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MARCH 24, 2013
All Libraries Open Today

 All JCPL locations will be open for normal hours today. 

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MARCH 23, 2013
Evergreen and Conifer Libraries Closed Today
The Evergreen and Conifer Libraries will be closed today due to the weather. We will let know if there are any other locations that close.

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MARCH 9, 2013
Libraries Closed March 9
All JCPL locations will be closed today, March 9, due to the weather.

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MARCH 5, 2013
Today is the Day!

Today’s the day that the IMLS will be featuring JCPL on its Facebook page! Help us out by going to the page, liking it and adding your favorite story or memory about JCPL. And, if you haven't liked us on Facebook yet...what are you waiting for?

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MARCH 1, 2013
1040 Instructions Available March 15
We know many of you are looking for 1040 instructions at the Library and have noticed they aren't there. According to the IRS, they should be available March 15. We apologize for the delay.

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FEBRUARY 27, 2013
JCPL a Finalist for National Medal - Show Your Support!
Jefferson County Public Library has been selected as a 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service finalist by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). In fact, we're one of 16 libraries up for consideration! This is the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

Show your support for us on March 5, when we will be featured on the IMLS Facebook page. We encourage all Jeffco residents who have benefitted from library service to share their story. You can also find out interesting facts by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Learn more about the 2013 National Medal finalists.

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FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Belmar Library and JCPL Admin Opening at 10 a.m.
The Belmar Library and JCPL Administration will have a delayed opening today, Feb. 25. They will open at 10 a.m. All other JCPL locations will be open at normal hours.

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FEBRUARY 24, 2013
JCPL Closed, Feb. 24, 2013
All JCPL locations will be closed today due to weather conditions.  

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FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Partnerships Are Priceless
One of the best things we can do as a library is partner with other organizations in the community. Recently, JCPL was approached by students from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting wondering if we would allow them to film a Public Service Announcement for their class project. Naturally, we said yes!

Thanks to the hardwork of Shawn Marie, Steve and Sawyer, we have a great promotional piece, and they have some production experience to add to their resumes.

Make sure you give it a watch!

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FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Better Online Magazine Selection Awaits!
JCPL is now offering online access to nearly 100 of your favorite magazines, including Bloomberg Business Week, Consumer Reports, ELLE Decor, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, Parenting Magazine, PC World, Rolling Stone and more.

Magazines are made available for immediate, unlimited access through a Library subscription to Zinio, a global supplier of electronic content. They may be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the Library's website. First time users will need to create a user name and password to access the Zinio site. They will then have unlimited access to full digital copies of Zinio's entire magazine collection, available via computer or mobile devices.

What will you be reading?

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JANUARY 31, 2013
How’s That Resolution Going?
January is over and many of you probably made New Year's resolutions. How's that going? Need some help? Still need to make a resolution? Whether you'd like to get fit, upgrade your career, engage politically, spend more quality time with your friends and families or take on a new hobby, JCPL has plenty of resources to help you achieve your 2013 goals. Find out about some of the hundreds of thousands of resources available to you.

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JANUARY 22, 2013
Vote for 2013 One Book 4 Colorado Selection
Don't miss your chance to help pick the title that will be chosen for this year's One Book 4 Colorado (OB4C) program. The winning title will be announced May 6.

As part of the OB4C initiative, more than 70,000 copies of the same book will be distributed to children across Colorado at local library events, at Reach Out and Read clinics and doctors'; offices, and through participating preschools. The book will be available in both English and Spanish and will be accessible to children with special needs.

A statewide book distribution of the selected book and a multitude of family literacy events will take place May 6-20, coinciding with Colorado Literacy Week.

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NOVEMBER 29, 2012
Edgewater Library Closed Nov. 29
The Edgewater Library will be closed today because the building is currently without water. We expect it to be open tomorrow for normal hours.

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NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Get 10 to Give $10!
Get 10 to Give $10!You can play a critical role in securing the future of JCPL by helping us raise $100,000 by the end of the year! Get 10 to Give $10 encourages you to get friends or family members to contribute to our annual campaign.

Don't wait, share this and donate today!

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NOVEMBER 7, 2012
JCPL Community Meetings Start this Weekend
The Library has scheduled a number of community meetings throughout the county to provide an update on library services, solicit input from library patrons and other Jefferson County residents and respond to community concerns. Meetings are currently scheduled for the following dates and times. All interested parties are welcome.

Belmar Library
Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.

Arvada Library
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.

Columbine Library
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.

Evergreen Library
Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.

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NOVEMBER 2, 2012
Edgewater Library Closing Early 11/2
The Edgewater Library has closed early due to a power outage. We expect to be open tomorrow for regular hours.

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OCTOBER 24, 2012
Win Food and Books for Sharing Why Your Library Matters!
We want to know what having a library card means to you! Why is it important? How has it made a difference in your life? Tell us on Twitter (@JCPL) in 140 characters or less why #mylibrarymatters? The most creative and meaningful response will win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant and a $25 shopping spree to the Library Foundation's Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Golden Holiday Whale of a Used Book Sale.

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Feel free to share your thoughts here in our blog comment section and our Facebook page too! Remember to include #mylibrarymatters so we can be sure to see your contribution!

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OCTOBER 19, 2012
Stranger Awareness and Child Safety with the Arvada PD
With recent tragedies and scares in our communities, the Arvada and Standley Lake Libraries will be partnering with the Arvada Police Department to offer several sessions on stranger awareness and child safety.

Join the Arvada Police Department's Volunteer Child Safety Liaison at one of the following sessions:

Arvada Library
3-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30
4-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5
4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13

Standley Lake Library
3-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

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OCTOBER 5, 2012
Fall Whale Sale Coming Soon!
TheJefferson County Library Foundation and Friends are hosting their annual Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Admission to the sale is free. Special Friends Members Only Preview Night is Oct. 25 from 6-8:30.

Booklovers can dive into a sea of 100,000 gently used books, DVDs, audiobooks and videos with prices from 50 cents to $2.50. You'll be able to find your favorite authors and discover new ones. Teachers, home-school educators and parents find a plethora of books for their in class or home library.

There's lots planned for each day - don't miss out!

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Arvada Library’s Automated Book Sorter is Up and Running
JCPL's automated book and materials sorter installation project is complete with the final sorter now functional at the Arvada Library. We've installed sorters at six other libraries over the past year: Belmar, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood and Standley Lake.

We have put sorters in place to help improve service. You'll notice items are checked in automatically when placed in the sorter and that they are back in circulation much faster.

Behind the scenes, the sorter is helping our staff too. Managing the return process manually, staff were able to sort 300-400 items per hour. With the sorters we'll be able to sort up to 1,500 items each hour! This will allow staff to spend more time doing what they enjoy most--helping you!

The Arvada sorter is different than the others you may have seen around the system because it takes items in on the first floor and delivers them to the basement where the sorting takes place. You can return JCPL materials to any location, so have some fun and test out the new return system at the Arvada Library! Let us know what you think!

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Golden Library Hours Adjusted for Sept. 13
Due to President Obama’s visit to Lions Park in Golden on Thursday, Sept. 13, the Golden Library will have a delayed opening. The library will be open from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Major disruptions to streets and parking lots are expected. Unless you are going to see President Obama’s speech, you’re advised to avoid the area, especially around Lions Park and the Golden Library. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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