We are excited to share this sneak peek at our 2015 Summer Reading program. It’s new and it’s better than ever.
This summer we are challenging Jefferson County to read 1,000,001 minutes. The program is simple – Read. Log your minutes. Win prizes. You’ll be able to challenge your friends, family and coworkers to join the Summer Reading challenge, too!
Mark your calendar for our free Celebrity Read-a-thon Launch Party
Friday, May 29, 3-6 p.m.
Jefferson County Courts & Administration Building
100 Jefferson County Parkway (MAP)
Or visit our website regularly. We’ll be sharing more information about the Summer Reading program in the weeks to come.
Registration opens May 29
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is partnering with One Book 4 Colorado to distribute free books to four-year olds from April 13-27. During the distribution period, families with four-year-old children living in Jefferson County may pick up a free book at any Jefferson County Public Library location.
Studies have shown that being read to as a child and having books in the home are the two most important indicators of future academic success. For families struggling to make ends meet in these difficult economic times, books and reading may be their last priorities. Yet, reading is the very skill these children need most to succeed in school and move beyond a life of poverty. We want every four-year old to take advantage of this opportunity, so please, help us spread the word.
This year’s book title will be announced at a special storytime presented by Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier at 11:30 a.m. on April 13 at the Lakewood Library, at 20th and Miller in Lakewood. In addition, special One Book 4 Colorado celebrations will be taking place at all Jefferson County libraries at regularly scheduled storytimes from April 13-27. In addition, books will be available at all JCPL locations during normal business hours. They will be available in both English and Spanish, accessible to children with special needs, and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
One Book 4 Colorado is the result of collaboration between Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s office, Colorado State Library, Jefferson County Public Library, Reach Out and Read Colorado, the Denver Preschool Program, the private sector, other public libraries, and the nonprofit and foundation communities. Books are funded through private donations. For more information, follow the project’s website at onebook4colorado.org.
Do you have a new or reluctant reader in your family? If so, we have just the program for you! Our very popular PAWS for Reading program -- which started at the Golden Library last year -- is now available at libraries throughout Jefferson County!
We're partnering with the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program to give young readers the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. In this program, we invite kids to read to trained therapy dogs. Research has shown that these programs are particularly helpful for reluctant readers. They tend to be much more comfortable reading to dogs because there’s no stress and no judgment. And parents have reported that children participating in the program turn to reading more at home, show a greater willingness to read aloud at school, and are more disposed to venturing into increasingly difficult reading materials.
Registration is required for these programs; to register, call 303-235-5275 or ask staff for details.
11 a.m., second and third Saturday of the month
1 p.m., first and second Saturday of the month
The Confier PAWS for Reading program has been terminated due to low attendance.
1 p.m., fourth Saturday of the month
Standley Lake Library
4 p.m., third Thursday of the month
Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) and Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) are teaming up to offer naming opportunities in conjunction with the Golden Library remodel. Library patrons can help to provide 21st-century library services in the Golden community, while ensuring that their generosity will be recognized for years to come.
Multiple naming opportunities are available, enabling donors to pay tribute to their relationship with the Golden Library or to honor and recognize someone special in their lives.
- Naming opportunities range in value from $5,000 to $30,000 and give donors the opportunity to name major library areas and amenities.
- Name recognition opportunities range from $1,000 to $10,000 and give donors the opportunity to be recognized for providing access to updated technology in the library.
- Individual donations are welcome as well and will be recognized on a special donor wall inside the library.
Moneys raised through the naming program will support enhancements to the building and its amenities. For more information on the naming program, contact Rebecca Winning at 303-275-2203 or Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit jeffcolibrary.org/goldenremodel.
Golden Library is excited to offer alternative services to our valued patrons while the library is under construction.
Beginning March 22, the following alternative services will be available:
Bookmobile Visits – For holds, choose “Golden Bookmobile” as your pickup location in the catalog requests.
Golden Library Parking Lot
12-4 p.m. Sundays
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
This is a reminder that the Golden Library will be closed for construction from March 20 through June 11. Please remember to pick up any items you have on hold before the library closes at 6 p.m. on March 19. If you can’t pick up your holds before we close:
- Beginning March 22, the Bookmobile will visit the Golden Library parking lot three times a week (on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays). During these bookmobile stops you will be able to pick up your holds, check out new items, and return items. All items currently on hold that are not picked up by the close of business on March 19 will be transferred automatically to the Golden Bookmobile stop, unless you change the pickup location. You can change the pickup location online in My Account or by calling 303-235-5275.
Once the Library is closed:
- You can have current and future holds delivered to the Golden Bookmobile stop by choosing "Golden Bookmobile" as your pickup location. Or, you can have your holds delivered to an alternative library location.
- Items will be held for seven days. If you have items that are “Ready for Pick-Up” at the Golden Bookmobile stop but are unable to make it, please call 303-235-5275 and staff will be able to assist you with extending the time.
- Library book drops will be closed. You may return items to the Golden Bookmobile stop or an alternative library location.
If you have other questions relating to your holds please speak with a staff member at the Golden Library or call 303-235-5275.
For interim updates on the construction and information on where to find alternative services and programs, visit jeffcolibrary.org/goldenremodel.
Storytimes – early literacy experiences for children and caregivers
Golden Community Center
1470 Tenth Street
Wednesdays and Saturdays, March 25-May 30
(No Storytimes on May 2)
10:15 a.m., Wednesdays (Babytime)
11:00 a.m., Wednesdays (Toddler Time)
10:30 a.m., Saturdays (All Ages)
Teen Advisory Board Meetings
Golden High School Library
701 24th Street, Golden
4 p.m., second Wednesday of every month
DIY Explorers Club – for kids in grades 5-8
Golden High School Library
701 24th Street, Golden
4 p.m., third Thursday of every month
Adult Book Group – everyone welcome
Starbuck’s, 17224 South Golden Road, Golden
6 p.m., third Tuesday of every month
Young Reader’s Fun Club – for kids 8-11
Astor House, 822 12th Street, Golden
4 p.m., fourth Wednesday of every month
The library – with a fresh, new look -- is expected to reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 12. For interim updates on the construction and information on where to find alternative services and programs, visit http://jeffcolibrary.org/locations/golden-remodel-updates.
Spring break fun is just around the corner! Drop in for any of these programs and make it a great spring break!
At Columbine Library:
12:30 – 7 pm Monday, March 23
Create something crafty using recycled materials. Ages: K – 5th.
12:30 – 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 24
Join us for a special edition of the monthly LEGO Club. Open to builders of all ages! Stick to the theme or build your own creation to tell us a story.
12;30 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
Create your favorite origami pieces. Ages: K - 5th.
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26
Create an exciting art project. K – 5th.
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 27
Play a new or classic board game. Ages: K – 5th.
12:30 – 7 p.m. Monday, March 30
Plant your very own chia pet. Take it home and watch it grow. PLEASE BRING A SOCK FOR THIS PROJECT. Ages: K – 5th.
At Arvada Library:
Join us for movies, LEGOs, and learning how to craft lights for our bikes!
Movie: Big Hero 6
1 p.m. Monday. March 23
1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24
Make Something: Bike Lights
1 p.m. Thursday, March 26
1 p.m. Friday, March 27
Live Action Minecraft
6 p.m. Friday, March 27
At Standley Lake Library:
Standley Lake Scribes
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21
All writer’s welcome; this creative writing group focuses on fun challenges and group play! Grades: 5th – 12th
Movie: The Boxtrolls
2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
All ages welcome!
Movie: Into the Woods
2 p.m. Friday, March 27
All ages welcome!
1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 28
In the teen room! Grades: 5th – 12th
Teen Yoga & Craft
2 – 3 pm Sunday, March 21
Grades: 5th – 12th
Join us for popcorn and movies at Lakewood Library.
Showing: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
Showing: Boxtrolls (PG)
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.
2 p.m. Saturday, March 28
Thank you, Jefferson County! Your generosity is enabling Prom Swap to go on. We received hundreds of dress donations and now we're ready for our teens to either swap their dress for new-to-them dresses, or they “buy” something with canned goods. Prom Swap items "cost" an equal trade, or five cans per dress, two for shoes, one per accesssory. Donations benefit Florence Crittenton High School and the Jeffco Action Center.
12 noon Sunday, March 15, 2015
12 - 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 28
It's craft time! Tweens and teens (5th - 12th grades) are invited to create a beautiful mosaic peace sign. Hang your art on your wall at home or give as a gift. In the Standley Lake Library Teen Room. Ages 10-18.
2 p.m. Saturday, March 14
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. But Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer's (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, come learn the facts. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, this program provides information on detection, risk factors, stages of the disease, treatments and more. This free class requires registration.
2 p.m. Friday, March 27