Conifer Library Opportunity
Conifer Library is an 8,900 sq. ft library located within Conifer High School. Operating as part of the high school, Conifer Library is currently closed to the public during the school day. Outside of school hours, the library opens to the public and operates as a JCPL location. JCPL and Conifer High School have partnered since 1996 to bring library services to students and residents.
As part of our commitment to expanding and improving access to JCPL resources, we are listening to our Conifer area residents and are working to increase access to our library services.
- 2019 - Added a material return drop in the school’s driveway
- 2021 - Added a holds locker pick up and material return at the Mountain Resource Center
- 2021 - Added hours on Sunday mornings
- 2022 - Piloted expanded daytime summer hours
In early 2022, JCPL was informed of a change in the Conifer High School schedule for the 2023-2024 school year, a change that will affect current library hours and services. In response, JCPL created a critical project in the 2023 strategic plan to evaluate, recommend and implement library services for the Conifer area.
The search for the next Conifer Library has begun. Contracts were recently executed for a realtor to guide the JCPL team through the process of finding and selecting the right spot. Keep your eyes out in 2024 for updates.
Gathering community input was JCPL’s first step in evaluating Conifer Library’s services. The feedback received was shared with the Board of Trustees in a community engagement report at the July 2023 meeting. The Plan for Library Services for the Conifer community was presented to the Board of Trustees at the August 17 meeting.
In the short term we will address improvements at the current location. In the long term, JCPL will work toward creating an independent physical space for Conifer Library.
- Conifer Fact Sheet, opens a new window
- Community Engagement Report (with Appendix), opens a new window
- Library Services Plan