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Have Something to Say? JCPL Listens. Have Something to Say? JCPL Listens.

Tell us what you think about our facilities and materials.
Tell us what you think about our facilities and materials.

New Executive Director New Executive Director

New executive director announced. Donna Walker to assume position Sept. 1.
New executive director announced. Donna Walker to assume position Sept. 1.

Summer Reading

Log on to rock on Reading Rock Stars at Any Age

We know you’re a reading rock star, but don’t forget to log your minutes! Keeping track online is easy! When you do, you can earn cool…
We've logged over 26 million minutes! Don't forget that babies can rock the books, too! Read, write, talk, sing and play with your little ones this summer. Get their brains ready to read and earn a chance to win a $500 portrait package.

Summer Reads for Teens Summer Reads for Teens

recommended by JeffcoTeens
Adventure. Romance. Mystery. There’s a bit of sweet, a bit of sour, and a lot of summer in these top picks for teens this season. Check one out and start logging your minutes today!
Get started logging your Summer Reading minutes with these hot teen books!

Rock the Audiobooks! Rock the Audiobooks!

If you prefer to listen rather than read, the Library has you covered! Browse one of our three providers.
If you prefer to listen rather than read, the Library has you covered! Browse, check out and download to your computer or device from one of our three providers, Axis 360, Hoopla or RBDigital. Don't forget to log your minutes!

Axis 360 Axis 360

Rock the books this summer with Axis 360 for e-books and downloadable audiobooks. Download to your tablet or device and get started today!
Rock the books this summer with Axis 360 for e-books and downloadable audiobooks. Download to your tablet or device and get started today!

Read Local Read Local

recommended by JeffcoBooks
Histories, mysteries, anthologies and more. Spend the summer with the 2018 Colorado Book Award winners. These local authors (or locally set books) showcase Colorado’s vibrant talent and culture.
The Colorado Book Awards have been announced! Here are some cool local authors (or locally set books) to add to your TBR this summer.

Kids and Families

Family Stories: Illustrating Your Story Family Stories: Illustrating Your Story

Jul 18th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Get inspired by Chicana artist and author Carmen Lomas Garza and her book, Family Pictures, and create a painting expressing your family…
Get inspired by Chicana artist and author Carmen Lomas Garza and her book, Family Pictures, and create a painting expressing your family…

Week 25: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Week 25: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

recommended by JeffcoKids
Everyday moments between babies and caregivers kick start lifelong learning. Make reading an everyday experience with 1000BBK!
Everyday moments between babies and caregivers kick start lifelong learning. Make reading an everyday experience with 1000BBK!

Interactive E-books Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books inspire students to explore and create, with a new adventure every time.
Interactive e-books inspire students to explore and create, with a new adventure every time.

Free Summer Lunches for Kids Free Summer Lunches for Kids

Various Locations
No qualifications. No paperwork. Open to anyone age 18 and under. First come, first served. Now with new fresh food choices!
No qualifications. No paperwork. Open to anyone age 18 and under. First come, first served. Now with new fresh food choices!

Summer Reading Events for Kids Summer Reading Events for Kids

Various Locations
Keep everyone busy all summer long with activities at your library!
Keep everyone busy all summer long with activities at your library!

Teens

Read While You Ride Read While You Ride

recommended by JeffcoTeens
Do you have a long car ride coming up this summer? Check out these audiobooks to make your trip go by faster!
Do you have a long car ride coming up this summer? Check out these audiobooks to make your trip go by faster!

Battle of the Books Battle of the Books

Belmar Library
It's the Battle of the Books. Read five books chosen by Belmar's Teen Advisory Board, then engage in trivia battle!
It's the Battle of the Books. Read five books chosen by Belmar's Teen Advisory Board, then engage in trivia battle!

Red, White and Blue Red, White and Blue

recommended by JeffcoTeens
What's more patriotic than the colors of the American flag? Check out one of these colorful teen books and read over the 4th of July.
What's more patriotic than the colors of the American flag? Check out one of these colorful teen books and read over the 4th of July.

Road Trip! Road Trip!

recommended by JeffcoTeens
Buckle in with these characters as they embark on adventurous road trips.
Buckle in with these characters as they embark on adventurous road trips.

Represent Your Favorite Fandom Represent Your Favorite Fandom

Flex your creative muscle and enter the 4th Annual Fandom Contest! Enter now!
Flex your creative muscle and enter the 4th Annual Fandom Contest! Enter now!

Adults

Library for All: Instrument Petting Zoo Library for All: Instrument Petting Zoo

Jul 18th | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
In this special series, we welcome adults with disabilities to explore the world of music and sound! Let's get groovy.
In this special series, we welcome adults with disabilities to explore the world of music and sound! Let's get groovy.

The Art of Deception The Art of Deception

recommended by JeffcoBooks
Books we love for their lying, delusional, hallucinating, obsessive, manipulative characters.
Books we love for their lying, delusional, hallucinating, obsessive, manipulative characters.

Be Confident in the Outdoors Be Confident in the Outdoors

Jul 17th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rangers help women explore psychological and physical self-defense skills they can use in the great outdoors.
Rangers help women explore psychological and physical self-defense skills they can use in the great outdoors.

Summer of Travel Summer of Travel

recommended by JeffcoBooks
Get inspired for summer adventure. These memoirs are perfect conversation-starters for BYOB(ook), our latest, fun take on book groups.
Get inspired for summer adventure. These memoirs are perfect conversation-starters for BYOB(ook), our latest, fun take on book groups.

Social Services Help Social Services Help

Arvada and Belmar Libraries
Jeffco Human Services outreach workers are on site to help connect you to available resources.
Jeffco Human Services outreach workers are on site to help connect you to available resources.

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