An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. We encourage personal responsibility to prevent the spread. The library is cleaned regularly, but tables and equipment are not disinfected between uses.
Masks are appreciated and social distancing is encouraged. All programs are subject to attendance caps and we have reduced the number of people who can be in our various Meeting Rooms. Our Large Study 4-6 people, Small Study Rooms 2-3, Conference Room 6-10 and Community Room at 45, plus staff.
Basalt Library has been following Pitkin County’s COVID-19 information and recommendations. You may register to receive weekly email data summaries by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. For COVID-19 data related information, please visit Pitkin County COVID-19 data dashboards. Pitkin also offers a hotline at 970-429-3363.
Other County Related Data Resources:
Throughout the pandemic Basalt Library has offered a number of services including the ability for patrons to have “no contact book pickup” through our Curbside service. These books are already checked out to your library card account and are available outside the library’s main entrance during our regular business hours. This service is available to you by simply clicking on the dropdown menu during the Hold process and choosing whether you want to pick up at Curbside or inside the library from the Hold Shelf. Hold shelf books do require you to go to the self check out desk or visit our Patron desk.
Since November 2021, we have been able to participate in Vaccines for All Colorado, bringing a vaccine clinic to the Library twice a month in order for the public to receive their 1st and 2nd doses, pediatric doses for 5-12 year olds, and/or boosters of all FDA-approved vaccines. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety have partnered with a number of our state’s schools, libraries and other public institutions in order to meet the demand and support those who would like to receive the vaccine or booster.
The Library is informed by our mission, and has adapted and created new programs to ensure our resources are available to all. The Basalt Regional Library District affords our community free and equitable access to information, tools and connections that nurture lifelong learning in a safe and welcoming space. Besides offering our patrons with the Curbside Pickup, we loan out Book Bundles, Wifi Hot Spots, Chromebook and Laptop lending, and have Wireless Printing. Patrons are able to select, view and borrow all sorts of different media and resources, free of charge, by using their library card from the convenience of their home. Simply go to basaltlibrary.org/online-resources.
Additionally, in July 2021 we announced our Fine Free Policy. Hereby making available to all patrons the ability to read and use our library’s resources, books and other materials without banning anyone’s ability, due to potential fines or charges if late. We simply ask that you keep to our due dates, especially for those items or books that are on hold for other patrons.
We are proud to be able to share with you that on January __, 2022, Basalt Library was awarded the Communities for Immunity grant to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence in communities across the United States. This grant provides funds to museums, libraries, science centers, and other cultural institutions to enhance vaccine confidence where it matters most: at the local level. Building on the many ways this organization supports their communities during the pandemic, the partnership will activate museums and libraries to create and deliver evidence-driven materials and develop resources, programs, and approaches, specifically designed to help them engage diverse audiences in building trust in the COVID-19 vaccine.
Tie dyeing with ice can produce some of the most unique and beautiful textile designs. As the ice melts, it dissolves the dye slowly, creating a complicated pattern that can’t be made any other way.
Supplies you have at home
Step 1: Scrunch up the tea towel and place it in the plastic bin. The towel should not be folded or rolled in a ball. Instead, wrinkle the tea towel so that it takes up as much space as possible in the plastic bin without spilling out.
Step 2: Next, add ice or snow on top of the tea towel. Use enough ice or snow to completely cover the towel.
Step 3: Put the gloves on and sprinkle the powdered dye on top of the ice. Try overlapping some colors and leaving some colors separate.
Step 4: Put the plastic lid on the bin and wait for about 8 hours.
Step 5: Take your towel out of the bin and rinse it under running water until the water runs clear.
Take pictures and email to email@example.com or Kristen Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tinturar con hielo
El teñido con hielo puede producir algunos de los diseños textiles más únicos y hermosos. A medida que el hielo se derrite, disuelve el tinte lentamente, creando un complicado patrón que no se puede hacer de ninguna otra manera.
• Papelera de plástico
• Paño de cocina
• Tinte en polvo
Materiales que puedes tener en casa:
• Lavadero / lavaplatos
Paso 1: Arruga el paño de cocina y colócalo en la papelera de plástico. El paño no debe estar doblado o enrollado en una bola. En su lugar, arruga el paño de cocina para que ocupe el mayor espacio posible dentro de la papelera de plástico sin que se salga.
Paso 2: A continuación, añade hielo o nieve sobre el paño de cocina. Utiliza suficiente hielo o nieve para cubrir completamente la toalla.
Paso 3: Ponte los guantes y espolvorea el tinte en polvo sobre el hielo. Intenta superponer algunos colores y dejar otros separados.
Paso 4: Coloca la tapa de plástico en el cubo y espera unas 8 horas.
Paso 5: Saca el paño de la papelera plástica y enjuágalo bajo el grifo hasta que el agua salga limpia. Toma fotos y envíalas por correo electrónico a email@example.com o a Kristen Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
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