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Share Your Thoughts on Golden Remodel Design Details

by: 
Bethany

A couple weeks ago, you (127 of you to be exact!) shared your thoughts on the library services you valued most, and what the dream library would provide. You provided a virtual treasure trove of input and that was just the first step on the journey to a new Golden Library. 

Step two –join us from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the library to weigh in on the design details of the remodel. You will see conceptual designs, potential color schemes and possible furniture options. Let us know what you like best and what you feel best represents your community. If you can’t make it to this presentation, the designs will be on display in the library through Monday, June 9 for you to look at and share your input. 

Everyone is welcome to attend – we look forward to seeing you there!

You can find more information on the remodel at jeffcolibrary.org/goldenremodel.

There's Gold in Them Thar Hills!

by: 
Bethany

Goooooold! More than 150 years after Colorado's famous gold rush, people are still fascinated with finding gold in the hills outside Denver. And wouldn't you know it, there's still gold to be found. What? How? Where?  

If you've had a hankering to start prospecting, but weren't sure how, Gold Prospectors of the Rockies will be at the Golden Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, to give you the low down. They will present a short history and overview of gold prospecting in Colorado, followed by a demonstration of what equipment is needed to do it yourself, how it works, starting costs and prospecting sites. 

Bring your questions! 

Celebrate Good Times...Come On!

by: 
Bethany

Some people say Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, but little do they know that the REAL celebration is the following weekend. 

Summer Reading Club officially begins this Sunday, June 1, and we're marking this grand occasion with special celebrations at most JCPL locations from 12-5 p.m. There will be loads of fun to be had for the entire family, and you can get yourselves signed up for Summer Reading Club if you haven't already. 

Special note for you folks in Evergreen and Edgewater: The Evergreen Library will host its event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, and the Edgewater Library will host its celebration from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, June 2. 

There will be fun activities and cool prizes throughout the summer. Kids, teens and adults will have the chance to win a Kindle Fire! Plus, our youngest summer readers could win a LeapPad tablet. 

Sign up today, sign up at a celebration, whatever you do, just sign up!

"Title Wave" is Headed Your Way

by: 
Bethany

Watch out folks! As if all the rain this week wasn't enough, the Friends of Jefferson County Public Library's Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale splashes down at the Jeffco Fairgrounds May 30-June 1. You’ll be swimming in more than 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and audiobooks, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2.50 on most items. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free!

The Friends of Jefferson County Public Library Preview sale takes place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29 and is open to Friends members only. Join today or join that night at the door. Sunday is Bag Day, where for just $6, you can fill a grocery bag with books.

For more information or to volunteer, call 303-403-5075 or email friends@jeffcolibrary.org

As always, your purchases will benefit children and teen literacy programs. 

Help Us Out with the Golden Remodel Design

by: 
Bethany

Missed out on the Open House at the Golden Library regarding our upcoming remodel, but still want to share your thoughts? Not to worry, you still have a chance to give your input on what'd you'd like to see from us...and what you don't want to see. We're looking to the community to tell us about the library services you value, and to help define the look and feel of the remodel design. 

You can still take our survey through the City's Golden Vision Community Forum. You'll need to create an account, but it's as easy as 1-2-3. This networking tool will give you the opportunity to weigh in on the Golden Library Remodel, as well as other community projects, and to hear what others are thinking. 

Thanks for your input - we're excited to see what the community has to say! We will be hosting a design feedback session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 to get your thoughts on design options.

Imagine a Great Library

by: 
Bethany

You have the opportunity to tell your local library exactly what you want and need from them. What do you say? Well, if you're a Golden resident or user of the Golden Library, you will have this opportunity.

We're looking for your help to come up with the new layout and design for the Golden Library at an open house from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the Golden Library.

You'll have the chance provide input on the library services you’d like to see, help to define the look and feel of the remodel design, and learn more about the project plans and timeline. This will be accomplished through a number of interactive stations set up to solicit feedback on key project elements. You'll also have the chance to complete an online survey on the proposed remodel.

This is the first step in the remodel process. We hope to share preliminary design plans for the Golden library remodel in June, finalize plans in July, begin construction in August and complete the remodel by the end of the year.

Hope to see you there!

One Book 4 Colorado a Huge Success!

by: 
Bethany

Last month, we participated in Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia's annual One Book 4 Colorado program, which aims to put books in the hands of every four-year-old in the state. We're thrilled to tell you that we did our share by giving away more than 4,500 copies of Grumpy Bird to four-year-olds in Jefferson County. 

Each of our libraries held special celebrations during the April 7-21 event, with special storytimes and crafts for the kids. We also delivered more than 400 books to Arvada Head Start, as well as other schools and daycares in the county. 

We're looking forward to another successful campaign next year!

Sign Up Now for Summer Reading Club

by: 
Bethany

Registration for our annual Summer Reading Club is underway for kids, teens and adults!

Summer Reading Club runs from June 1-July 31, and fosters literacy and learning over the summer months while children are not in school. It's a great way for parents to take an active role in their child’s development or just have some fun themselves.   

As part of the program, the Library will offer a game card format for participants to record their progress. The game card offers a fun and easy way to log activities, while you explore the Library’s collection, services and resources. As you complete game card activities, you can win prizes!

  • Kids and teens who complete the first level of activities will receive a free book (compliments of the Jefferson County Library Foundation) and be entered to win a Kindle Fire (or a LeapPad tablet for those ages 0-5).
  • Kids and teens who complete additional pieces of the game card can earn additional rewards and coupons, including free admission to Lakeside Amusement Park.
  • Adults who complete their game card receive a coupon for free book from any of the Library Foundation used book sales, including used book sale areas in the libraries. They will also be entered to win a Kindle Fire.

Don't miss out, the fun starts June 1!

Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Service to JCPL

by: 
Bethany

On this last day of National Volunteer Month, we wanted to once again thank our volunteers for the tremendous work they do. Earlier this month, the Library Foundation hosted its annual luncheon, honoring all those who give their time to the Library. Each year, they recognize three volunteers that have done exceptional work and who have made a substanial impact in the library. Take a moment to find out more about the work they do for all of us. 

Volunteer for the Library

Great Gardening Techniques

by: 
Bethany

Ah spring...warm weather, buds on the trees, tulips sprouting...oh no, it's already time to get the gardens ready?!?!

That's usually how my spring goes. If you go from zero to panic like me, you might want to head over to the Golden Library in the next couple of weeks. We've got a CSU-trained Master Gardener who will be conducting two workshops that will help out all those who aspire to have a green thumb. 

The first will focus on picking the best plants for transplanting and proper techniques, and the second will be all about creating fabulous container gardens. 

There will be time at the end of both sessions for questions too!

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