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Library Foundation launches naming rights recognition program

Jeffco residents are invited to create a lasting legacy with the Columbine Library remodel

(Lakewood, Colo. – Oct. 2, 2017) Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) and Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) are offering naming rights in conjunction with the recent remodel of the Columbine Library.  Residents can help to provide 21st-century library services in South Jefferson County, while ensuring that their generosity will be recognized for years to come. 

by: 
Cindy

Columbine ReopeningIt’s almost done! After nearly seven months of construction, the Columbine Library is set to reopen Saturday, Oct. 21.  You’re invited to celebrate the grand reopening as we cut the ribbon and open our doors to a new, bright, 21st century library. Your input on what you wanted from the new library was appreciated and listened to; we can’t wait for you to see the transformation and begin taking advantage of all your library offers.

With a new, convenient entrance, a drive-up book drop, improved meeting spaces, beautiful kids and teen areas, comfortable seating and a new Maker Space for creating, there’s so much to love about the remodeled Columbine Library.

The alternative service location in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center across the street closes its doors at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 when we begin moving back into the Columbine Library. On Saturday, Oct. 21 we reopen at 9 a.m. with fun for everyone at the grand reopening celebration.

by: 
julia

Don't get sea legs or scurvy as you embark on your quest to find fun things to do on Talk Like A Pirate Day this September 19 when swashbuckling fun abounds at your local library!

Catch your favorite pirate themed flick during the Pirate Movie Marathon at Arvada. Take on the scavenger hunt and find hidden treasure at Evergreen. Or, create fun pirate-y aarts and craarfts at Conifer. Yar!

Do you know yer scallywag name? Mango Languages is on deck to lend a helping hand… or hook, as the case may be. Visit Belmar, Columbine, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge or the Bookmobile, grab an eye patch, and take a pic with your pirate name.

You can also do this at home! Post your pirate name to Facebook or Instagram using #talklikeapirateday @jeffcolibrary. Our staff had a Yo Ho Ho of a time undertaking this very endeavor. Watch the shenanigans that took place via our YouTube video.

 

Mango Languages is a fun, self-paced, online language learning program. It’s easy to create a free account and track your progress, so why not give it a try to-day! Learn Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese - and yes, even Pirate.

 

 

by: 
Rebecca

CL Community MeetingJefferson County residents are invited to join Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) for an update on the upcoming Columbine Library remodel. Community update meetings will be held at the Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, as follows:

• Saturday, March 11, 10-noon

• Wednesday, March 15,  6-8 pm

The meetings will cover the final design drawings and proposed construction timeline, as well as information on how residents can access alternative services while the library is closed for construction. Representatives from Humphries Poli Architects, PC, (project architects), Fransen Pittman Construction Co., Inc. (general contractor) and NV5 Global, Inc. (construction management company) will be on hand to assist with the presentation. 

All Jefferson County residents are invited to attend. Learn more about the Columbine Library remodel

by: 
Cindy

Great DecisionsWhat in the world is going on?

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." -Kofi Annan, 1997

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book, teacher’s guide and PBS television series produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

Be prepared to read short articles so you can be ready to discuss some of the most critical global issues facing America today.

The eight critical foreign policy challenges for 2017 are:

  • The EU
  • The Truth about Trade, Jobs and Politics
  • Navies and Sovereignty: China and the United States in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • A New Political Era in Latin America: From Ideology to Pragmatism
  • Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Mark your calendar now for Great Decisions at one of the following Jeffco libraries:

Belmar

6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Mar. 7, 21

Apr. 4, 18

May 2, 16, 30

Columbine

6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Mar 7, 21

Apr. 4, 18

May 2, 16, 30

Evergreen

6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

March 1, 15

April 5, 19

May 3, 17, 31

Reservations are not required. In order to fully engage, we recommend that you read each article prior to the discussions.

by: 
Carol

AARPAre you deep in the heart of taxes? If you’re confused by the filing process or like keeping your hard-earned money, AARP's certified tax advisors can help you with your tax returns this year.

Beginning in February, JCPL and AARP are providing free tax counseling and preparation assistance to all taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. IRS-certified volunteers will be on hand on certain dates through April 15 at Arvada, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood and Standley Lake Libraries to help you with your tax-related questions. Space is limited for each session and participants are encouraged to arrive early. Please note: appointments are required at the Evergreen Library.

We also have a limited selection of printed copies of State and Federal tax forms, and instruction books will be available at all library locations while supplies last. To print and order State or Federal forms and to find more tax help information, visit our Tax Guide. 

Benjamin Franklin once said, "...nothing is said to be certain, except libraries helping with your taxes." Ok, so that isn't exactly what he said, but it has a ring of truth to it and tax season is here. Fear not, dear countrymen, the Library and AARP are here to help.

Happy filing!

by: 
Pam

One of JCPL’s 2017 strategic priorities is to update the Columbine Library to reflect our new service model. This year, we’re focused on planning for that remodel.

We’ve now assembled the full design/construction team, which includes NV5 (Owner’s Rep), Humphries Poli Architects and Fransen Pittman (General Contractor).

We’ve spent the past eight months soliciting input from the community, library users and staff to define a vision for the new Columbine Library. The input we’ve received has given us great insights into the kinds of services and amenities Jefferson County residents would like to see. We’ve gathered that feedback in a Community Input Report, available on our website.

Our architects have taken that feedback and developed an exciting design concept that will transform the Columbine Library into a vibrant and highly functional space worthy of a modern library. 

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is inviting local area residents to preview the proposed design at two Community Update Meetings to be held in the Columbine Library Meeting Room, 7706 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO:

  • Saturday, November 12, 10 to noon
  • Satruday, November 19, 1to 3 p.m.

Please join us as we collaborate in the creation of our new Columbine Library.

by: 
Rebecca

South County

One of JCPL’s 2017 strategic priorities is to update the Columbine Library to reflect our new service model. This year, we’re focused on planning for that remodel.

We’ve now assembled the full design/construction team, which includes NV5 (Owner’s Rep), Humphries Poli Architects and Fransen Pittman (General Contractor).

We’ve spent the past eight months soliciting input from the community, library users and staff to define a vision for the new Columbine Library. The input we’ve received has given us great insights into the kinds of services and amenities Jefferson County residents would like to see. We’ve gathered that feedback in a Community Input Report.

Our architects have taken that feedback and developed an exciting design concept that will transform the Columbine Library into a vibrant and highly functional space worthy of the modern  library. 

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is inviting local area residents to preview the proposed design for the 2017 Columbine Library remodel at two Community Update Meetings at the Columbine Library. 

Saturday, November 12, 10-12 p.m.
Columbine Library Meeting Room
7706 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 

Saturday, November 19, 1-3 p.m.
Columbine Library Meeting Room
7706 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO

Please join us as we collaborate in the creation of our new Columbine Library.

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