As was mentioned in the last issue of the library newsletter, we are very excited to announce that we will be opening our doors to limited capacity on Monday, April 5! For those that have asked, the following is the “nitty-gritty” of what to expect if you choose to visit.


The building will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to a maximum of 10 patrons at one time, and patrons will be asked to keep their visits as brief as possible. A one-hour time limit will be enforced on all patrons to ensure that we can accommodate everyone, when we have reached capacity then patrons will be asked to wait outside. Students of the Mancos School District will be given priority access from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Masks are required in the state of Colorado, and patrons will be briefly assessed for COVID symptoms or exposure at the door. Patrons that do not have a mask will be provided one when they arrive. Individuals who cannot wear masks may use the library’s curbside service.


Curbside service will still be available for patrons that need or prefer limited contact during our open hours as well as for patrons who need accommodations. Only curbside service will be available on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm.


Seating in the building will be limited, and the bathrooms and drinking fountain will remain closed. The Community Meeting Room will be closed to the public and the small study room may be used by groups of no more than 3 people, reservations recommended.


We ask patrons to respect social distancing measures and to please allow for six feet of distance when coming into contact with staff and other patrons.


Computers will be available on a first-come first-served basis, maximum of one hour per day, per person. Staff assistance with technology will be limited. Staff may be able to assist if appropriate 6 feet of social distancing and required mask use are observed. The photocopier will be available for patron use as self-serve.


Hand sanitizer will be readily available, and disinfectant wipes will be provided for any patrons to wipe down technology before and after use.


As always, if you have any questions then please contact the library at (970)533-7600. We are excited to see you! 



The small conference room will be available for reservations upon opening of the library. The large conference room will be off limits for quarantine. 

Rooms may be reserved up to six months in advance. If your plans change, please contact us to cancel the reservation or cancel it HERE if you have your confirmation number.


For Adults

Web Interviews

Featuring Authors and Stories from the community.



Thursdays, Online Storytime for young ones and their parents.

Third Thursday – Death Cafe, 5:30 pm

For Teens

First Saturday – Teen Cafe

Third Friday – Teen Gaming

(And check out Mancos Teens’ Forum.)


Fridays, 1-3 pm – Outdoor Adventures


Thursdays, 10:30 am – Storytime for young ones and their parents.

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