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Kristin, Columbine Library

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! 

It's Here!

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Bethany

Summer Reading Club officially begins today! Get your daubers out and starting marking off those bingo squares - getting your first bingo will get you a free book and the chance to win a Kindle! Keep going to get additional coupons. And, don't forget to come see the plethora of fun events we've got going all summer long for Kids and Teens.

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Pennie, Wheat Ridge

It’s Summer Reading Club time at the Library!  Adults can join their very own club:  Groundbreaking Reads.  This year participants will complete a bingo card.  Complete your first bingo and you earn a certificate for a free book from the Library Foundation’s book sale.  You can complete up to 4 bingos and each one will put you in the drawing for the grand prize – a Kindle Fire (drawing will be held on Aug 15).

To sign up visit us online or at any Jefferson County Library location.

Parents be sure to sign up your kids and teens for the Summer Reading Club too.  This year we have added a program just for the youngest library users that focuses on early literacy.  The children's theme is Dig into Reading and they get to play bingo too!

Bingo! Summer Reading Club Starts on Saturday!

by: 
Bethany

The Summer Reading Club officially begins on Saturday, June 1! Have you signed up yet? If not, get moving!

This year, bingo is the name of the game. Just follow the instructions on each square to get a free book and other cool prizes, including the chance to win a Kindle!

There are great programs for kids to Dig Into - reptiles, rabbits, wolves, dinosaurs and more. And teens can go Beneath the Surface with ghost hunting, underground gastronomy and body art.

And adults...don't fret, you can take part in SRC too! Keep up with your bingo card and you'll have multiple chances to win a Kindle too!

 

Library Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

by: 
Bethany

The Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) recently recognized three outstanding volunteers for their contributions to Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL).

Tim O'Neil, of Wheat Ridge, received the JCPL Leadership Award from Library Executive Director Pam Nissler, recognizing a volunteer who embodies a spirit of selfless dedication and commitment to JCPL. 

 

 

Linda Abbott, of Lakewood, received the Elena Joyce Grissom Lifetime Service Award from Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez, recognizing a volunteer whose enduring contributions of time and talent have had a significant impact at JCPL and JCLF.

 

Additionally, Marilyn Shupbach, a Wheat Ridge Library volunteer, received the Volunteer of the Year award, recognizing a volunteer whose contributions of time and talent over the past year have had a positive impact on the quality of programs at JCPL.

Congratulations to these outstanding volunteers!

Alter a Book Into a Work of Art

by: 
Bethany

Sure, many books are considered works of art in a literary sense, but have you ever considered turning a book into something else? A sculpture, a painting, a frame, a collage? Something else perhaps? Now's your chance to unleash the creativity of your inner artist!

The Lakwood Library held an Altered Book Contest that ended June 3. Entries are on display at the library and a special ceremony will be held on June 5, when three winners will be announced. There will be a teen competition for ages 12-17 and an adult competition for those who are 18 and older.

 

Swim in a Sea of Books

by: 
Bethany

The Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library's Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale splashes down at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds May 31-June 2. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

And for the first time at the Spring Sale, the Friends Preview Night will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 and is open to Friends members only. Join today or join at the door.

You'll be swimming in more than 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, audiobooks with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2.50 on most items. Sunday is Bag Day where for just $6 you can stuff as many items as you can fit in a grocery size bag

For more information or to volunteer, call 303-403-5075 or email friends@jeffcolibrary.org.

As always, proceeds benefit children and teen literacy programs at JCPL, including Summer Reading Club.

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Kristin, Columbine Library

JCPL is hosting two special author visits/storytimes with internationally acclaimed children’s author David Shannon:

Saturday, May 11

10:30 a.m. at Columbine Library, tickets required

1:30 p.m. at Arvada Library

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!

Shannon is the creator of more than 30 children’s books, including No David! that was recognized as a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Shannon’s other bestsellers include Duck on a Bike, Too Many Toys, A Bad Case of Stripes and Good Boy, Fergus!

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.

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Kristin, Columbine Library

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon is the title of the book that will be given to every 4 year-old in Colorado!

Stop by your nearest Jefferson County Library to get a copy, starting today through May 20.

OR, see author David Shannon read the book himself

Saturday, May 11

10:30 a.m. at Columbine Library, tickets required

1:30 p.m. at Arvada Library

Join us for these exciting events AND pick up your book!

Needed: Pod of Volunteers!

by: 
Bethany

The Jefferson County Library Foundation's annual Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale is May 30-June 2 and we're looking for volunteers. If you're interested in helping out with this fun and rewarding event, give the Foudnation a call at 303-403-5075. We're looking for folks to help with set up, stocking books, customer service, etc. We also need volunteers year-round! Sign up today!

 

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