On behalf of Conifer Area Council and the Conifer community, we express our deepest gratitude to the staff and Board of Trustees of the Jefferson County Library for its decision to move forward on establishing a stand-alone library for the Conifer community. We appreciate the thoughtful and comprehensive process that the library officials undertook to ensure that the needs of the community for equitable library services were heard and acknowledged.

For over two decades, the Conifer library has been located in Conifer High School. During that time, the community and its need for services has increased while library hours had to be curtailed due to changes in the school schedule. While the partnership may have been viable in the past, it is no longer in the best interests of the community, and we appreciate that the library officials understand the issues. That said, we will be glad to assist in ensuring a smooth transition when the public library leaves the high school.

The Conifer Area Council also pledges to continue to work closely with the Jeffco Library staff and Board of Trustees as it seeks a suitable site for the new Conifer library. Our best hope is this goal will be accomplished in a timely and thoughtful manner.

Shirley Johnson, President
Marilyn Saltzman, Secretary
Conifer Area Council

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