DECEMBER 31, 2010
REMINDER: All JCPL Locations to Close Mondays Beginning Jan. 3
Due to significant budget challenges facing the Library, JCPL will be closed on Mondays beginning Jan. 3, 2011, including the Library's Call Center. We know this decision will inconvenience our patrons and local communities, but we stongly believe JCPL must balance our budget and live within our means.
The Library is facing a perfect storm of budget challenges, which will require us to reduce the operating budget by $3 million over the next two years. The Monday closure will allow us to begin to bring our expenses in line with projected revenues and ensure the future success and sustainability of JCPL.
The Online Library will continue to be available 24/7 and we'll be keeping the book drops open so you can return your materials on Mondays.
Hours for full service libraries, including Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood and Standley Lake, will remain the same the remainder of the week. However, the community libraries (Conifer, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge), will have a change in hours.
Library budget info
DECEMBER 21, 2010
Columbine Library Staff and Volunteers Give Back to the Community
Earlier this month, Columbine Library staff and volunteers held their annual holiday party, but this year's celebration was more than food and festivity. A silent auction was held and raised more than $900 for Family Tree's Women in Crisis Shelter. The shelter assists families and youth of metro Denver to overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. Handmade items created by library staff and volunteers or their friends and family were up for bid, consisting of quilts, paintings, pottery and knit items.
Thanks to the Columbine Library staff and volunteers for their generosity now and every day of the year!
DECEMBER 15, 2010
Take Our Quiz and Win $70 in Gift Cards!
For the past eight weeks, we've been posting little known facts about JCPL online and in our libraries. Now's your chance to show us how much you've learned!
The online quiz will be available until midnight on Friday, Dec. 17. Everyone who answers the questions correctly will be entered into a drawing to win $70 in gift cards (a $50 Visa Gift Card and a $20 gift certificate for the Belmar Library Book Store). The winner will be notified on or before Dec. 20, 2010
Tell us how you did! What was the most interesting fact you learned?
DECEMBER 8, 2010
Today is Colorado Gives Day!
Donate today to help the Library Foundation raise $100,000 and to help raise $1 million for Colorado nonprofits. Just click on the elf to the left!
If we raise $100,000, Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez and Library Executive Director Marcellus Turner will dress up in holiday costumes and do a public storytime at Colorado Mills at 12:45 on Dec. 12!
For additional information contact the Foundation at 303.403.5075.
DECEMBER 7, 2010
This Just In: Read Overdrive Ebooks on your iPhone or iPad
Overdrive has just released the new version of Overdrive Media Console for iPhone, which means that JCPL patrons with iPhones and iPads can now check out EPUB Ebooks from Overdrive using this app.
For more information about downloading the app, visit http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/.
To start finding Ebooks in JCPL's Overdrive collection, click here.
DECEMBER 3, 2010
Schedule Your Colorado Gives Day Donation in Advance!
If you want to make a donation to the Jefferson County Library Foundation as part of Colorado Gives Day, but wish you could do it now so you won't forget, you're in luck!
Just visit to schedule your donation now. Look for the Schedule In Advance button and follow the instructions!