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Make an Appointment for Personalized Research Assistance at the Library

One-on-one help from expert staff

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 16, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is now offering personalized research assistance with its new Book a Librarian service. Expert librarians are available for 30 minute appointments to help patrons find information on a variety of topics.

“The Library aims to provide customizable experiences for our patrons,” said Peg Hooper, adult services manager. “We realize tackling a research project – whatever it might be – can seem like an overwhelming task. We can help narrow the search to find resources that will be of the most benefit and teach them how to access the wealth of free, online resources available through the Library.”

Making an appointment is easy. Visit jeffcolibrary.org/bookalibrarian, tell us what you need help with and a library staff member will contact you to confirm the details of the appointment. You can also call 303-235-5275 or visit a library information desk to make an appointment.

“Our goal is to meet our patrons at their point of need,” said Lynn Gunderson, adult services coordinator. “Whether someone needs help with business research, job assistance, genealogy, technology, almost anything, we can find the information they need. This isn’t a replacement for the services provided at the Library’s information desks, but is an enhancement to the in depth assistance on which our patrons rely.”

Book a Librarian is currently available seven days a week during library operating hours.

 

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 Library Foundation's 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night, Featuring Humorist Tim Gard

Proceeds Benefit Children and Teen Literacy Programs

(LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sept. 5, 2014) The Jefferson County Library Foundation will hold its 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night – A Happy, HAPPY Hour at the Lakewood Country Club (6800 W. 10th Ave.) from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. 

Tickets are $75 to attend. The event will include live entertainment from humorist Tim Gard, hors d'oeuvres, and silent and live auctions. Guests will have a chance to bid on a condo in Hawaii for one week, a Steamboat Springs condo for a week, challenge races at Bandimere Speedway, rare and vintage books and much more.

"Our Rare & Novel Night is always a fun and rewarding experience," said Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez. "We hope to open the world of reading for kids across the county and make a meaningful impact in their lives. Our community can help in this effort by attending this event."

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.

This night is made possible by the generous support of Bandimere Speedway and the Bandimere Family Foundation, FirstBank, Brookfield Residential, Bryan McFarland and Sundyne.

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 though 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.

Jefferson County Public Library Invites Jeffco Residents to Get Outside the Lines

Weeklong celebration highlights lesser-known library service

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 4, 2014)  Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) announced today that it will participate in an upcoming campaign designed to get people thinking – and talking – about the library in a whole new way. Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration, Sept. 14-20, 2014, demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Libraries across the country will be engaging with their communities in new and unexpected ways.

“We want people to know that we offer much more than books,” said Pam Nissler, executive director, JCPL. “Our services and resources are constantly evolving to meet the information needs of the 21st century, and we want to make sure people understand that.”

Jefferson County residents are invited to participate in the following events:

·        Sunday, Sept. 14: Drop by the Children’s Room at the Standley Lake Library from noon to 4:00 p.m. to participate in a surprise project. Activities are geared to kindergarten through sixth graders. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

·        Monday, Sept. 15: The JCPL Bookmobile will visit the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility at 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to showcase Library services and sign people up for library cards.

·        Tuesday, Sept. 16: Kids in grades 4-12 are invited to bring their mad building skills to a LEGO Club event from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Belmar Library. We provide the LEGOs; you provide the creativity.

·        Wednesday, Sept. 17:  Our Kids and Families outreach team will visit moms and newborns to deliver board books and other resources to support early literacy.

·       Thursday, Sept. 18: Visit the American Mountaineering Center in Golden at 7:00 p.m. for an evening with Amy Greene, author of Long Man. (Tickets required: jeffcolibrary.org/goldenreads/2014/tickets.)

·       Friday, Sept. 19: Check out Book A Librarian, a new service for job seekers, small business owners and entrepreneurs. Request one-on-one business assistance from a research expert at jeffcolibrary.org.

·        Saturday, Sept. 20: Check out our Women’s Self-Defense Course from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Arvada Library, brought to you by Action Family ATA Martial Arts studio.

 

“While these may seem like non-traditional events for a library, this is just a sampling of the kinds of programs happening every day at JCPL,” Nissler continued. “We hope Jefferson County residents will take advantage of this week to try new things and explore some of the many wonderful things the Library has to offer.”

 

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.

 

About Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines is an R-Squared initiative designed by Colorado library marketers and directors that gets libraries “walking the walk” – taking action to show our communities how important libraries are and how they’ve changed. This celebration takes many of the concepts discussed at R-Squared, The Risk & Reward Conference, such as creativity, customer curiosity, culture, community and creative spaces, and puts them into action where they count – in our local communities. Learn more at getoutsidethelines.org.

Tickets Available to See Long Man Author Amy Greene

Enter to Win Dinner with the Author

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 3, 2014) Author Amy Greene will be in Golden later this month as part of Jefferson County Public Library’s Golden Reads program. Her book, Long Man, was chosen by Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan as this year’s selection. 

Free tickets are available for An Evening with Amy Greene. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 W. 10th St., Golden, Colo. Guests will hear a reading from Long Man by Greene, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the author and have their books signed. Books will be available for purchase at the event from the Boulder Book Store.

Online reservations for the reading and book signing can be made at jeffcolibrary.org/goldenreads. Additionally, the Library will be holding a drawing for a chance to win dinner with Greene and others prior to the event. Enter now through Sept. 15.

Prior to the reading and book signing, guests can sample food from Smokey J's BBQ and Bakin’ Bakery food trucks. The festivities will take place outside the American Mountaineering Center on 10th St. beginning at 5 p.m. 

In addition to Greene’s book reading, the Golden Library will feature Long Man as the September selection for its monthly Book Discussion Group. The group is open to anyone and meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Golden Library. Or, follow the conversation online: #goldenreads.

Golden Reads promotes a culture of reading and brings the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the third year for this program (formerly One Book. 1 Golden.). Previous selections included Benediction by Kent Haruf (2013) and Growing Up True by Craig Barnes (2012).

Golden Reads is presented in partnership with the City of Golden, Golden Civic Foundation and the Golden Hotel.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Long Man by Amy Greene Selected for 2014 Golden Reads

Author to Visit Golden in September

(Lakewood, Colo. – July 15, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is proud to present Long Man by Amy Greene as this year’s Golden Reads selection. Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan chose Long Man from a number of titles. 

The Golden Library will host An Evening with Amy Greene at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 W. 10th St., Golden, Colo. Guests will hear a reading from Long Man by Greene, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the author and have their books signed. Books will be available for purchase at the event from the Boulder Bookstore.

"I'm so honored that Golden has chosen Long Man, so moved that your community will unite to read my book about a community divided and lost to progress,” said Greene. “I'm grateful, too, for the chance to visit a mountain town thousands of miles from my own in the foothills of East Tennessee, no doubt different than my home in many ways, but much the same in others. September can't come soon enough for me."

Online reservations for the reading and book signing can be made at jeffcolibrary.org/goldenreads. Additionally, the Library will be holding a drawing for a patron and a guest to join Greene and others for dinner prior to the event.

“I was flattered when I was asked to choose this year’s Golden Reads selection,” said Mayor Sloan. “Although Long Man takes place in a time and place far removed from Golden, I think our residents will be able to identify with the wonderful characters and find many conversation points that are still relevant today.”

Prior to the reading and book signing, guests can sample food from Still Smokin Fusion BBQ and the Bakin’ Bakery. The festivities will take place outside the American Mountaineering Center on 10th St. beginning at 5 p.m. 

In addition to Greene’s book reading, the Golden Library will feature Long Man as the September selection for its monthly Book Discussion Group. The group is open to anyone and meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Golden Library. Or, follow the conversation online: #goldenreads.

“We are excited to read Long Man with our community,” said Carroll Mannino, Golden Library manager. “Amy Greene is a very talented author, whose ability to draw you in and make you feel as if you are part of the character’s struggle will resonate with readers of all types.”

Golden Reads promotes a culture of reading and brings the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the third year for this program (formerly One Book. 1 Golden.). Previous selections included Benediction by Kent Haruf (2013) and Growing Up True by Craig Barnes (2012).

Golden Reads is presented in partnership with the City of Golden, Golden Civic Foundation, and the Golden Hotel.

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.

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