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The Garfield County Libraries system got a big boost during the November 2006 election when voters approved a taxing district to support new library buildings and building expansions. The district, which covers the entire county, is funded by a new, 1 mill property tax and a continuing quarter-cent sales tax, which was the historic funding mechanism for the libraries.

The district chose Amelia Shelley as executive director, and she took the helm in December 2007. She will work with the board of trustees and town and city governments and citizens to start the process of renovating or constructing new libraries at each of the branches. The county’s six libraries are located in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle and Parachute. All are open seven days a week.

Gordon Cooper Library, 76 South Fourth St., Carbondale, 963-2889

Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth St., Glenwood Springs, 945-5958

New Castle Library, 402 Main St., New Castle, 984-2346

Silt Library, 600 Home Ave., Silt, 876-5500

Rifle Library, 107 E. 2nd St., 625-3471

Parachute Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870

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