OCTOBER 27, 2011
Lakewood Library and Administrative Offices Closed 10/27
Due to a continued power outage, the Lakewood Library and Administrative Offices will not be open today, Thursday, Oct. 27.
OCTOBER 26, 2011
Lakewood and Arvada Libraries Closed 10/26
Due to power outages from the snowfall, the Arvada and Lakewood Libraries will not be open today. The Library's Administrative offices will also be closed. We expect to resume normal hours tomorrow.
OCTOBER 25, 2011
Meet Brian DeLaet, JCPL’s Newest Trustee
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners (BCC) has appointed Brian DeLaet to the Library Board of Trustees. DeLaet was appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of Catherine Hildreth, who resigned from the Board in July.
DeLaet is president and owner of EduCyber, Inc., a technology company he founded in 1998. Based in Wheat Ridge, Colo., EduCyber provides a full suite of technology services, including web design and development, web site and Internet marketing, ecommerce solutions, web applications development and hosting and networking solutions. Prior to EduCyber, DeLaet spent a number of years in the field of education where he helped incorporate technology in classrooms.
"We are pleased to welcome Mr. DeLaet to the Library Board of Trustees," said Linda Rockwell, board chair. "He is an avid library user who brings solid experience in business and technology and an impressive track record of community service - all of which should serve the library well."
DeLaet's term on the Library Board of Trustees will extend through March 2013.
OCTOBER 14, 2011
Golden Library Temporarily Closing Nov. 4-Dec. 16
We've recently been presented with a unique opportunity to replace the Golden Library heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system before the end of the year at no additional cost to the Library. As a result, the Golden Library will be closed temporarily, from Nov. 4 through Dec. 16. During the closure storytimes
will be offered three times a week at the First United Methodist Church of Golden.
This work has been on the Library's capital improvement project list for some time, but was deferred due to a lack of funds. However, this summer, the Library substantially completed a system-wide initiative to improve the energy efficiency of Library-owned buildings. The Library's contractor on the energy initiative was able to complete the project well within the contracted costs, and as a result, they have offered to replace the Golden HVAC system at no additional cost to the Library. The new system will help us to capture energy efficiencies and reduce operating costs.
OCTOBER 13, 2011
Annual Fall Whale Sale to Make a Splash
The temps are cooling and the leaves are starting to fall. That can only mean one thing...it's time for the annual Friends and Foundation Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale!
Don't miss this year's sale, which takes place Oct. 21-23 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. There are more than 95,000 items up for grabs, including some rare finds. New this year is Family Day with activities and crafts for kids on Saturday!
What's your favorite part of the Whale Sale?
OCTOBER 11, 2011
Our System-Wide Energy Upgrades are Complete
Over the past year, JCPL has been working to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings we own. This $3.5 million project was part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract completed in partnership with the Governor’s Energy Office and McKinstry, a firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services.
The project, completed on time and under budget, is expected to generate an annual savings of $220,000, with a payback period of approximately 16 years. In fact, the remaining funds will be used to replace the HVAC system at the Golden Library later this year, at no additional cost to the library. Energy improvements have been completed at the Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood, and Standley Lake libraries, as well as the Library’s Service Center.
Energy improvements included:
- Lighting upgrades;
- Water conservation measures;
- HVAC and controls upgrades;
- PC power management;
- Evaporative cooling; and
- Resource conservation management.
These improvements are estimated to reduce carbon emissions related to Library buildings by more than 2,800 tons a year.
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Community Meetings Begin Oct. 11
We're hosting several community meetings throughout the county to provide an update on library services, solicit input from library patrons and other Jefferson County residents, and respond to community concerns. Meetings are currently scheduled for the following dates
. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
OCTOBER 4, 2011
Updates to the Download Center
Starting today, you will notice some changes to the library's Download Center
. These changes, based on your feedback, will make finding ebooks and logging into your Overdrive account a little simpler.
The new Download Center also features OneClick Digital
for audiobooks. If you were using NetLibrary to get audiobooks, OneClick will have all of those books and more.
OCTOBER 3, 2011
JCPL Website Down from 3-5 p.m. Today
Due to electrical maintenance work, the Library's website will not be available from approximately 3-5 p.m. today, Oct. 3. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.