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by: 
Carol

Ballot IssuesUnless you live in a cave, you know election season is upon us. It’s time to exercise your right as an American citizen and vote!

How will you decide on the issues? It’s not like at the racetrack where you bet on the horse with the cutest name. (Full disclosure; I’ve done that.) These issues and candidates are sure to make an impact on our lives, so it’s a good idea to do some research. And since research is in our DNA, we vote you look to the library for help.

Each of our locations has an area devoted to election materials. We invite you to stop by and review the materials. These informative pamphlets are free for you to take and discuss in the comfort of your home.

If you prefer the digital world, browse around our Election Guide. We've got great resources to help you find your polling location, register to vote, dig deeper into current issues, and research individual candidates.

Paring it all down from global, national and then local, we realize this fall's Colorado ballot promises to stir up strong emotions. That’s why we're hosting a series called "Colorado Ballot Issues 2016.” Representatives from Active Minds will offer an objective review of the ballot issues and a presentation of the arguments on each side of the proposals. Can't make it to one of our locations for this program? Dial-in and participate by phone at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13. Call 303-275-6137 to register or just join us at the time of the program by calling 303-502-5189.

Let’s all get out there and vote!

by: 
Cindy

Learn and Play ChessOn any weekday afternoon you might expect 17-year-old Justin Gailey to be studying, playing basketball, or enjoying a video game. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) student at Lakewood High School in Jefferson County, he’s doing all this – and then some.

Every Monday afternoon this fall, you’ll find Justin teaching elementary students the game of chess at the Lakewood Library.  

Justin started the program to give back to his community.  His school’s IB program encourages students to initiate a community project, and when he realized there was no local programming teaching chess to kids, he knew he was the guy to fill the gap.

Justin’s interest in chess began at an early age as he recalls watching his dad and brother play the game, begging them to let him join the fun. Wanting to learn the game, he went to his local library to learn and play, but found he was still too young.

Justin was determined to play and quickly discovered the game on his own, then attended chess camps and even played in a Las Vegas tournament where he finished among the top competitors.

Justin has experience tutoring kids in math and says the game of chess helps with early math and critical thinking skills. He wants to see the program grow and more kids get involved.  “Give it a chance,” he says. “Chess is a lot of fun and you can learn by playing the game.”

Justin hopes to study accounting or engineering next year.  

by: 
Rebecca

Lakewood reopeningYou can say goodbye to those potholes and patches. The Lakewood Library parking lot replacement is now complete, we’ve reopened, and we’re back to business with a fresh new parking lot.

Thank you for your patience as we completed this important project. Come check us out. We look forward to seeing you back in the library! 

Library Foundation Closes Lakewood Library Donation Drop-off Location

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 16, 2016) Jefferson County Library Foundation Executive Director Jo Schantz announced today that, effective immediately, large donations of used books and other materials will no longer be accepted at the Lakewood Library at 20th and Miller. Donors are asked to take boxed donations directly to the Jefferson County Library Foundation warehouse, at 10790 W 50th Avenue, Suite 200 in Wheat Ridge, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

by: 
rebecca

LK closed

UPDATE: Construction extended due to weather. The Lakewood Library, parking lot, and book return will be closed through Sunday, Sept. 25.

JCPL has set a tentative construction schedule for the Lakewood Library parking lot replacement:

  • Phase One, scheduled for Sept. 7-15, will address the parking lot to the east of the building (off of 20th Avenue).  
  • Phase Two, scheduled for Sept. 16-24 will address the south parking lot just outside the Library (off of Miller Street).

During construction, the respective parking areas will be closed.

To minimize risk to library patrons, the Lakewood Library and book return will be closed from Sept. 16-24.  Once Phase Two (the south parking lot) is complete, the Library will reopen. 

JCPL’s administrative offices will remain open for the duration and may be accessed via the south administration door during Phase One and the east administration door during Phase Two.

During the closure, Lakewood Library will offer limited services for five hours a day from the east end of the building (off of 20th Street). Patrons will be able to return or renew books and materials, pick up items they’ve placed on hold and/or apply for library cards at the times listed below:

  • Monday through Thursday, 2-7 p.m.
  • Friday through Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

The Library is also offering the following as a convenience to Lakewood Library patrons:

  • patrons may renew materials and/or have their holds transferred to an alternate library through their online account or by calling 303-235-5275;
  • due dates will be extended and late fees will be waived for materials due while the Library is closed; and
  • digital resources are available 24/7 at jeffcolibrary.org.

Nearby Libraries include:

  • Belmar Library, 555 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO
  • Edgewater Library, 5843 W 25th Ave, Denver, CO 80214
  • Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Golden Library, 1019 10th St, Golden, CO

Patrons are advised to use extra care when entering and exiting the parking lots. Closing off parking areas will require patrons to use a single entrance to enter and exit the remaining open area.  To minimize risk to patrons, JCPL will provide the services of a traffic flagger to assist with traffic control.

Construction dates are dependent on weather forecasts and soils analysis, so it’s possible construction dates could change. For updates, check this page, call JCPL at 303-235-5275, or email us with questions or concerns.

by: 
Carol

Golden TABOur teens get involved – and we love it. Our Teen Advisory Board's (TAB) give teens the chance to help plan teen-specific library events, services and more. Currently, Golden, Lakewood, Arvada, Columbine, Standley Lake, and Belmar have TABs.  Most meet once a month - that’s a “teeny” amount of time out of your schedule. If you’re in grades 7-12, want to make friends, and have a say about what you want from YOUR library, stop by and fill out an application.

by: 
carol

We are pleased to welcome The Starr Center as the Lakewood Library launches our rotating art exhibit. The artists, young adults with developmental disabilities, create amazingly beautiful works. The Starr Center is a place where young adults with developmental disabilities learn, achieve their goals, and gain independence. The Library's exhibit changes every three months. All are welcome to join us and check out our community spirit and talent proudly on display.

 

The Starr Center Art Exhibit

June 10 - August 31

 

by: 
rebecca

In November 2015, Jefferson County residents passed a ballot initiative to increase the Library’s mill levy for the first time in 29 years. As a result, JCPL now has the revenue it needs to begin to restore library services, better meet the needs of Jefferson County residents, and put JCPL back on a path to excellence. Come hear our plans for the future!

Community Meetings have been scheduled for:

  • Saturday, March 12, 1-2 p.m.

          Evergreen Library

  • Saturday, March 19, 1-2 p.m.

          Arvada Library

  • Monday, March 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

          Columbine Library

  • Thursday, March 31, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

          Lakewood Library

Light refreshments will be served.

by: 
carol

Teen Tech Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, is when we get to showcase our great digital resources and services available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. This year, Teen Tech Week is March 6-12, 2016, with the theme "Create it at your library." How creative is that!

Nuture your inner geek and join us for our JCPL Teen Tech events and help get the word out about #TTW16.

Teen Tech Week: Hour of Code

3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 8

Lakewood

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the event.

Space is limited to 15 participants, so register now

 

Teen Tech Week: Web Know-How

5 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 9

Belmar

Belmar Library has been selected to hold a workshop sponsored by Best Buy’s Blue Shirt and Geek Squad agents. The Web Know-How workshop helps teens build digital literacy skills in an interactive and collaborative environment. You’ll learn web making by manipulating code through hands-on and guided online activities. This is an amazing opportunity for aspiring techies, ages 13-18. Registration for the Web Know-How class opens two weeks before the event. Space is limited to 25 participants, so save your spot!

 

Teen Tech Week: Hour of Code

6 p.m. Friday, Mar. 11

Standley Lake

Everyone can code--it's an essential skill all tweens and teens should have. In this program we'll explore programming by learning about how computers think and participating in coding activities. Space is limited, so register now

by: 
carol

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." – Dr. Seuss

Grab your favorite red & white striped hat (optional) and join us and Read Across America as we celebrate this beloved children’s author’s 112th birthday with stories, music, games and crafts. 

Find your favorite JCPL location and join the fun.

Belmar

1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 1

Lakewood

7 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 3

Standley Lake

11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 1

Suitable for: Ages 8 and under (and all Dr. Seuss fans too!)

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