Library News

Heads Up: Holiday Closures

by: 
Rebecca

Happy holidays everyone!

To allow everyone some time to celebrate the holidays with their families, all libraries will be closed:
Dec. 24 & 25
Jan. 1

Dec. 31 hours:
Conifer Library 12-5 p.m.
All other libraries 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
As always, you can access jeffcolibrary.org any time.
 
We wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!

Winter Break Fun!

by: 
Rebecca

Wondering what to do while your kids are out of school? Bring them to the Library for Winter Break Fun! Our Arvada, Belmar and Columbine libraries are hosting movies and/or hands-on activities for kids to chase away those winter break blues.

Arvada Library
1:00 p.m.    Monday, Dec. 22
                  Tuesday, Dec. 23
                  Friday, Dec. 26
                  Monday, Dec. 29
                  Tuesday, Dec. 30
                  Friday, Jan. 2

Belmar Library
1:00 p.m.    Monday, Dec. 22
                  Tuesday, Dec. 23
                  Monday, Dec. 29
                  Tuesday, Dec. 30

Columbine Library (for kids, grades K-5)
1-5 p.m.      Monday, Dec. 22
                  Tuesday, Dec. 23
                  Monday, Dec. 29
                  Tuesday, Dec, 30
                  Friday, Jan. 2
                  Monday, Jan 5
   

Better than Candy!

by: 
Rebecca

Looking for last minute holiday-gift ideas? A library card makes a great stocking stuffer! It's a ticket to unlimited movies, music, books, eBooks, online resources and more, and it won't cost you a dime.

Kids learn responsibility and the pride of ownership. Teens can engage in wholesome activities with other teens. And the grown-ups in your life can -- well -- do practically anything!

Put a little love in those Christmas stockings! Get a card for everyone in your family today.

Connect for Health: Now in Evergreen!

by: 
Rebecca Winning

The Evergreen Library and the Mountain Resource Center (MRC) are partnering to help Jefferson County residents sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act on the "Connect for Health Colorado" online health insurance marketplace. MRC staff will be available at the Evergreen Library to help you determine your eligibility and sign up at the following dates and times:

11-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 23 and 30
11-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27
11-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 and 10

Library appointments may be made by calling the MRC at 303-838-5772.        

Colorado Gives Day

by: 
Rebecca

Today is Colorado Gives Day, when people all over the state will be donating to support the causes they love.

If you love the Library and want to show your appreciation for everything the Library provides to you and the community, please consider supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Monies raised by the Foundation will go to support early literacy programs and help us to put books in the hands of children in Jefferson County.

Help us raise the next generation of readers. Donate today!

 

South County Bookmobile Holiday Event

by: 
Rebecca

Join staff from the South County Bookmobile at the local McDonald's for some holiday fun! We'll help you make a 3D paper creation for gifting or decorating. All children (5-12) and their families are welcome.

Options include:
•    Origami Gift Box
•    3D Ornament
•    Gift Bows
•    3D Snowflake
•    Graphic Novel

Saturday, Dec. 13
2-3:30 p.m.

McDonald’s Play Place
7509 S. Alkire St.
Littleton, CO

Co-sponsored by JCPL and McDonald's. All participants will receive a free McDonald’s treat!

Colorado Gives Day Is Coming

by: 
Rebecca

Tomorrow is Colorado Gives Day. Folks from all over the state will be donating to their favorite charities in one, big giving extravaganza. If you're planning to participate, please remember the Jefferson County Library Foundation. They're raising money to support Library programs that promote early literacy, programs like our Traveling Children's Library and Summer Reading program.

Here at the Library, we work to raise the next generation of readers in Jefferson County. The Foundation helps us to put books in the hands of children who might not otherwise have a book of their own.

When you think of Colorado Gives Day tomorrow, think of donating to the Library Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Kids and Books = Bliss

by: 
Natalie, Jefferson County Library Foundation

Remember the first book that knocked your socks off?

For me, it was To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. I remember taking it off my parents' bookshelf one rainy afternoon when I had no way to get to the mall. I cracked it open because I was bored and there was nothing better to do. And then, something magical happened.

For the next few days, I couldn't put it down. I was transported from my little circle of teenage angst and self-involvement to a world of wonder and possibility. I was introduced to the major themes: social injustice, human frailty, racial tension, and the presence of goodness in unexpected places. I was floored by the wisdom of Atticus Finch and envious of the pluck and courage of Scout and Jem.

The book inspired me and made me want to be a better person.

Here at the Jefferson County Library Foundation, we'd like to give that same sense of wonder to every child in Jefferson County. To that end, we work hard to put books into the hands of children through Library programs such as the Traveling Children's Library and  the Summer Reading Program.

If you remember being awed and humbled by reading a book, won't you share the magic? Won't you donate to our campaign?

Gifts for Book Lovers

by: 
Rebecca


It's not too late to find some great stocking stuffers at the Jefferson County Library Foundation's Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Standley Lake Library. We'll have more than 2,000 "like new" used books for sale, with a wide variety of books available, including cookbooks, art, history, classics and children's, as well as DVDs, CDs and so much more! For more information, call 303.403.5075.

Dec. 13 and 14
10 a.m-4:p.m. Saturday
12-4 p.m. Sunday
Standley Lake Library

MakeSomething New: Screen Printing

by: 
Rebecca

Try screen printing in this special instructor-guided session at the Belmar Library. Design your own image and print it using LumiPaint sun-activated dye. Bring your own shirt, hoodie, or fabric to print on, or use ours. Attendance is limited to the first 20 registered participants; register now.
 
We also offer an open lab, where participants can work on their own projects. We offer access to soldering irons, other makers, and various tools, plus a place to work on your projects. No registration required.

These events are designed for adults; children may attend with an adult supervision.

LumiPaint Screen Printing
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

OpenLab
2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Belmar Library

 

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