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NOVEMBER 20, 2007
Books make great holiday gifts
Looking for holiday gift ideas? Books make great gifts. Here are some suggestions that are sure to delight readers on your holiday shopping list--whether they're history buffs, yearning for a good memoir or looking for inspirational titles.  

We know this list merely skims the surface and there are lots of other interesting books available. We’d love to know what you’re reading--send us your suggestions for some great reads for kids, teens and adults.

Books for kids
Pirateology by William Captain Lubber
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden
The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz

Books for teens
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Right Behind You by Gail Giles
Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse (the Twilight Saga) by Stephanie Meyer

Books for adults
The War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey Ward
Good Housekeeping Cookbook revised edition
Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote
52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity by Jeffrey Yamaguchi
Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World by Davy Rothbart
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NOVEMBER 9, 2007
JCPL wraps up two-month e-mail address campaign with final prize drawing
More than 6,000 Library patrons gave us their e-mail contact information during the campaign that ran from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. We really appreciate your willingness to help the Library reduce mailing costs and waste.

Even if you missed the prize drawings, it's not too late to help. Stop by your favorite Jefferson County Public Library and ask staff to add your e-mail address to your contact information. There are benefits for everyone. The Library reduces its costs, and through e-mail, you'll receive more detailed information about your holds and overdue materials than is currently provided in our postcard mailings.

Congratulations to the following winners of the Nov. 1 e-mail address campaign prize drawing:

King Soopers gift cards
Susan L.
Shari L.
Tom D.
Kathleen M.
Cheryl W.
Michelle C.
Heather M.-J

Movie tickets
Kevin J.
Jeremiah G.
Alexandra O.
Wayne C.
Zachary R.
Hunter A.

The Jefferson County Library Foundation donated prizes for the drawings.

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