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Jefferson County Public Library Expands Services to Ken Caryl

Bookmobile to Provide Service for All Ages in Southern Jeffco

(Lakewood, Colo. – July 7, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is bringing library services to the Ken Caryl area beginning Saturday, July 12. The Library’s Bookmobile will begin weekly service for patrons of all ages from 12-4 p.m. each Saturday in the Safeway parking lot, located at the intersection of Ken Caryl Ave. and Shaffer Pkwy. 

“We’ve known for some time that the southern portion of Jefferson County is one of our most underserved areas,” said Pam Nissler, executive director, JCPL. “When we built the Columbine Library on West Bowles, the local population totaled about 55,000. Now it’s more than twice that and demand for library service just keeps growing!

“While we can’t expand library space due to budget constraints, we hope our new Bookmobile service will help to meet that growing demand by providing some of our most popular services to this community.”

Local residents will be able to check out and return materials; place and pick up reserved items; and find out about other library services. The Bookmobile collection contains more than 1,200 items for patrons of all ages in a variety of formats—books, DVDs, and audiobooks. 

Patrons may begin using the Bookmobile as a pick-up location for reserved items beginning July 12 by choosing “Bookmobile” in the dropdown menu from the Library catalog at jeffcolibrary.org. They will be able to use their existing JCPL library card or sign up for a library card on the Bookmobile.

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.

Jeffco Public Library’s Summer Reading Club Begins June 1 with Celebrations

Have Fun, Learn New Things, Win Prizes!

(Lakewood, Colo. – May 27, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library’s (JCPL) Summer Reading Club officially gets underway Sunday, June 1. Kids, teens and adults can sign up online at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading or at any JCPL location.

This annual program will kick off with special celebrations at most JCPL locations from 12-5 p.m. Sunday, June 1. The Evergreen Library will host its event from 3-5 p.m. at the Hiwan Homestead Museum (4208 S. Timbervale Dr.) and the Edgewater Library will host its celebration from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, June 2.

Summer Reading Club runs from June 1-July 31, and fosters literacy and learning over the summer months while children are not in school. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education, reading loss is cumulative and children don’t “catch up” in the fall because their peers are moving ahead with their skills. With fun, interactive programs and activities supplementing the reading portion of the program, parents are able to take an active role in their child’s development. 

Children are invited to participate in “Fizz Boom Read!” In this year’s program, they will have the chance to explore space, delight in magic, make a wish, create chemical reactions and have a blast at pol-KABOOM. Reservations are required for these programs. The full schedule of events can be found at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading.

Teens can “Spark a Reaction” this year, including sampling insect cuisine, creating optical illusions, discovering the wonders of the human skeleton, exploring the gross side of science and taking an inside look at 3D printing. A full schedule can be found at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading.

Adults are invited to “Light Up Your Brain With Lifelong Learning” by completing activities based on the healthy brain initiative. See jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading for additional information.

As part of the program, the Library will offer a game card format for participants to record their progress. The game card offers a fun and easy way to log activities, while encouraging participants to explore the Library’s collection, services and resources. As participants complete game card activities, they become eligible to win prizes.

• Kids and teens that complete the first level of activities will receive a free book (compliments of the Jefferson County Library Foundation) and be entered to win a Kindle Fire (or a LeapPad tablet for those ages 0-5).
• Kids and teens who complete additional pieces of the game card can earn additional rewards and coupons, including free admission to Lakeside Amusement Park.
• Teens that complete their game cards will also have the chance to win a spot at a special after hours Games Night on Aug. 15.
• Adults who complete their game card receive a coupon for free book from any of the Library Foundation used book sales, including used book sale areas in the libraries. They will also be entered to win a Kindle Fire.

Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the Jefferson County Library Foundation and the Friends of Jefferson County Public Library. The Kindle Fires and LeapPad tablet are generously supplied by the Foundation and Friends. Other program partners include Bandimere Speedway, Beau Jo’s Pizza, the Colorado Rapids, Heritage Square, Lakeside Amusement Park, McDonald’s, Noodles & Co., the Rheinlander Bakery, and Westerra Credit Union.

For a complete list of programs, visit jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading or pick up a Summer Reading Club brochure at any Jefferson County Public Library.

 

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.

 

 

Golden Library to Host Library Remodel Design Preview

 

(Lakewood, Colo. – May 27, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) invites Golden residents to attend a Golden Library design-concept preview to be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6 at the Golden Library. Library executives will be on hand to share conceptual designs, color schemes, and furniture options for the upcoming Golden Library remodel, and residents will be able to weigh in on the ones they like best.

“We want the Golden Library remodel to be a true reflection of the community,” said Donna Walker, public services director for Jefferson County Public Library. “We hope residents will participate in the design review process so that we can meet that goal.” 

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

 
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.

A “Title Wave” of Books at the Jeffco Library Foundation & Friends Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale

The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will host their annual Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale May 30-June 1, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 30-31, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Admission to the sale is free.
 
Friends of Jefferson County Public Library will hold a Preview Sale from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29. It is open to Friends members only. To join, download an application at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or join at the door. 
 
Booklovers can dive into a sea of 100,000 gently used books, DVDs, audiobooks and videos with prices from 50 cents to $2.50. Find your favorite authors and discover new ones, as well as treasured classics. Sunday is Bag Day where $6 buys as many items as will fit in a bag. Be a good neighbor to Mother Earth and bring your own grocery size bag to promote our “Going Green” effort.

“The Spring Whale Sale is our most popular event,” said Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez. “Not only will you find great deals on thousands of items, your purchase will help support important literacy programs at Jefferson County Public Library, creating stronger communities across the county.”
 
The sale will also feature Bert’s Curiosity Corner, an area devoted to vintage books and magazines, all of which are individually priced. The Corner has a large selection of books on Colorado and western history.
 
This Whale of a Used Book Sale is expected to generate more than $65,000. The proceeds fund programming at Jefferson County Public Library, such as the Traveling Children’s Library, Summer Reading Club, Early Literacy Learning Playscapes, American Sign Language Storytimes and JCPL 2 Go Lending Tablets.
 
Help make a difference by volunteering for the sale! To volunteer for the sale, or for additional information, call 303-403-5075 or email friends@jeffcolibrary.org.

 

About Jefferson County Library Foundation
The Jefferson County Library Foundation's mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community. For more information, visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org.

About Friends of Jefferson County Public Library
Friends of Jefferson County Public Library is a county-wide group dedicated to enhancing the resources of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL). We are people who cherish our Library, and we believe that JCPL is a valuable, essential and fundamental part of the community. Friends lend our voices, time and resources to ensure quality library services in Jefferson County.  For more information, visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org/friends-are.

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.

 

Imagine a Great Library - JCPL invites Golden residents to provide input on upcoming library remodel

(Golden, Colo. – May 6, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) needs your input to come up with the new layout and design for the Golden Library.  We invite residents and library patrons to joins us at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the Golden Library, 1019 10th St.

“The open house is designed to spark input and discussion on what people would like to see at the library,” said Donna Walker, public services director, JCPL. “We want to make sure the remodel reflects the wants and needs of the Golden community.”

Residents will be invited to provide input on the library services they’d like to see, help to define the look and feel of the remodel design, and learn more about the project plans and timeline.  This will be accomplished through a number of interactive stations set up to solicit feedback on key project elements.  Participants will also be invited to complete an online survey on the proposed remodel.

“This is a critical component of the design process,” Walker continued.  “We’ll share the feedback with our design firm, to inform their design process, and we’ll give residents a chance to review and comment on the design recommendations before they’re finalized,” she added.

Library executives will present an overview of the new library service model at the Golden City Council meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22 in Council Chambers, 911 10th St. (The presentation was moved from the May 8 City Council meeting due to the number of agenda items planned for that night.)

The library expects to share preliminary design plans for the Golden library remodel in June, finalize plans in July, begin construction in August and complete the remodel by the end of the year.

 

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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