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Golden Library to Donate Golden History Collection to Golden History Museums

(LAKEWOOD, Colo.—Jan. 15, 2014) Golden History Museums, a division of the City of Golden, and Jefferson County Public Library announced today an agreement to consolidate the Golden History Collection at the Golden History Center. Under terms of the agreement, the library will donate its local history holdings to the City, including dozens of reference books, historic maps, directories, copies of photographs and topical research files filled with newspaper clippings. In addition, microfilm media of historic Golden and Jefferson County newspapers, currently housed at the Lakewood Library, will be returned to Golden and housed at the History Center.

“We are thrilled to accept the Library’s donation of historical materials,” said Nathan Richie, director, Golden History Museums. “This action assures that this valued resource will remain publically and locally accessible. In addition, we are excited about the catalytic potential this collection has on our ability to better serve the Golden Community.”

“We are happy to consolidate the library’s Golden history collection at the History Center,” said Carroll Mannino, Golden Library manager. “It supports their mission to collect and care for historic assets, and they have the resources and expertise to do it well. This transfer assures that the collection will be properly preserved for generations to come.”

The transfer of materials should be completed by mid-March, and will be made available, once the items have been properly inventoried and the museum has developed appropriate systems for displaying and managing the collection. 

“Granting access to these resources is of utmost importance to Golden History Museums,” Richie continued. “At this point, it’s too early to predict exactly when that will happen. That said, we look forward to assessing the contents of the collection and formulating a plan for preserving, growing, and sharing these materials with the Golden Community.” 

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 the Golden Library

The Golden Library is the oldest public library in Jefferson County. First established in 1913, it joined the Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) system in 1961 and is now one of 10 public libraries serving Jefferson County residents. The library moved to its current location along Clear Creek Trail in 1996, making it an easy walking and biking destination for residents, and popular with visitors summering at the nearby Clear Creek RV campground. Recently, JCPL partnered with the City of Golden to undertake a remodel of the Golden Library, paving the way for the delivery of 21st century library services. The remodel, currently in the design phase, has an expected completion date in mid-2015. For additional information, visit jeffcolibrary.org/locations/golden-library.

About Golden History Museums   

Established in 1938, Golden History Museums’ (GHM) engages and inspires visitors about Golden’s history, collects and cares for historic assets, and researches and shares stories of Golden’s past and people. A division of the City of Golden’s Parks and Recreation Department, GHM operates three public venues: the 1867 Astor House Museum, Clear Creek History Park, and the Golden History Center. GHM also stewards a growing collection of more than 15,000 objects.  More information is available at www.GoldenHistory.org.

Join America’s Largest Discussion Program on World Affairs

Popular Great Decisions Program Returns to Columbine and Evergreen Libraries

(LAKEWOOD, Colo.—Jan. 14, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library announced today that it will once again offer the popular Great Decisions program at the Columbine and Evergreen Libraries

The Great Decisions program, developed by the Foreign Policy Association, is designed to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. The program provides background information and policy options for eight critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal point for discussion groups across the country.

This year’s topics cover a broad range of policy issues, including:

• Russia and the Near Abroad

• Privacy in the Digital Age

• Sectarianism in the Middle East

• India Changes Course

• U.S. Policy towards Africa

• Syria’s Refugee Crisis

• Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

• Brazil’s Metamorphosis

Sessions at the Columbine Library begin with a planning meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20; participants can pick up their workbooks at this meeting.  The Columbine program will continue on select Tuesdays through May 19. 

The Evergreen Library will begin its 11th year of hosting the Great Decisions program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, and the program will continue through April 29. Evergreen patrons are invited to pick up their workbook and sign up at the Information Desk prior to the first discussion. See jeffcolibrary.org/events for exact date information. 

Join us for this lively overview of important current events. Meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-235-5275. 

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. 

 

JCPL Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Thousands of Free Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks

(LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Dec. 22, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) today announced the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com). 

As of Dec. 22, library cardholders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on Android or Apple iOS 6.0+ devices or sign into hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV. 

“At JCPL, we’re committed to offering varied media and professional channels that align with the needs of our patrons,” said Donna Walker, public services director for JCPL.

“With hoopla digital, our patrons only need a library card to access dynamic content on the hoopla app or web site – free of charge. This new service provides a huge selection of materials, no waiting period for popular titles, and an automatic return feature that eliminates all late fees.”

Patrons can borrow up to 10 hoopla items per month. Movies and TV series may be checked out for three days, music cds for seven days and audiobooks for 21 days. Patrons can get started by visiting jeffcolibrary.org/downloads. Content from hoopla is rated for ages 12 and older, so parents are advised to monitor use by minors. In addition, due to bandwidth constraints, content can only be downloaded to devices outside of the library. 

“We think of this as a holiday gift to our patrons,” Walker continued. “It’s a great 21st-century library service, and we’re happy to be offering it in Jefferson County.”

Jefferson County Public Library is the eleventh library system in the state of Colorado to partner with hoopla digital. Current partners include Pueblo City-County Library District, AnyThink Libraries, Pikes Peak Library District, Town of Vail Public Library and others.

“With hoopla digital, it is our mission to help public libraries meet the needs of the mobile generation. We’ve worked for years to create a best-in-breed service that is fun, fast and reliable.  And we continue to secure content deals to expand the offering of movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks,” said Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of hoopla digital.

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 offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, 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 hoopla digital

hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 20 years. For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).

 

JCPL Partners with the Mountain Resource Center to Help Residents Sign Up For Health Care through Connect for Health Colorado®

(LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Dec. 17, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) announced today that the Evergreen Library and the Mountain Resource Center (MRC) are partnering to help Jefferson County residents sign up for health insurance on the "Connect for Health Colorado" online health insurance marketplace. 

“We’re pleased to be able to offer this service to our mountain communities,” said Monica Rezac, Evergreen Library manager. “We’ve been offering this at our Belmar Library in Lakewood for some time, and we’ve been able to help hundreds of people sign up for low-cost health insurance. Thanks to the Mountain Resource Center, we hope to offer the same help in Evergreen.” 

MRC staff will be available at the Evergreen Library to help residents determine their eligibility for low-cost health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and to help them sign up via Connect for Health Colorado at the following dates and times:

•11-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 and 30

•11-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27

•11-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 and 10

Library appointments may be made by calling the MRC at 303-838-5772.        

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 offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, 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

Celebrate the Holidays with Jefferson County Public Library

(LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Nov. 25, 2014) At Jefferson County Public Library, we love our patrons, and the holidays give us a perfect chance to say thank you! Please drop in to one of our holiday open houses for fun and festivities!

 

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2

Live music and refreshments.

Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada

 

5:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4

A musical performance by Heart Strings

Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge

 

1:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6

Live music and refreshments.

Belmar Library, 555 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood

 

5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12

Music and after-hours festivities

Edgewater Library, 5843 W. 25th Ave., Edgewater

 

1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Used books for sale, music and refreshments.

Evergreen Library, 5000 County Road 73, Evergreen

 

12:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14

Showings of the movie Frozen and refreshments.

Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton  

 

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 offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, 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.

 

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