library is under contract for a plot of land south of Safeway.
Will the staff change?
Currently, we don’t anticipate the staff changing other than the addition of a teacher librarian at the high school library provided by the Re8 School District if needed. It is possible some library staff may work in both facilities.
Can I still go to the old library?
No, the old library will be strictly for high school students.