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by: 
Sean, Standley Lake Library

Have you heard of the Lambda Literary Awards? For 25 years, the "Lammys" have celebrated the best in gay and lesbian literature. This year's Awards ceremony will be held in New York on June 2nd. There are a little over 20 award categories and more than 100 finalists nationwide.

It just so happens that 6 of this year's finalists live in the Denver area, so JCPL thought it would be neat to bring them in for a group reading for the public.

The Belmar Library is going to host the reading on Friday, May 10th, from 6:30-8pm. You'll get a chance to meet the authors, ask questions, get autographs, and hear some really great stories.

The readers and their nominated works are:

Jerry Wheeler - Strawberries and other Erotic Fruit

Kieran York - Appointment with a Smile 

Sean Eads - The Survivors

Dan Stone - Coming To: A Collection of Erotic and Other Epiphanies

Dylan Edwards - Transposes

Matt Kaily - Teeny Weenies: and Other Short Subjects

 

 

by: 
Kristin, Columbine Library

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon is the title of the book that will be given to every 4 year-old in Colorado!

Stop by your nearest Jefferson County Library to get a copy, starting today through May 20.

OR, see author David Shannon read the book himself

Saturday, May 11

10:30 a.m. at Columbine Library, tickets required

1:30 p.m. at Arvada Library

Join us for these exciting events AND pick up your book!

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PJ, Wheat Ridge Library

Early registration is now available for the Adult Summer Reading Program – this year’s theme is Groundbreaking Reads.

This year we will be playing Bingo!  It’s not just about reading this summer but exploring the Library.  Finish your first bingo and come into your local library to get a certificate for a free book from the Library Foundation book sale.  You can complete up to 4 bingos and each bingo you complete will place you in the grand prize drawing for a Kindle.  Here's a little tip - we are suggesting you use the year you were born as your registration password so it's easy to remember. 

Parents and guardians – be sure to sign your kids and teens up for Summer Reading Club too.  Dig into Reading for kids and Beneath the Surface for teens. New this year, we will have a special program for the little ones, sign up under Dig into Reading but look for the bingo card just for babies, toddlers and preschoolers which focus on fun and early literacy.  Just have one library card in your family?  No problem, just register yourself and you will see a button allowing you to add others to your card. 

Bingo cards will be available online and at your local library on June 1st – the official start of Summer Reading Club!

Needed: Pod of Volunteers!

by: 
Bethany

The Jefferson County Library Foundation's annual Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale is May 30-June 2 and we're looking for volunteers. If you're interested in helping out with this fun and rewarding event, give the Foudnation a call at 303-403-5075. We're looking for folks to help with set up, stocking books, customer service, etc. We also need volunteers year-round! Sign up today!

 

by: 
Tana, Arvada Library

Did you know that the 1st Saturday in May is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY?!  That's right, Super Fans!  You can get one free comic book from participating comic book retailers. 

Check with your favorite comic book shop to see if they are participating this year! 

by: 
Sarah, Arvada Library

The weather outside may be frightful, but here at JCPL we are thinking about summer and Kids Summer Reading Club!

Children and families can pre-register for our Dig Into Reading Kids Summer Reading Club in the month of May. Get a head start on summer and beat the lineups by registering online!

Summer Reading Club begins June 1st. This year we will be playing bingo! Pick up your bingo card at any branch, complete your first bingo and come in to the library to pick up your free book. We will also have some other fantastic prizes like passes to Lakeside Amusement Park and a drawing for a Kindle.

Teens and Adults can also sign up for their Summer Reading programs at http://jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading.

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Tana, Arvada Library

Join us this Saturday, May 4th at 1pm for the movie based on the following book:

Bring a snack (and maybe a blanket... the meeting room can be a bit chilly...).

Hope to see ya!

by: 
Kristin, Columbine Library

JCPL libraries are honored to display art by local school kids in their libraries. 

Here's what you'll see around the system this month:

Arvada Library: kites by the Mountain Phoenix Community School

Belmar Library: art by Green Gables and Westgate Elementary Schools

Columbine Library:  paintings and mixed media by Front Range Christian School through mid-May

Evergreen Library: paintings by 3rd grade Brownie Troupe 2266 from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen

Golden Library: art by Golden High School

Lakewood Library: art by Pennington and Vivian Elementary Schools

Standley Lake Library: drawing, painting and mixed media by Standley Lake High School

Stop by and see some beautiful things at your local library this month!

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Arra, Lakewood Library

It may be snowing but it's not too early to start thinking about summer.  Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Club: Beneath the Surface starts today!  The program starts on June 1st.  This year we will be playing Bingo!  It’s not just about reading this summer.  Finish your first bingo and come into your local library to claim your free book right away.  We will also have some exciting prizes like a free pass to Lakeside Amusement Park and a chance to win a Kindle.  Keep your calendar open for some of our fascinating programs such as Beneath The Surface Body Art and Ghost Hunting 101.  This message has been brought to you by the Jeffco Library Foundation and the letter S.

by: 
Tana, Arvada Library

Please join us to make interesting and lovely crafts out of recycled books! 

 

Tuesday, April 30th at 4:30pm at the Arvada Library!

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