November 23-24: All libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We are pleased to annouce that Eric Roberts will be joining the JCPL family on Monday, March 3, as our new IT Director.
At first blush, it may not seem like IT would play a major role in libraries, but this is one of the most crucial positions we have. As IT Director, Eric will be responsible for the overall planning, policy creation, direction, and operation of the Library's IT department.
And if that wasn't enough, he will take the lead setting the Library's technology vision and strategy; recommending and implementing appropriate technologies for patron access and use; overseeing computer services, applications, systems, networks, security and communications; and managing a staff of 11.
We're excited to see how Eric will move JCPL forward! Join us in welcoming him to our great library system.
We know that keeping up to speed on how your library is doing is important to you, so we've scheduled a number of community meetings throughout the county. The purpose of the meetings is to provide an update on library services, solicit input from library patrons and other Jefferson County residents, and respond to community concerns. All interested parties are welcome to attend any and all meetings. Meetings are currently scheduled for the following dates and times.
Monday, March 3, 1-2 p.m.
Standley Lake Library
Thursday, March 6, 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18, 2-3 p.m.
Friday, March 21, 4-5 p.m.
Monday, March 24, 3-4 p.m.
Friday, March 28, 4-5 p.m.
Wheat Ridge - Ye Olde Firehouse
Tuesday, April 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
No, not basketball. We're talking crazy deals on books, movies, music and more! The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends of JCPL will hold its annual March Madness Used Book Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. This year's sale will feature more than 40,000 items! Books will be available from 50 cents to $2.50, with hardback fiction for just $1. Sunday is Bag Day, where for $6 you can fill up a grocery bag full of items.
The only thing not loco about this sale - proceeds benefit Jefferson County Public Library!
Great news for Westminster residents who live in the Jeffco part of the city - we are partnering with the Westminster Public Library to extend homebound services to that part of the county. JCPL’s Homebound Service is for people who are unable to come to a library due to a permanent condition or temporary condition lasting longer than three months. Through this service, we arrange for the delivery of library materials via home delivery or by mail.
Westminster is interesting when it comes to library services:
- The City of Westminster provides library services at westminsterlibrary.org and through two locations, the College Hill Library and the Irving Street Library.
- Jefferson County residents living in Westminster are also served by JCPL via jeffcolibrary.org and two libraries located in nearby Arvada - Arvada and Standley Lake Libraries.
- Adams County residents living in Westminster are also served by Rangeview Library District. Adams County residents would not qualify for JCPL’s homebound services.
Jefferson County residents living in Westminster may apply for JCPL’s Homebound Services online or call 303-275-6161. Homebound Library Service applications are also available at both Westminster Public Library locations.
Oh to be a kid again! How fun would it be to create art based on some of your favorite books? Heck, that even sounds like a good time as an adult.
We've partnered with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to present an art-making workshop at the Arvada Library each month based on popular kids books! A visiting artist will help your kids express themselves through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun!
This free program is designed for 6-12-year-olds and takes place from 4-5 p.m., the fourth Friday of each month through July, at the Arvada Library. Registration is not required; participation is limited to the first 30 participants.
We certainly didn't have anything this cool around when I was a kid - I'm tempted to swing by just to see the masterpieces that are created!
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live 100 years and what stories you'd like to share with others if you did? Imagine all you'd witness! You can get a firsthand account of one woman's 100-years of life at the Wheat Ridge Library's Thrusday Morning Book Group this month.
Author Rosemary Rawson will discusses her book Dark Bread and Dancing – The Diaries of Sue Rawson.
Rosemary's mother, Sue, was born when Teddy Roosevelt was President. Sue lived 100 years and much of it she recorded in ordinary spiral notebooks - the minutia of her days and thoughts – the price of gas, what she thought of The Feminine Mystique and almost always what they had for supper. Her daughter has distilled them down to a charming, personal, sometimes funny portrait of a life well lived. In many ways Sue's life is unremarkable. In others it is the story of every woman who evolved through the amazing history of the 20th Century.
9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
Wheat Ridge Library
Book discussion starts before library opening. First time participants please call 303-235-5275 for instructions on entering library.