July 22 - Edgewater Library will be closed for emergency maintenance.
Have you ever wished you could hike the Colorado Trail? Join author Bill Cooke as he presents a slideshow of his book, “Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color: A Thru-hike of the Colorado Trail” at the Wheat Ridge Library.
His book chronicles his 2011 hike of the 486-mile trail, the length of which was a personal high for him in 35 years of backpacking. The Colorado Trail makes its way through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, traversing a landscape as changing and diverse as the swirling afternoon clouds presaging the daily summer thunderstorms. Cooke’s book will be available for signing and purchase following the presentation.
2 p.m. Saturday, June 20
Libraries. Each time you walk through the doors you’re likely to find something unexpected. At Standley Lake Library, you’re certain to find that throughout the month of July.
The Standley Lake Library Yarn and Needle Arts Group is relatively new but growing and hopes to do one charitable project a year. Right now, they’re working with the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center to make and collect chemocaps for cancer patients and YOU are invited to participate.
Knitters can attend the Standley Lake Library Yarn and Needle Arts Group to make caps together, or they can knit them at home and drop off caps at the Library.
Not a knitter? That’s ok! You can participate by joining the group and learning to knit. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in hand arts, and all skill levels are welcome.
The Yarn and Needle Arts Group meets monthly at the Standley Lake Library.
5:30 - 8 p.m. First Thursday of month
You love it! Your favorite book, movie, tv show, or musical artist - it doesn’t matter! Here’s your chance to represent your fandom of your favorite anything in a fun and creative manner.
The contest is open for one month and you can submit your project in person to the Lakewood Library's Teen Librarian between June 17 – July 17. You choose the format the best illustrates your fandom. Creative contributions can be in a variety of formats:
- written stories
- visual art
- digital format
Entries will be judged by the Lakewood Library's Teen Advisory Board at the Lakewood Library on July 22, between 6 - 7:30 p.m. The winner will be announced soon after and will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Entrants must be Colorado Residents between 11 - 18 years of age. Please include your telephone number and/or email address with your entry.
It's almost here...the Golden Library is nearly ready to open and we can't wait to show you!
Mark your calendars to attend the Golden Library Grand Reopening.
Sunday, June 14
noon to 5 p.m.
Our staff will be available to showcase features of the Library and you can sign up to join the 1,000,001-minute Summer reading Challenge and receive prizes (while supplies last).
The Library will be open for business on Saturday the 13th, but the ribbon cutting and grand reopening is planned for Sunday the 14m (to minimize competition with the Golden Music Festival being held right across the creek).
Whenever you come, we're looking forward to showing off our new spaces and reconnecting with old friends!
See you soon!
Wow! We are just one week into the Read 1,000,001 Minutes Challenge, you’ve surprised and shocked us all!
We knew Jefferson County liked reading. We knew you liked Summer Reading. But clearly, we didn’t set the bar high enough.
So, we’re raising the bar – let’s go for 10 million minutes!
Your enthusiasm is creating an infectious energy throughout the county and we want to keep it going!
The Summer Reading Challenge runs through August 14. Get your family and friends to sign up. Challenge them to read, log minutes, and win prizes! We award our first 98 prize winners this week, with more than 2 million dollars in donated prizes to give away throughout the summer.
Weekly prize drawings, ranging from movie tickets to Karate Birthday Parties, from martial arts lessons to concert tickets, from Rheinlander’s Bakery Cakes to free meals at area restaurants are just waiting to be given away to anyone who is registered and logging time each week.
And, to keep things interesting, we’re add surprizes. We have secret “reading shoppers” in the community looking for readers. Get caught reading and you could win!
Thanks for playing, and let’s hit that 10 million minute goal!
Students from the Rocky Mountain Deaf School have joined our Summer Reading challenge to read 1,000,001 minutes. You should too!
We spent some time at the school yesterday and shot this fun little video. The students, faculty and staff were amazing and couldn’t wait to sign up today to track their reading time and win prizes.
Make reading a part of your summer plans! Register Now: jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading
We want to make YOU a star by showing off your writing, art, and more. All you have to do is be between the ages of 11 and 18 and send us your work. We're looking for:
-Fanfiction (1500 words or less)
Have something amazing that's not on this list? Send it to us anyway! We want to show the world how awesomely talented Jeffco teens are!
The Summer Reading 2015 program – Read 1,000,001 Minutes – has begun! Register now and help Jefferson County meet the challenge of reading 1,000,001 minutes this summer.
The program is simple. Read. Log minutes. Win prizes. As long as you’re adding your minutes online each week, you’re eligible to win one of our many weekly prize drawings.
If you're looking for a fun way to kick start your summer reading, don't forget the Launch Party and Celebrity Read-a-thon today
Friday, May 29, 3-6 p.m.
Jefferson County Courts & Administration Building
100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden (MAP)
What's your reason for reading? Share it using #reason2read.
We know that our teachers go above and beyond when it comes to helping their students out, including paying for teaching materials and school supplies for their students out of pocket. We also know that teachers are some of the biggest supporters of early childhood literacy and that many classrooms have their own small libraries for students.
We want to show Jeffco's teachers just how much we appreciate everything they do for our community's kids. That's why we're giving teachers the chance to fill up not one, not two, but THREE grocery bags of books for only six dollars each!
That's right! On May 30 between 2 – 5, teachers are getting their own exclusive bag sale. All you have to do is show us your school ID when you check out and you can get three grocery size bags of books for only six dollars/bag! This means fewer people to deal with (Sundays can get a little hairy) and a much better selection of books!
The Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale is May 29th-31st at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. We’ll be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Keep an eye on our blogs to find out how you can save even more at the Whale Sale!
We are hosting a Celebrity Read-a-thon from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at the Jefferson County Administration Building, 100 Jefferson Parkway, in Golden. You're invited to attend to help us kick off our 1,000,001-minute Summer Reading Challenge and win prizes!
Local celebrities -- including congressmen, county commissioners, mayors, chamber of commerce directors, educators, sports figures and media personalities -- will participate in the read-a-thon to share excerpts from their favorite books and invite Jeffco residents to take part in the 1,000,001-minute Summer Reading Challenge. Kids, teens and adults can mingle with local celebrities, take "selfies" with literary characters, attend Library storytimes, sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge and receive prizes. We'll have ASL interpreters available at the event, and we've even arranged to have some food trucks at the event so you can enjoy the event and a quick meal!
The 1,000,001-minute Summer Reading Challenge will continue from May 29 through August 14. Participants who sign up and log their reading minutes on jeffcolibrary.org can win prizes throughout the summer and will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a Leapfrog tablet (for one lucky pre-reader) or a Kindle Fire HD (for one lucky child, teen and adult).
This year’s Summer Reading program is supported by generous contributions from the Jefferson County Library Foundation and Colorado Parent Magazine. Grand prizes were donated by John Bodnar, Noviscon Realty; Julia Hill-Nichols, LeadersCove LLC; Arvada Mayor Marc Williams and his wife Luanne; and Dot Wright and Roger Miller. System wide prizes and coupons were donated by Bandimere Speedway, Beau Jo’s Pizza, Colorado Rapids, Lakeside Amusement Park, McDonald’s, Casa Bonita and Whole Foods. And a special thanks to FirstBank for supporting the Celebrity Read-a-thon event!
In the meantime, mark your calendars:
Summer Reading Launch Party & Celebrity Read-a-thon
3-6 p.m. Friday, May 29
Jefferson County Administration Building
100 Jefferson Parkway
Golden, CO 80401