Freshening up your appearance, approach and attitude can make a world of difference in the way you feel and in the way you interact with others. Apply the same type of thinking to an organization and it can improve the way it provides services and meets the needs of its customers. This is exactly what will be happening to the Golden Library this year.
We're excited to announce that we will be working with the City of Golden to do a major remodel of the Golden Library! The library will be updated to reflect a new vision for library service, which we shared with you last year.
Here are some quick highlights of our new model for library service:
Enhanced alignment of library materials, programs and services to address the interests and needs of the Golden community;
Expert staff, trained to help patrons navigate the increasingly complex world of information and technology;
Dynamic programming that creates engaging and impactful patron experiences;
Enhanced access to evolving technologies and digital resources;
Increased emphasis on community partnerships, outreach and outcomes; and
Updates to the Golden Library to enhance the library experience.
The Golden Library will be the first JCPL location to fully reflect this new service model.
Have some ideas you'd like to share? You will have plenty of opportunities to be a part of this process, including:
May 19 Open House: There will be an open house to solicit resident feedback on the proposed remodel from 4-7 p.m. at the Golden Library.
May 22 City Council meeting: Library executives will present an overview of the new service model. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
There will also be an opportunity for residents to review and comment on design recommendations in June.
Do you have a child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing? How about a child you would like to experience American Sign Language (ASL)? If so, we have several storytimes throughout the year that are conducted in ASL. At these programs, we use the language of the deaf to tell stories and share fun. All the storytellers are deaf and use ASL as their primary language. These storytimes immerse participants into the wonderful worlds of sign language, reading, storytelling and deaf culture.
Some of the storytimes are hosted by Rocky Mountain Deaf School (RMDS) and some by Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL). The RMDS storytimes are full immersion storytimes with a deaf storyteller only, whereas the JCPL storytimes also include an ASL interpreter to voice what is being signed.
We welcome all deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing patrons that are interested in having fun in ASL!
Join us for fun as we share stories, books and a craft. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.
That's a pretty bold statement, but it's true. Libraries do change lives. Today's libraries are driven by the needs the community. Whether you're looking for eBooks, how to start a business, medical information or 24/7 homework help for your kids – JCPL has the resources to meet your needs and those of the whole community.
Join us as we celebrate National Library Week, recognizing the contributions of librarians across the nation. Head over to our Facebook page and share how your life has been changed by the library!
The Belmar Library will be hosting an exhibit from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. From fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy.
Interested in learning more about this topic? Visit the library to explore this exhibit! It features examples of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and applications. It also explores creative answers to today's energy challenges and helps with a better understanding of renewable energy and NREL's cutting-edge research. Then, browse our collection for materials on similar subjects!
1 Commissioner + One Book 4 Colorado = 1 Grumpy Bird
Apr. 8, 2014
Toddlers and preschoolers got a special visit during their storytime yesterday from Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier. Commissioner Rosier was on hand to announce this year's One Book 4 Colorado winner – Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard. Not only that, he read the book to the children, gave each of them their own free copy of the book and most importantly, had fun with all the kids.
If you are the parent or caregiver of a four-year-old, don't forget you can get a free copy of Grumpy Bird now through April 21 at any JCPL location. We’ve even got special celebrations happening throughout the month!
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Did you know that last year we had nearly 3,000 volunteers dedicate their time and talent to the Library and the Foundation? And that they contributed more than 17,400 hours of their time? We want to take this time to acknowledge the tireless work our volunteers do for us every day.
So much of what the Library offers would not be possible without their help. Things like our book sales, storytimes, book sorting, computer classes and so much more.
There are seemingly endless opportunties to give your time and talent to the Library. If you're looking for a way to give back, contact us today!
Are you the parent or caregiver of a four-year-old child in Jefferson County? If so, you can bring them to the Library to pick up a free book from April 7-21!
JCPL is once again participating in Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia's One Book 4 Colorado program, which aims to provide a new book to every four-year-old in the state. On top of giving away free books, we will also be hosting special celebrations at each of our libraries with storytimes and crafts. Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier will also be taking part in the festivities with special storytimes at the Lakewood Library on April 7.
Keep an eye out for the annoucement of the winning book for this year's One Book 4 Colorado.
Books will be available in Spanish and English, accessible to children with special needs and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Getting regular feedback from our patrons is important to us. How was your last trip to the library? Did you find everything you were looking for? Was someone there to help you if you couldn't? How do we measure up to other libraries?
Spending just a few minutes on our survey will help us to make your next visit to the library even better!
Ok, procrastinators (and boy am I a big one!), this is the last week to sign up for health care via Connect for Health Colorado. There will be Certified Health Coverage Guides at the Belmar Library through March 31 to help you understand your options.
Connect for Health Colorado is a one-stop, online marketplace designed to help you find the best health plan for your needs and find out if you're eligible for new federal financial assistance to help pay for your coverage.
Appointments are not required, but can be made by calling 303-271-4691.
One struggle many small business owners have is determining if they can provide health insurance for their employees. Of course, everyone wants to, but it's not always possible. Luckily, there's an option that you may not know about.
The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace makes it possible for small businesses to provide qualified health plans to their employees under the Affordable Care Act. This year, the SHOP Marketplace is open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). You may also qualify for tax credits if you use SHOP.
A representative from The Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit, will be here to discuss the law, its provisions and how you may be able to benefit. Bring your questions!