November 23-24: All libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Summer Reading Club officially begins on Saturday, June 1! Have you signed up yet? If not, get moving!
This year, bingo is the name of the game. Just follow the instructions on each square to get a free book and other cool prizes, including the chance to win a Kindle!
And adults...don't fret, you can take part in SRC too! Keep up with your bingo card and you'll have multiple chances to win a Kindle too!
The Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) recently recognized three outstanding volunteers for their contributions to Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL).
Tim O'Neil, of Wheat Ridge, received the JCPL Leadership Award from Library Executive Director Pam Nissler, recognizing a volunteer who embodies a spirit of selfless dedication and commitment to JCPL.
Linda Abbott, of Lakewood, received the Elena Joyce Grissom Lifetime Service Award from Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez, recognizing a volunteer whose enduring contributions of time and talent have had a significant impact at JCPL and JCLF.
Additionally, Marilyn Shupbach, a Wheat Ridge Library volunteer, received the Volunteer of the Year award, recognizing a volunteer whose contributions of time and talent over the past year have had a positive impact on the quality of programs at JCPL.
Congratulations to these outstanding volunteers!
Sure, many books are considered works of art in a literary sense, but have you ever considered turning a book into something else? A sculpture, a painting, a frame, a collage? Something else perhaps? Now's your chance to unleash the creativity of your inner artist!
The Lakwood Library held an Altered Book Contest that ended June 3. Entries are on display at the library and a special ceremony will be held on June 5, when three winners will be announced. There will be a teen competition for ages 12-17 and an adult competition for those who are 18 and older.
The Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library's Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale splashes down at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds May 31-June 2. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
And for the first time at the Spring Sale, the Friends Preview Night will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 and is open to Friends members only. Join today or join at the door.
You'll be swimming in more than 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, audiobooks with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2.50 on most items. Sunday is Bag Day where for just $6 you can stuff as many items as you can fit in a grocery size bag
For more information or to volunteer, call 303-403-5075 or email [email protected].
As always, proceeds benefit children and teen literacy programs at JCPL, including Summer Reading Club.
As part of the Wheat Ridge Library's monthly book discussion group, you're invited to join author Janice McDermott as she discusses her book What Would Your Father Say? My Journey to Hope and Light.
This memoir takes readers on a sometimes sad, often jubilant jaunt through her young years in a long-gone rural Iowa. Poverty, the death of her young father, and stints in an orphanage, a foster home and a convent all propel her to an adulthood where she finds peace—with herself and God.
Wheat Ridge Library
9 a.m. Thursday, May 16
Looking for a fun, yet informative activity this weekend? Come over to the Sustain Arvada Festival to learn how you can conserve resources and live sustainably. Did we mention there will be food and music? And aplacas?! We'll be there from 10-4 Saturday, May 11.