24489 Main Street
PO Box 38
Elbert, CO 80106
ELBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 30TH, TO REOPEN ON TUES MARCH 31, 2020.
Normal Hours: Mon. 12:00 to 4:00 pm; Tu-Th 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm; Closed Fri. & weekends.
UPDATE 3/13/2020: The Elbert School facility, which houses the Elbert Public Library, will be closed as of Friday afternoon, March 13th, 2020. As such, the Elbert Public Library will also be closed until Monday March 30th, 2020. P&PL will update changes here on the site, as well as on our Facebook Page and on NextDoor. Find below the press release sent out from the Elbert School Superintendent Kelli Thompson for more information.
Dear Elbert Community:
Starting Tuesday, March 17, Elbert School District 200 will join Pikes Peak area school districts in closing all school facilities for a period of 14 days. School will resume on March 31, 2020.
Although there are no confirmed cases in our district, we believe this necessary action is an attempt to slow the spread of infection. The closure will be from March 17 through March 27, which includes our already scheduled Spring Break. We will reassess the situation as we get closer to that end date, and decide if students and staff should return on Tuesday, March 31. Superintendents will be calling on the Colorado Department of Education for flexibility on mandatory seat time and state testing requirements.
School will be in session tomorrow, March 13, until 1:06. The decision to hold school tomorrow was made in consideration of families who may not be able to make alternative arrangements for their children on short notice. There will be no unexcused absences tomorrow, so you may choose to keep your child at home if you wish. The 1:06 dismissal time will allow our staff ample time to clean and disinfect the facility before they are dismissed at 4:30. No one will be allowed to enter the facility until March 31, so it is important that your child gather all needed belongings tomorrow.
The decision to close our school district was extremely difficult, but it was made in consultation with area superintendents and out of an abundance of caution for our families. We know that closing school will have a significant impact on our families, but we also believe that strong, urgent action must be taken to prevent the spread of this disease and to protect lives.
Our goal is always to protect the safety, health and wellness of our students, staff, and families. Our strength as a community is our greatest asset. We can work together to protect each other and slow the progression of COVID-19.
We will continue to remain in contact with public health officials, elected leaders and neighboring school districts and keep you updated with new information as it becomes available. We thank you for your support and partnership in this effort.
Elbert School District