New Edgewater Library grand opening set for Sunday, Nov. 18

Existing library to close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14

(Lakewood, Colo. – Oct. 29, 2018)  Get ready to celebrate! Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is hosting a grand opening celebration at the new Edgewater Library in Edgewater’s new Civic Center, 1800 Harlan Street, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18.

“This is a great day for our community,” said Donna Walker, executive director, JCPL. “We’ve needed to expand Library services in Edgewater for years, and now, thanks to Jefferson County residents and the City of Edgewater, that dream is coming come true. We invite everyone in the community to come celebrate with us.”

The grand opening celebration for the Library is being held in conjunction with the grand opening of the Edgewater Civic Center. Residents will be treated to a host of fun activities, as well as tours of the Library and Edgewater’s new police station, recreation center, city council chambers and city offices.

Major enhancements to Library Services include:

  • More materials and resources in English and Spanish
  • A certified Family Place™ Library
  • Dedicated spaces for kids, teens and adults
  • A quiet reading room (with fireplace feature)
  • Expanded access to technology (9 public computers, 16 laptops, wireless hot spots for checkout and collaborative technology in all study rooms)
  • Expanded service hours: open 65 hours/week

In honor of the grand opening event, the Library is hosting a special library card sign-up drive. Residents who show (or sign up for) a library card will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad or one of five Fire HD8 Tablets. The drawing closes and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18; prizes will be awarded in a random drawing; and winners will be notified Monday, Nov. 26.

In preparation for the event, the existing library at 5843 W 25th will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. A book return will be available outside the existing library throughout the weekend, and fines will not be assessed on materials due for return during the closure.

The new Library will open at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, with expanded hours as follows:

  • 9-8 Monday through Thursday
  • 9-5 Friday and Saturday
  • Noon – 5 Sunday

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