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APRIL 27, 2012
Library Foundation Recognizes Volunteers
The Jefferson County Library Foundation hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, April 14 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Volunteers gathered for a catered lunch and awards presentation, followed by a showing of Camelot.

In an effort to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, JCPL and the Foundation presented three awards at the Recognition Event that will be given annually to individuals that have impacted JCPL and the Foundation with their service.

The JCPL Volunteer Leadership Award, recognizing a volunteer who embodies a spirit of selfless dedication and commitment to Jefferson County Public Library, was presented to Shaundra Rana, a longtime volunteer at the Arvada Library.

Richard Umsted, a Columbine Library and Foundation volunteer, was given the Volunteer of the Year Award, recognizing a volunteer whose contributions of time and talent over the past year have had a positive impact on the quality of programs at Jefferson County Public Library.

The Elena Joyce Grissom Lifetime Service Award, recognizing a volunteer whose enduring contributions of time and talent have had a significant impact at JCPL and JCLF, was awarded to Ben Radecki, a dedicated Foundation volunteer.

Congratulations to these individuals and a giant thank you to all our volunteers - we couldn't do what we do without you!

If you're interested in volunteering at Jefferson County Public Library check out our volunteer page.

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APRIL 25, 2012
Donna Walker Named JCPL’s New Director of Library Programs and Services
Donna WalkerJefferson County Public Library has named Donna Walker to the position of director, library programs and services, effective May 1.

Walker comes to JCPL from Arapahoe Library District (ALD) in Arapahoe County, Colo. From 2005 to the present, she served as manager of neighborhood libraries, outreach services and child and family library services for ALD, managing library operations for four library branches, outreach services (including mobile libraries, home delivery, Spanish and Russian services, and services to new Americans) and enterprise-wide services for children and families. From 1998 to 2004, she served as manager of circulation services for the Koelbel Library and was responsible for District-wide circulation services.

Find out more about this “Mover and Shaker.”

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APRIL 12, 2012
JCPL Participating in One Book 4 Colorado
One Book 4 ColoradoFrom April 18-29, families with 4-year-old children living in Jefferson County may pick up a free book at any Jefferson County Public Library location while supplies last. Books will be available in both English and Spanish.

JCPL will serve as a distribution center for Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s One Book 4 Colorado program. This statewide program was created to provide a new book to every 4-year-old child in Colorado while simultaneously supporting parents as their child's first teacher.

One Book 4 Colorado is brought to you by Lt. Governor Garcia, the Colorado State Library, Reach Out and Read Colorado, the private sector, and the foundation community. From April 18-29, more than 70,000 copies of the same book will be distributed to children across Colorado at local public libraries and at Reach Out and Read clinics and doctors' offices.

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APRIL 5, 2012
Colorado Author Craig Barnes Coming to Golden
One Book. One Golden. Join Colorado author Craig Barnes as he discusses his book Growing Up True: Lessons from a Western Boyhood as part of the One Book. One Golden. program. The evening will include readings from the novel, a chance to ask questions of the author and a book signing. This special night will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 18 at the Foss Auditorium in the American Mountaineering Center. Tickets are required and can be obtained at the Golden Library Information Desk.

There's also several other fun activities happening thoughout the year such as book discussion groups and learning how to raise backyard chickens. Check out our One Book. One Golden. page for more info.

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APRIL 3, 2012
Columbine Library Closing at 5 p.m.
The Columbine Library will be closing at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 3 due to issues with the boiler.

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APRIL 3, 2012
Edgewater Library Closed April 3
The Edgewater Library will be closed today due to a power outage.

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APRIL 2, 2012
Conifer Library Will Remain Closed April 3
The Conifer Library will remain closed Tuesday, April 3 as a result of the Lower North Fork Fire efforts. You can return materials to any JCPL location and fines will be waived.  

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