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MAY 30, 2008
Calling all kids, teens and adults!
Summer Reading Club begins June 1

Summer Reading Club begins June 1Read your favorite books and enjoy exciting programs with our Kids, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Clubs, June 1-July 31.

Programs and prize drawings are offered at all Jefferson County Public Library locations. Kids and teens who read at least eight hours earn a free paperback on Book Award Day.

Funding for Summer Reading Club is provided by the Jefferson County Public Library Foundation and Friends.

Find more information about our Summer Reading Clubs in the June newsletter.

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MAY 30, 2008
Don’t miss the Baby Whale of a Used Book Sale
Baby Whale of a Used Book Sale!Come to the Baby Whale of a Used Book Sale and fill your shelves with gently used hardbacks and paperbacks.

This annual sale will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 8. Admission is free.

Not only will there be thousands of books, you also will find a great selection of audio books, CDs, DVDs, videos, maps and records. Most items are priced from 50 cents to $2.50.

Your purchases will help fund important children's literacy programs, including the Traveling Children's Library, Summer Reading Clubs and Knott's Kids.

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MAY 30, 2008
Library district public hearing June 17
You still have time to comment on the proposed library district formation. Attend the library district public hearing June 17, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. or send comments any time before June 17 to the Library Board of Trustees Chair Keith Grebe at keith_grebe@hotmail.com or the Board of County Commissioners at commish@jeffco.us. You also can mail comments to the Commissioners at 100 Jefferson County Pkwy., Golden, CO 80419.

If you have questions about the proposed library district, please call Acting County Librarian Marcellus Turner at 303-275-6172.

For additional information about the proposed library district, please visit http://jefferson.lib.co.us/about/LDinfo.html.

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posted by Jackie

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MAY 19, 2008
Problems accessing the log-in page from “My Library Account” resolved
For the last few weeks, some of our patrons have been unable to get to the log-in page when selecting the “My Library Account” tab on our home page, the “My Library Account” tab on the secondary pages, or when typing the URL into the address bar.

Working with our catalog provider, staff in the Library’s Information Technology (IT) Department has diagnosed and resolved the issue. If you experience further problems accessing the log-in page, please contact the Library at 303-235-5275.

We are grateful for your patience, and apologize for the inconvenience caused by this issue.

Thank you. Your patronage is very important to us.

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posted by Jackie

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MAY 2, 2008
What do you think of our subscription databases?
Share your success stories - tell us about how you have used the Library's online resources.

You may have seen information on this blog, in the Library newsletter or at one of our 10 locations about the many uses for JCPL's subscription databases.

We'd like to hear from you. How have you used these online resources? Do you use them in the Library? From home? From school? Please share your success stories. Have you found something surprising or exciting? What did this information allow you to do? Did it help you research your family history? Did you complete a project for school or work? Did you get information about your investments or about a particular company? Did you get help starting or running your business? Were you able to print out a published article or sections from a book? Did you download an audio book to listen to in your car, on the bus or at the gym?

Thanks in advance for writing me back. Information that we learn from you will be used to help make these resources work for you.

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MAY 1, 2008
U.S. immigration policy to be discussed at May’s Beyond the Headlines
Earlier this year, Jefferson County Public Library partnered with Active Minds for Life to provide a forum for patrons to learn more about issues that are at the forefront of both national and global concern. On Monday, May 5, "Beyond the Headlines" continues with a look at the history of immigration in the U.S., our current immigration policy and the proposed changes recommended by President Bush and others, including tighter border controls and a guest worker program.

Join us for a discussion about the economics and politics behind U.S. immigration policy and how these issues are viewed by different constituencies.

This free program will be held from 7-8 p.m., Monday, May 5, at the Belmar Library, located at 555 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood. It is sponsored by the Jefferson County Public Library Foundation and Friends.

Please let us know what your thoughts, concerns and visions are regarding U.S. immigration policy.

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