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Jefferson County Public Library Extends Homebound Services to Jeffco Residents Living in Westminster

(Lakewood, Colo. – Feb. 18, 2014)  Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) announced today that it is partnering with the Westminster Public Library to extend homebound services to Jefferson County residents living in Westminster. JCPL’s Homebound Service is for Jefferson County residents who are unable to come to a library due to a permanent condition or temporary condition lasting longer than three months. Through this service, JCPL will arrange for the delivery of library materials via home delivery or by mail.

“Jefferson County residents who use the Westminster Public Library may not realize our homebound service is available to them,” said Donna Walker, JCPL’s director of public services. “We appreciate Westminster’s support in helping us to spread the word.”

“We’re happy to promote this service to our patrons who live in Jefferson County,” said Kate Skarbek, Library Services Manager, Westminster Public Library. “We don’t have the resources to support a homebound program in Westminster, but by partnering with JCPL, we’re able to extend this service to many patrons and residents.”

Westminster is located in both Jefferson and Adams counties, and Westminster residents are served by three library systems:

• The City of Westminster provides library services at  www.westminsterlibrary.org and through two locations, the  College Hill Library, located at 3705 West 112th Avenue, and the  Irving Street Library, at 7392 Irving Street.
• Jefferson County residents living in Westminster are also served  by JCPL via jeffcolibrary.org, two libraries located in nearby  Arvada (8485 Kipling Street and 7525 West 57th Avenue), and  countywide homebound services.
• 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 by calling 303-275-6161, or by visiting www.jeffcolibrary.org/homebound. Homebound Library Service Applications are also available at both Westminster Public Library locations.

About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children's Library and an eTrain mobile computer training lab, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

About Westminster Public Library
The City of Westminster Libraries offer a dynamic, responsive environment that works to meet the cultural, informational, intellectual, and social needs of Westminster youth, teens and adults.  The city operates two public libraries, College Hill and Irving Street.  College Hill is a unique public-academic library delivering reading, research and lifelong learning support to both Front Range Community College students and members of the community.  Irving Street Library is a smaller branch library serving the needs of south Westminster residents with quality programs, materials and technology resources.   Visit www.westminsterlibrary.org for more information.