Did you know that you can get free tickets for your family to visit a variety of fun locations around town? You can, just by having a library card! Use Culture Passes to reserve tickets to all kinds of fun places including:
The Salida Circus is coming to Jefferson County! The Scarlet Sisters, Colorado's favorite circus sisters have been summoned to your library to do some digging into books and they need your help! On a search to find the moral of the story, the Scarlets meet Curious George, the Runaway Bunny, Frog and Toad and other classic storybook characters!
This interactive circus show is ideal for ages 3-12.
Check our event calendar to see when the Circus is coming to YOUR library!
You can pick up a copy of the book at the library, read it, then come and let us know if you liked it or not and if you would recommend it to other kids. Hang out and enjoy the activities, games and fun!
The group is “drop-in” which means, just come on in and join us.
There are lots of book discussion groups at the library for kids and adults. See the book schedule for all the upcoming books and discussion groups at the JCPL libraries!
Conifer Public Library's summer LEGO club starts June 6th at 3:00pm. These interlocking blocks have captivated kids for decades. They are fun, imaginative toys that provide hours of amusement.
Did you know that building with LEGOS helps with child development? LEGO club encourages literacy through play. Using imagination and creativity in play can lead to better reading skills. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) takes play very seriously. Constructive play teaches children about their world, which creates understanding and concepts recognizable in books. Play is one of the 5 practices of the Every Child Ready to Read program, and building with blocks stimulates creativity and storytelling. Ask a child what they built and I'm sure you will hear some sound reasoning on the who, what, where, when and why of how it came to be. I'm very excited to see the creations from these sessions, and all of the kids I've talked to are brimming with energy to come to the library to play.
These special storytimes are being held in conjunction with One Book 4 Colorado, a statewide initiative to support early literacy by distributing a new book to every four-year-old child in Colorado. Shannon’s book, Duck on a Bike, was selected for distribution in 2013 through a state-wide voting process earlier in the year!
Registration is required for the Columbine Library storytime event and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at jeffcolibrary.org/events, by phone at 303-235-5275, or in-person at the Columbine Library. No registration is required for the Arvada Library event.
Are you ready to show how grateful you are to your current (or former) teacher? It’s not too late! This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and these hard working, caring and creative people will love being remembered by you all week long.
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.