M-F: 10am – 5pm | Sat: 11am – 4pm | Sun: Closed

About Us

Lone Cone Library

1455 Pinion Street, Box 127
Norwood, CO 81423
Phone: (970)327-4833
Fax: (970)

Welcome to the Lone Cone Library and the Norwood community!
We’re so glad you’re here and are eager to serve you in any way that we can.

Library Services & Resources

  • Reference materials
  • Fax & copy services
  • Computer work stations
  • Internet connectivity/ WiFi
  • E-books, audiobooks, and music downloads
  • Programs for all ages
  • Unusual items checkout
  • A courteous staff available to answer any questions

Library Card

Request a library card online or in-person!

Online Homework Resources

A wealth of online resources at your fingertips! Over 15 topic areas to help you find what you need.

Outreach Programs

Free Lunch Fridays: A continuation of the Summer Lunch Program brought to you by the Telluride Foundation and the Lone Cone Library.  This is a program for any child in need of a lunch age 18 and under, no program participation necessary. We will offer curbside lunch pick up for those families who need a lunch but are affected by any current school situations. Please make sure you register for children’s lunches. lonecone.librarycalendar.com

Meeting Rooms

  • Study rooms– 2-3 people during business hours.
  • Dan H. Hughes Conference Room– seats 8.
  • Multipurpose Rooms: 2 separate rooms approximately 1000 sq. ft. each which can be combined into one large room.
  • Kitchen attached to South Multipurpose room.
  • Outdoor Patio– set up as an organic amphitheater, this space can be used for outdoor movies, music, and other events.
Rooms can be reserved here.


Please see our Programs page for up to date information.Check out the Events Calendar for current and up coming offerings.

Special Collections

Charlie Fowler and Friends Climbing Collection.
Legal Reference Materials sponsored by the CO Supreme Court Law Library.
Visitor Center- Norwood Chamber of Commerce.

Our History

The Norwood Public Library was first established in 1939 by the Ladies’ Study Club in a one room log cabin, one of the first homesteads and donated by Gladys Herndon. The cabin was disassembled and moved by truck to a property at the corner of Summit and Spruce streets where it was reassembled.  In 1979, the Library District was established by ballot. The library was expanded in the 1980s to a second room and again in 1996, at which time the entire building was renovated under the watchful eye of Director Barbara Youngblood. After her retirement in May of 2010, Carrie Andrew was hired as the new director. The library was well-used but not able to meet the evolving needs of the community. In 2012, the Library purchased twelve acres of land on Pinion St. 8 acres were later sold to San Miguel County for future housing development The district name was officially changed in 2013 to the Lone Cone Library District. After many years of planning and gathering community feedback, the Library passed a mill levy in 2016 to allow for the building and subsequent operations of a new library facility. Work on the new facility broke ground in May of 2018 and opened to the public in May, 2019. In September of 2019, the Lone Cone Library was named Library of the Year by the Colorado Association of Libraries for the extreme effort and community support that it took to create a resource of such magnitude in a community of our size. At this time, the library is focusing on expanding programs and community partnerships to bring a variety and plethora of opportunities to our community. Our next big project is to begin conceptual design of the development of our grounds. This is an exciting project where we plan to partner with other community organizations as we envision an educational, relaxing and inspiring space for citizens and visitors the same.

Our Mission & Vision

To cultivate an inquisitive, inclusive, and thoughtful community by connecting people with resources both emerging and traditional; connecting people with people; and connecting people with opportunity.


Contact Us

We want to hear from you!
Use the contact form to the left or
Call (970) 327-4833
or Email staff@loneconelibrary.org