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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!

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Arra, Lakewood Library

It may be snowing but it's not too early to start thinking about summer.  Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Club: Beneath the Surface starts today!  The program starts on June 1st.  This year we will be playing Bingo!  It’s not just about reading this summer.  Finish your first bingo and come into your local library to claim your free book right away.  We will also have some exciting prizes like a free pass to Lakeside Amusement Park and a chance to win a Kindle.  Keep your calendar open for some of our fascinating programs such as Beneath The Surface Body Art and Ghost Hunting 101.  This message has been brought to you by the Jeffco Library Foundation and the letter S.

Good Eats for Good Reads

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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

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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.

More info

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Tana, Arvada Library

Two Words:   STAN LEE

Yes!  That’s right fearless fans, Stan Lee will be at Denver Comic Con May 31st – June 2, 2013.  If you didn’t get a chance to go to the inaugural DCC last year, definitely make an effort to go this year.   

There are great booths to visit, artists to chat with, and panels to sit in on to learn all the ins and outs of your favorite graphic novels and comics.  And of course you don’t want to miss the cosplay, cuz it’s so much fun!  (Remember!  If your costume has a ‘gun’ – you need to have an orange tip attached…just sayin’.)

Other featured guests for the three day event include:  George Takei, Greg Guler, Felicia Day, George Perez, Wil Wheaton, Jeffrey Brown . . . Tickets for Teens range from $12 for a one day Friday pass to $30 for a three day pass. 

The Stan Lee Silver and Gold Add On packages will be available later at a mysterious price to be determined later.  So get your tickets now, and then check the website compulsively until they post the Stan Lee info! 

If you go, and you’re in costume, make sure you post a pix on our Facebook page!  Hope to see you!

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Marcy, Belmar Library

"Even if you get nothing else accomplished today, you have done something wonderful for your baby by being here!"

This is how I often start Baby Time. It's 20 minutes of early literacy skills cleverly disguised as play for the 0-2 year-old crowd. Songs, rhymes, stories, scarves and bells are just part of the fun. We also learn how to share, put our toys away and communicate. Parents and caregivers not only bond with their children but get to share experiences and talk to other grown-ups!

Baby Time is my favorite time of day. Visit your Jeffco library for Baby Time and make it your favorite time as well! We hope to see you soon!

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