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Jefferson County Public Library to Serve as an Assistance Site for Connect for Health Colorado Sign-Up Sessions

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 30, 2013)  Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) announced today that it is partnering with Jefferson County Human Services to assist area residents with seeking affordable health care coverage under the new Affordable Health Care Act.

Area residents who do not qualify for Medicaid may be able to get financial assistance to buy insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace.  Beginning Oct. 1, Coloradans will be able to use the Marketplace to shop for private health insurance plans and find out if they qualify for new financial assistance to lower their health care costs. For example, an individual earning $1,250 to $3,800 a month, or a family of four earning about $2,600 to $7,800 a month, may qualify for financial assistance. Coverage can start as early as January 2014.

“We’re pleased to offer this valuable service to the community,” said Donna Walker, director of public services, JCPL. “We know that understanding the individual impacts of the Affordable Health Care Act in Colorado can be daunting, and now, thanks to this partnership, we’ll be able to help patrons and others understand what it means for their individual situations.”

Beginning Oct. 1, JCPL’s Belmar Library will serve as a Connect for Health Colorado Certified Assistance Site, where residents can meet with a Certified Health Coverage Guide, trained by Connect for Health Colorado and provided by Jefferson County Human Services. Health Coverage Guides provide fair and impartial information and services that help customers complete the application process to purchase health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado. Health Coverage Guides also are responsible for educating customers about available coverage options, tax credits and cost sharing programs – and how to prioritize, filter and sort their options to meet their unique needs.

 
Personal assistance will be offered at the following dates and times:

 
Belmar Library Connect for Colorado Sign Up Sessions

·         Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 – 12:00 – 4:30pm

·         Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 – 9:00am – 4:30pm

·         Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 – 10:00am – 4:30pm

·         Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

·         Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 – 12:30 – 4:30pm

·         Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

·         Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 – 12:30 – 4:30pm

·         Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 – 12:00 – 4:30pm

·         Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 – 12:00 – 4:30pm

·         Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 – 9:00am – 1:30pm

·         Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 – 9:00am – 4:30pm

 
Residents seeking assistance will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional sessions will be scheduled beginning in November and continuing through the end of the year. Check the Belmar Library’s Event Calendar (jeffcolibrary.org/locations/belmar-library) for updates. The Belmar Library is located at 555 South Allison Parkway in Lakewood.

 
Assistance will also be available through:

               

·         Jefferson County Department of Human Services

900 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, 80401

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday - Friday

 

·         Jefferson County Public Health

260 South Kipling Street, Lakewood, 80226

8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

 
Residents may also visit the Connect for Health Colorado website at connectforhealthco.com or get help by phone from Connect for Health Colorado Jefferson County at 303-271-4691.

 

 
About Jefferson County Public Library

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children's Library and an eTrain mobile computer training lab, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

About Jefferson County Human Services

Through early childhood education, adult and child protection, job training, food assistance, Medicaid, mediation and other programs, Human Services helps people build better, safer lives. For more information, visit jeffco.us/human-services/.

 
About Connect for Health Colorado

Starting in October, Connect for Health Colorado™ offers individuals, families and small employers a new online marketplace for health insurance and exclusive access to new up‐front financial assistance, based on income, to reduce costs. Customers shop through a website, and get expert help in person and over the phone from a network of professionals, including Customer Service Center Representatives, certified Health Coverage Guides and certified health insurance agents and brokers. The Marketplace is a public, non‐profit entity that was established by a 2011 state law. More information is available at www.ConnectforHealthCO.com.

 

Jefferson County Public Library Presents Books and Bites

More than 30 local authors, plus food trucks

 

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 12, 2013) Jefferson County Public Library announced today that it will be hosting the first ever Books and Bites night at the Arvada Library from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

 
More than 30 local authors will be on hand at the library to discuss their works with fans and sign books at this free event. Directly outside the library, in Olde Town Square food will be available to purchase from Hey PB&J, Scrumptious, Eighty Ate and CKrêpes.

 
“As a library system, one of our goals is to create connections,” said Donna Walker, JCPL’s director of public services. “There is nothing more fun than connecting our patrons with their favorite authors. It should be a wonderful evening.”

 
Authors for everyone will be taking part in this event - nonfiction, fiction, adult, children and teen authors. In addition, there will be crafts and face painting for the kids.

 
Books will be available for purchase through Barnes and Noble and many of the authors themselves.

 
About Jefferson County Public Library

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

 

One Book. 1 Golden. Events Begin Sept. 17

Benediction by Kent Haruf selected by Golden residents

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 6, 2013) Earlier this year, Golden residents selected Benediction by Kent Haruf for its 2013 One Book. 1 Golden. program. Beginning Sept. 17, the Golden Library will present two weeks of events related to the book selection.

Book Discussion Tuesday
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
Golden Library, 1019 10th St.
Join other readers for a lively discussion of Benediction.

“Turning the Other Cheek” Panel Discussion
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
In Chapter 25 of Benediction, Reverend Lyle preaches a controversial message based on the Sermon on the Mount, a message that enrages some members of his congregation, many of whom have family members serving in the military, and ultimately leads to his dismissal. Join us as leaders from the local faith community hold a panel discussion on the idea of “turning the other cheek,” its relevance in today’s world, and its interpretation in various religious faiths and the teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Is there such a thing as a “just” war?  Is violence warranted as revenge? A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Free tickets are required and available at jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden.

“Picture Golden” Photo Contest
The imaginary small town of Holt, Colo. is the setting for Benediction. Like any small town there are things that distinguish it from other towns. What is it about Golden that sets it apart, makes it unique? What says “Golden” to you? Take a photograph and enter it in our “Picture Golden” photo contest. The submission deadline is Sept. 21 and winners will be announced at a reception in the Golden Library on Sept. 29. Additional details at jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden.

Kent Haruf Book Reading and Signing
7-9 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 2
Foss Auditorium at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St.
Author Kent Haruf will read from Benediction, answer questions from the audience and conduct a book signing. Books by Haurf will be available to purchase that night from Boulder Bookstore. Free tickets are available beginning Sept. 7 at jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden.

The goals of the One Book. 1 Golden. program are to promote a culture of reading and bring the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the second year of the program. Growing Up True by Craig Barnes was selected in 2012.

One Book. 1 Golden. is presented in partnership with the Golden Civic Foundation, the City of Golden, the Golden Chamber of Commerce, the Golden Hotel and Boulder Bookstore.

About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

Jefferson County Public Library Extends Summer Reading Club through Aug. 31

Sign up now and win coupons and prizes!

(Lakewood, Colo. – Aug. 5, 2013) It’s not too late to participate in Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Club! Kids, teens and adults can sign up online at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading or at any JCPL location through Aug. 31. Participants are eligible to receive coupons from our program partners, including California Pizza Kitchen, Colorado Rapids, Del Taco, Heritage Square, Lakeside Amusement Park, Pizza Doodle, and Westerra Credit Union; those who complete key Summer Reading Club activities will also receive a free book, compliments of the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

“Summer Reading Club is a great way for kids to get ready to go back to school,” said Donna Walker, JPCL’s director of public services. “It strengthens reading skills while giving kids a chance to enjoy some summer fun before school starts.”

Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the Jefferson County Library Foundation and the Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library. Other local sponsors include EduCyber, Larkin & Associates, LLC, Noviscon Realty LLC/John C. Bodnar and Denver Tux.

About Jefferson County Library Foundation
Jefferson County Library Foundation supports Jefferson County Public Library through a partnership commitment to improving and enriching the lives of Jefferson County residents. The Foundation's funding priorities include enhancing the programs and services of JCPL that support childhood literacy, life-long learning, services to seniors and more. For more information, visit the Foundation's web site at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org.

About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

Rev Up for Jefferson County Library Foundation’s 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night at Bandimere Speedway

Proceeds Benefit Children and Teen Literacy Programs at Jefferson County Public Library

 

 (LAKEWOOD, Colo.—July 29, 2013)The Jefferson County Library Foundation will hold its 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night at Bandimere Speedway at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. This year’s “Rock, Race & Read” event will once again give guests the chance to burn up the quarter mile in a Z28 Camaro on Thunder Mountain.

 

Tickets are $65 to attend and $250 to attend and race; all tickets include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment by Jefferson County Public Library’s Stacy McKenzie, and silent and live auctions. Guests will have a chance to win a condo in Steamboat Springs for a week; a privately catered BBQ, featuring a variety of Craft Beers; a Wine Cellar; signed and framed pictures of Stephen King and Peyton Manning; a condo in Maui for a week; and much more, including rare and vintage books.

 

A surprise celebrity guest racer from KYGO will be on hand for the evening and anyone who buys a ticket to race will be entered to win a chance to go up against them. KYGO will also be giving away tickets to Rare & Novel on air.

 

“After last year’s success at Bandimere Speedway, we are looking forward to what the 2013 Rare & Novel Night will bring,” said Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez. “Rare & Novel is our premier fundraising event and we are excited to be partnering with KYGO to help literacy efforts in Jefferson County.”

 

Proceeds from the event help support children and teen literacy programs at the Library, such as Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children’s Library.

 

“Supporting early literacy efforts is something the Bandimere Family strongly believes in,” said Tami Bandimere Shrader, president of the Jeffco Library Foundation Board of Directors. “We are confident this year’s event will go miles to improve literacy among the children of Jefferson County.”

 

This night is made possible by the generous support of Bandimere Speedway and the Bandimere Family Foundation, KYGO, 1st Bank, Brookfield Residential, the Town of Morrison and Richard Billings.

 

To make a reservation, contact the Foundation at 303-403-5075 or Natalie.martinez@jeffcolibrary.org. Visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org for more details.

 

 
About the Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends

 

Jefferson County Library Foundation supports Jefferson County Public Library through a partnership commitment to improving and enriching the lives of Jefferson County residents. The Foundation's funding priorities include enhancing the programs and services of JCPL that support childhood literacy, life-long learning, services to seniors and more. For more information, visit the Foundation's web site at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org.

 
About Jefferson County Public Library

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children's Library and computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

 

 

 

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