It's not too late to participate in the Golden Library remodel. We'll continue to use suggestions from the community to shape the direction of the design. Stay informed during the remodel by checking jeffcolibrary.org/goldenremodel and by dropping questions into the comment box inside the Golden Library.
We are fortunate to have many people from the community provide input into the remodel. From May 19 through June 9 Golden residents shared their ideas at community meetings and through online and paper surveys. During those conversations a few common themes emerged:
Residents use the library to
- Borrow material, especially movies and books.
- Use the children's area and material.
- Pick up holds.
- Attend storytimes and other programs.
They like and value
- The community feel of the library.
- Friendly staff.
- Quiet spaces for studying.
They hope to see
- More comfortable seating.
- Views and light.
- A redesigned children's area.
- An open feel.
- Spaces for groups, both big and small, to meet.
You may be asking yourself "How is the library using all of this rich input?" These ideas were distilled into a preliminary floor plan and design concepts previewed at the June 6 community meeting. Elements of the preliminary design included:
- Quiet room and group study room for quiet spaces.
- More seating that is spread throughout the building.
- Concentrate seating around windows and natural light.
- The possibility of a multi-purpose meeting room that can accommodate large and small groups; including children's groups.
- Lower shelves for an open feel.
Keep your ideas flowing and stop by the Golden Library to let us know what questions you have about the remodel.
If you haven't heard about this fun and rewarding program, read on.
We've joined with the Pet Partners, who provide an animal therapy program that brings in four-legged friends for children to read to. Dogs are the perfect reading companions, creating a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment to share stories. Bring in the kids for a unique and meaningful experience.
Registration is required at the Children's Information Desk. Children must be able to read on their own.
Thinking of joining a book discussion group? We've got several - even some for the kids! This is a really fun way to take reading to the next level. Hear from others and share what you liked and what you didn't. How did the characters resonate with you? How did you picture them in your mind? Anything goes.
No need to sign up, just drop in for good books and good conversations...with great people.
Geo what? That's pretty much my reaction when I first heard we were going to be hosting this event. But, now that I’m familiar with the concept, I can’t wait to learn more.
Is geocaching a foreign concept to you too? Allow me to explain. It's outdoor treasure hunting meets hide and seek…for the modern world. You use GPS to find hidden containers filled with a logbook and other small items, make your mark and replace the container for the next treasure hunter to find.
Want to find out more? We'll have geocaching expert Phyllis McGuire at the Golden Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, to give a presentation on this fun activity and discuss earth caching…you’ll have to come to find out what that is!
Mixing pathos and humor in equal measure East of Denver is an unflinching novel of rural America, a poignant, darkly funny tale about a father and son finding their way together as their home and livelihood inexorably disappears.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19
Last month was a busy one for the JCPL Bookmobile. Two regular bookmobile patrons, Clarence (Casey) Metcalf, from Courtyard at Lakewood, and Nellie Hougard, from Granville Assisted Living, celebrated milestone birthdays; Casey at 105 and Nellie at 100. Bookmobile supervisor Rich Allen sweetened their bookmobile visits with balloons and a cake.
This just goes to show that you're never too old to enjoy the Library!