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April 2013

Whales and Frogs and Possums...Oh My!


May is an exciting time at JCPL! Summer Reading Club sign up begins May 1 and the Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale is May 31-June 2! Plus, the Library Foundation and 240 Union will be holding a fundraiser May 1 for anyone who is looking for a great meal that will benefit a great cause. Mark your calendars! The fun is only a couple days away!

Good Eats for Good Reads


240 Union is hosting a May Day Fundraiser for Jefferson County Public Library! On Wednesday, May 1, 20 percent of the day's food sales will be donated to the Library Foundation, to support the 2013 Summer Reading Club - a staple of Jefferson County Public Library for more than 40 years!

Make your reservation today: 303.989.3562


Free Books for Four-Year-Olds


From May 6-20, families with four-year-old children living in Jeffco can get a free book at any JCPL location as part of Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia's One Book 4 Colorado program. 

We’ve got lots going on to help celebrate during the month, including:

  • Monday, May 6, at the Lakewood Library: Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier will present special storytime programs to toddlers (at 11 a.m.) and pre-school children (at 11:30 a.m.).
  • Tuesday, May 7, at the Belmar Library: At 2 p.m., Lt Gov. Joe Garcia will announce the winners of a statewide video contest sponsored by the Colorado State Library.
  • Wednesday, May 8, at the Evergreen Library: Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier will present special Children’s storytime (ages 2-6) at 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, at the Columbine Library:  A special author visit and storytime from the One Book 4 Colorado author at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required and begins at 12 p.m. May 6.
  • Saturday, May 11, at the Arvada Library:  A special author visit and storytime from the One Book 4 Colorado author at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15, at the Wheat Ridge Library: The Wheat Ridge Library is hosting a special storytime and craft for four-year-olds and their families at 4 p.m.

More info

Magazine Changes Starting May 1


We know you want to get your hands on the latest magazines as soon as possible...right? To improve the availability of our popular items, the checkout time for magazines will change to seven days beginning May 1.

Reboot Your Commute


JCPL will be helping to celebrate the opening of RTD's West Rail Line on Saturday, April 27 at the Lakewood-Wadsworth Station and at the Jefferson County Government Station beginning at 10 a.m. Take a free ride on the light rail and come say hello! Planning to be a regular rider? Be sure you're up on the latest JCPL has to offer, including:

We're Featured on the Latest Arvada Insights!


JCPL's Executive Director, Pam Nissler, was the featured guest on the latest episode of Arvada Insights, hosted by Arvada Mayor Marc Williams. Take a few minutes to watch the show to find out about our new web site, the resources we offer and how we partner with organizations in the Arvada community.

The New Jeffcolibrary.org is Here!


It's here! Today, we officially debuted our redesigned website. Jeffcolibrary.org has a fresh look and offers exciting new ways to give you the things you are most interested in. The site is now even easier for you to use. There will always be something new, and you'll find more ways to engage with library staff and fellow patrons. Of course, you'll still be able to do the things you love like checking items out, managing your library account, downloading eBooks and audiobooks, and getting free passes to museums and cultural institutions.

Five things you won’t want to miss:

  1. Always something new
    What's coming up this week? Visit jeffcolibrary.org to find out.
  2. What's happening
    Your library's page always shows today's events.
  3. Help when you need it
    Look under Research for guides to current topics.
  4. Join in
    Find out what we're reading and join the discussion.
  5. Share
    Share just about anything you find via email, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and more.

Five things you can count on:

  1. Find stuff
    Search the catalog from anywhere on the site.
  2. Recent Arrivals
    Browse staff picks and new arrivals under Books, Movies & Music.
  3. eBooks
    Find eBooks and eReader help under Downloads.
  4. Reserve a Computer
    Just click your library on the homepage.
  5. Library Events
    Find storytimes, classes and more under Events.

This is just the beginning of an evolving process. We are excited to hear what you think! Share in the comments or at jeffcolibrary.org/feedback.

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