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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.

by: 
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.

by: 
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!

 

by: 
Tana, Arvada Library

Did you know that the 1st Saturday in May is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY?!  That's right, Super Fans!  You can get one free comic book from participating comic book retailers. 

Check with your favorite comic book shop to see if they are participating this year! 

by: 
Kristin, Columbine Library

JCPL libraries are honored to display art by local school kids in their libraries. 

Here's what you'll see around the system this month:

Arvada Library: kites by the Mountain Phoenix Community School

Belmar Library: art by Green Gables and Westgate Elementary Schools

Columbine Library:  paintings and mixed media by Front Range Christian School through mid-May

Evergreen Library: paintings by 3rd grade Brownie Troupe 2266 from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen

Golden Library: art by Golden High School

Lakewood Library: art by Pennington and Vivian Elementary Schools

Standley Lake Library: drawing, painting and mixed media by Standley Lake High School

Stop by and see some beautiful things at your local library this month!

Good Eats for Good Reads

by: 
Bethany

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

by: 
Bethany

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.

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