November 23-24: All libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Jeffco Library Foundation received a generous donation and we are excited to share that as a result we will be giving away a Rare & Novel Night: Rock, Race, & Read experience worth $250! The winner will have the chance to burn up the quarter mile in a Z28 Camaro on Thunder Mountain at Bandimere Speedway! The prize also includes a fabulous dinner, complete with hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment.
Entering is as easy as one, two, three:
- Go to our Facebook page and, if you haven’t already, like us!
- Click on the Win a Race! Contest tab between “Photos” and “Events”
- Fill out a quick form with your name, email address, and phone number.
That’s all it takes! We’ll randomly draw a name and announce our winner on Aug. 15. Enter today!
Have you taken advantage of JCPL's Culture Pass program yet? If not, what are you waiting for?!? If you have a JCPL library card, you have free access to museums and cultural institutions around the metro area. Reserve your pass from any computer and print it out to bring with you!
Be sure to check our list of partners often as we're always adding new organizations!
We heard your feedback. Starting Sept. 4 you will see some improvements to the catalog experience.
1. My Account - Direct access to your account and a new display. That annoying extra click will be gone.
2. 3M eBooks in your account - See what 3M eBooks you have on hold and checked out.
3. Availability at a glance - Colors help you see what items are available (green) and checked out (red). You can also see what eBooks are available.
Why does it seem as if there are constant changes?
Jefferson County Public Library is a development partner with the company that makes our catalog software. The biggest advantage of being partners is that we are able to have more input into the design of each upgrade as it is being developed. Over the years, this partnership has proven priceless, and as with all technology, things are moving quicker these days. We thank you for your valuable feedback and patience, and rest assured we do our best to keep your needs in mind. Keep the feedback coming.
The Jefferson County Library Foundation will hold its 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night at Bandimere Speedway at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. The "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. You'll get the chance to bid on 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.
To reserve tickets, contact Natalie Martinez at 303-403-5075.
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.
School may be starting in a few weeks, fall may be just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy all that summer has to offer. There is no shortage of activities you can take advantage of both locally and across the state. Our Summer Recreation section is a great place to find ideas for hiking, fishing, camping, biking and so much more!Don't let the summer pass you by!
Golden has always been a popular destination for day trips, but do you know the history of the city’s rail lines that helped contribute to its popularity? Golden author Barb Warden will discuss two of the most spectacular funicular railways built in the early 20th century, why these rail lines were established in Golden and why they disappeared in a few short years.
She will also discuss how streetcar service from Denver contributed to Golden's tourism industry and how light rail may entice a new generation of visitors.
Ms. Warden will be signing her book The Funiculars of Golden Colorado following the program, and books will be available for purchase.
1 p.m. Sunday, July 14