Anythink Libraries and the City of Thornton host Anythink Nature Library Information Session

Residents encouraged to learn about new library and open space


THORNTON, Colo.–Feb. 19, 2024–Anythink Librariesand the City of Thornton will host an Anythink Nature Library Information Session on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6-7:30 pm at Trail Winds Recreation Center in the Cottonwood Room, located at 13495 Holly St., in Thornton. A Spanish language interpreter will be available. The meeting will also be held online via Zoom.


During the meeting, residents and community members are invited to learn about Anythink Nature Library project updates and open space improvements at the Aylor Open Lands property, located at 136th Avenue and Quebec Street in Thornton.


In June 2022, Anythink and the City of Thornton entered an agreement to lease 15 acres to Anythink on the Aylor Open Lands property in order to build a 33,000-square-foot nature library. The other 140 acres of open space will be programmed by the Anythink team and reserved for nature learning and exploration on trails.


The Anythink Nature Library will be designed to help people find their place in nature and support the wellbeing of the Thornton communitythrough spaces, experiences and collections. The library will act as a natural extension of the Aylor Open Lands and will encourage people of all ages to spend time outdoors learning about stars, water, wildlife and seasonal changes to help build a culture of environmental stewardship.


The following data illuminates how the Anythink Nature Library can support healthy communities by providing the benefits of nature access, appreciation, and learning to people of all ages in a growing and evolving Adams County:


The design phase of the Anythink Nature Library continues into 2024 with architects Davis Partnership and THK Associates. Construction for the library will tentatively begin late summer 2024, with an anticipated open date in mid-2026.


— Event Details — 


Anythink Nature Library Information Session
Wednesday, Feb. 28
6-7:30 pm
Trail Winds Recreation Center
 Cottonwood Room
13495 Holly St., Thornton, CO 80602


Learn more about the future Anythink Nature Library on the Aylor Open Lands property in Thornton during this info session. Staff from Anythink Libraries, Davis Partnership, THK Associates and the City of Thornton will provide an update on the project and answer questions from residents and community members. A Spanish language interpreter will be available. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


To participate in the Zoom meeting, visit https://thorntonco.zoom.us/j/83975846110 or call  1-346-248-7799 and enter Webinar ID: 835 1996 6887.


About Anythink®
Anythink is a new style of library – a place of unlimited imagination, where play inspires creativity and lifelong learning. Anythink serves the residents of Adams County, Colo., with seven libraries and a bookmobile. With a focus on innovation, Anythink’s award- winning approach to library service is recognized by industry leaders and organizations across the globe. For more information, visit anythinklibraries.org.

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