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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website,, during the closure. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

The Bookcliff Council on the Arts and Humanities is hosting an ice cream social and donation roundup to benefit a volunteer trip to help struggling families in Haiti. There will be free live music, and all ages are welcome to this family event that takes place from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Sunset Art Park in Rifle.

People are encouraged to donate cash or a variety of needed items, including medicines, vitamins, folding army cots, umbrellas, bandannas, backpacks, reading glasses, sunglasses, strollers, walkers, wheelchairs, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shampoo and summer apparel (no shorts, sweaters or swimsuits).

Those who can’t attend the benefit event can drop off items at the Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork RESTORE between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale; Kelly’s Aloha Spa, 124 W. Second St. in Rifle; or Rifle Church of Christ, 435 Prefontaine Ave. in Rifle through Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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For information, call Geneva Farr at 309-3088.

The New Castle Branch Library will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Library staff will be attending a Topping Off Ceremony as the final beam is placed on the remodeled New Castle Branch Library building.

The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The landfill will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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