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Library to Distribute Free Books for Four-Year Olds April 13-27

by: 
cindy

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.

 

Samson Energy Donates $5,000 to Golden Library

by: 
Rebecca

We just got news from the Jefferson County Library Foundation that Samson Energy LLC is supporting a naming opportunity in conjunction with the upcoming remodel of the Golden Library! Samson Energy’s $5,000 donation will support the addition of a fireplace in the library’s new community living room.

In the photo above, Carroll Mannino, Golden library manager, Andy Eltiste, Samson Energy's manager of the Rocky Mountain Region, and Pam Nissler, executive director, JCPL, celebrate the donation. They're all smiling because Samson Energy's contribution will enable JCPL to offer the community a wonderful amenity that wasn't covered in the original remodel budget.

Thanks, Samson Energy!

PAWS for Reading Program Expands

by: 
Rebecca

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.

Arvada Library
11 a.m., second and third Saturday of the month

Columbine Library
1 p.m., first and second Saturday of the month

Conifer Library
4 p.m., second and third Tuesday of the month

Evergreen Library
1 p.m., fourth Saturday of the month

Standley Lake Library
4 p.m., third Thursday of the month

Create a Lasting Legacy with the Golden Library Remodel

by: 
Rebecca Winning

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.winning@jeffcolibrary.org, or visit jeffcolibrary.org/goldenremodel.

Visit Golden Library's Alternative Services During Construction

by: 
cindy

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.

 

Meet Love-Your-Library Winner Tara Castillo

by: 
Rebecca

Our love letter campaign was a huge success!  We had eighty entries, and frankly, they were all really good. You are all incredible writers! Thank you for your participation and all the lovely letters.

We couldn’t select a top ten – there were too many fabulous letters, so we narrowed it down to 20 and drew the winner’s name from that “hat.”  I’m pleased to announce that the gift card goes to Arvada Library patron Tara Castillo. You can read her letter below.

We’ll also be posting excerpts from your letters on our blog and social media channels, so keep an eye out. There’s a strong likelihood you’ll recognize the postings!

Thanks again for participating in this campaign with us. We love our patrons, too!

Tara's Letter:

"Dear Library:

I wanted to write you a love letter to say, “Thank You!!!”

You helped me become a better (more sane) mom.  You helped me make new friends and join some “mommy groups”.

I am a mid-thirties first-time mom.  I transitioned from working 50-hour work weeks to staying home with my son.  I had a rough couple of months to start out.  I was so scared and didn’t think that I was really cut out to be a mom.  One day, I was talking to my cousin, who said that she just returned from storytime at the library with her son.  I thought, well if her library has storytime, I bet mine does too.  So, I looked into it and sure enough, there was storytime, more specifically, baby storytime.  I was so excited to get out of the house and participate in this activity with my son. 

We went to baby storytime and it was absolutely incredible.  My son and I loved it very much.  I was so excited to learn the songs and rhymes so that I could sing them at home as well, as up to this point, I knew very few.  We traveled around the libraries closest to our home: Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and Standley Lake.  (Arvada is our favorite!) 

We met other stay-at-home moms there as well.  I even joined a group of moms to do activities with outside of the library.  We also enjoy the location and love walking around Olde Town Arvada. 

Thanks to the time spent in the library, my son is very social and enjoys being around other babies.  He loves the songs and rhymes.  This is a wonderful setting to expose him to music, rhythms, rhymes, language, movement, and a start to literacy. 

Thank you, again, Library, for everything that you do and for everything that you will do in the future for my family.  We look forward to seeing you often!"

Spring Break Fun

by: 
cindy

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:

Recycle It!
12:30 – 7 pm  Monday, March 23
Create something crafty using recycled materials. Ages: K – 5th.

LEGO Club!
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.

Fold It!
12;30 – 4:30 p.m.  Wednesday, March 25
Create your favorite origami pieces. Ages: K - 5th.

Paint It!
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Thursday, March 26
Create an exciting art project. K – 5th.

Game It!
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Friday, March 27
Play a new or classic board game. Ages: K – 5th.

Grow It!
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

LEGO Play
1 p.m.  Tuesday, March 24

Make Something: Bike Lights
1 p.m.  Thursday, March 26

Movie: Boxtrolls
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!
 
LEGO CLUB
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

Spring Break Movies

by: 
cindy

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

Lakewood Library

Prom Swap is On

by: 
cindy

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
Belmar Library

12 - 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 28
Columbine Library

 

 

The Basics: Alzheimer's

by: 
cindy

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

Lakewood Library

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