Definition of a Resort Library

A library is classified as a “resort library” if it meets one of the following criteria.

1. The library is located in a county that has 20% or more employment in “arts, entertainment, recreation, lodging, and food services” as reported in the 2000 Census (see the Colorado Demography Section of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/standards/pdf/Resources_Finance.pdfPDF document.)

2. The library is located in a county whose largest city has 20% or more employment in “arts, entertainment, recreation, lodging, and food services” as reported in 2000 Census.

The following libraries are classified as “resort libraries”:

  • Basalt Regional Library District (Eagle County – 26%)
  • Durango Public Library (Durango – 19.7%)
  • Eagle Valley Library District (Eagle County – 26%)
  • East Routt Library District (Steamboat Springs – 20.7%)
  • Estes Valley Public Library District (Estes Park – 30.5%)
  • Grand County Library District (Grand County – 23%)
  • Gunnison County Public Library (Gunnison County – 22%)
  • Pitkin County Library (Pitkin County – 27%)
  • San Miguel Library District #1/Telluride (San Miguel County – 26%)
  • Summit County Library (Summit County – 30%)
  • Vail Public Library (Eagle County – 26%)

Note: Garfield County Public Library System is no longer classified as a resort library (Garfield County – 11% & Glenwood Springs – 10.3%).

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