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MAY 16, 2007
Inactive patron accounts deleted from JCPL system
To keep our records up-to-date, the Library recently removed accounts that haven't had library card activity in the past three years. This isn't an attempt to dissuade certain users - we want all of our patrons to always feel welcome. Periodically removing inactive records is necessary to keep JCPL in compliance with requirements from the State of Colorado.
 
What does this mean for patrons? Your library account is updated only when you check out materials; unfortunately, using your account to reserve a computer or access one of our online databases does not update your record. If you haven't checked out materials from the Library in the past three years, your account is classified inactive and has been removed from the system.
 
If your account has been deleted, a new card can be issued at any of JCPL's libraries - all you need is a photo ID. Take this opportunity to select one of JCPL's new library card designs. If you still have your old card and would like to keep the account number, bring the card and a photo ID to the Library and it will be reactivated.
 
This can be avoided in the future by checking out materials from the Library at least once a year.

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MAY 2, 2007
Join Summer Reading Club and get a laugh at the Library
The fun begins on June 1 and continues through July 31. Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Club is a great way to spend the long, hot summer days. The Library offers something for everyone with clubs for kids, teens and adults. Themes and activities for all three Summer Reading Clubs are comedy-related. Our Library staff promises a summer full of laughter and smiles. Making participation even more meaningful is the annual combined reading challenge sponsored by the Library Foundation. This year, if children and teens read 150,000 hours collectively, the Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Victim Services Kids’ Program of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to purchase new books. Read more in the May newsletter.

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MAY 2, 2007
Don't miss the "Goodbye for Now" event at Lakewood Library
The Lakewood Library at 10200 W. 20th Avenue is closing June 4-Aug. 23 for much-needed renovations – the first in 30 years. Join Lakewood Library staff for our “Goodbye for Now” closure event, 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 30. We’ll supply the refreshments, you bring the memories. Find more information in the May newsletter. Be sure to visit one of our other library locations this summer. The Arvada, Belmar and Golden libraries are offering additional programs to accommodate Lakewood patrons.

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MAY 2, 2007
Enjoy a 'Rare and Novel' dining experience
Join the Jefferson County Library Foundation on Thursday, May 24 for its annual “A Rare and Novel Experience” held again this year at the Belmar Center in Lakewood. Attendees are sure to enjoy this special evening. Jefferson County chefs will be on hand to prepare a special dinner for attendees and signature wine is included. Proceeds from ticket sales and the evening’s silent auction benefit the Traveling Children’s Library, a service that brings books and materials to children residing in economically disadvantaged areas of Jefferson County. See the May newsletter for more information.

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MAY 2, 2007
Songbirds at Standley Lake
Don’t miss the collaborative performance piece highlighting the lives of four legendary songstresses – Peggy Lee, Jeanette MacDonald, Ethel Merman and Mary Garden, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Standley Lake Library. Free tickets are available at the Standley Lake Library beginning two weeks before the performance or by calling the Friends/Foundation office at (303) 275-2216.

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