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SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
JCPL Will Be Closed Sept. 30 for All Staff In-Service
Jefferson County Public Library will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 so that Library staff may attend an all staff in-service.

All JCPL locations will be closed for the day, including Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Conifer, Edgewater, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood, Standley Lake and Wheat Ridge. Other library services, including the Bookmobile, Call Center, eTrain and homebound services, will also suspend operations for the day. JCPL's Online Library will be available to patrons.

All JCPL libraries and services will resume normal hours of operation beginning on Saturday, Oct. 1.

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
Library Ebooks - Now Available for Kindle!
Overdrive-Kindle

 

Library Ebooks from Overdrive are now available for the Amazon Kindle. To get started, just visit JCPL's Overdrive site.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Dozens of Colorado Authors at Meet & Greet this Saturday!
We will be featuring an author meet and greet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Belmar Library. The event will feature more than 40 noted authors from across Colorado. Authors will provide insight into their writing process, and guests will have the opportunity to meet them and discuss their works. 

Featured guests include well-known fiction, nonfiction, children's and teen authors.

Children's storytimes will take place at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with drop-in crafts for kids from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. in the Children's Room.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Pam Nissler will Continue as Acting Executive Director
Pam Nissler

 Jefferson County Public Library's Board of Trustees announced today that it has extended the appointment of Pam Nissler as acting executive director.

"We are temporarily suspending our search for a new executive director," said Linda Rockwell, chair of the Library Board of Trustees. "Despite a rigorous recruitment process, we have not found a perfect fit for the executive director position at this time. Meanwhile, we are pleased and grateful to have Pam at the helm while we evaluate next steps."

Nissler has 40 years of experience in managing and directing libraries in the Denver area. Immediately prior to accepting the position of acting executive director, she served as JCPL's director of library programs and services.

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
The Library Foundation Will Take Your Books!
The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library would like your donated books, CDs and DVDs. Larger donations are accepted at the Foundation office and Lakewood Library. Please call the Foundation office at 303-403-5075 to schedule a time for a drop-off at our offices, 10790 W. 50th Ave., Ste. 200 in Wheat Ridge. To donate books at the Lakewood Library go to the door on the east side of the Lakewood Library next to the garage doors to drop off your donations.

All Jefferson County Public Library locations accept book donations, but do have limitations on the number they can receive at one time. These book donations help fund literacy programs such as the Traveling Children's Library and the Summer Reading Club.

We especially need donations dropped off in September and early October so that we have enough books for our Fall Whale, Oct 21-23.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Summerset Festival this Weekend!
Columbine Library staff will be manning a booth at the Summerset Festival at Clement Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. We’ll have a trivia contest and tempera painting for kids.

Make sure you stop by to see us!

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
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SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
Lakewood Library Reopens Sept. 6!
Lakewood LibraryLakewood Library patrons will have something to look forward to after the Labor Day holiday - the library will once again be open!

Over the summer, the Library completed major upgrades to the building, including:

  • Replacement of the nearly 40-year-old heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system;
  • Updates to make the library more energy efficient;
  • A new teen area; and
  • Relocation of the circulation workroom and book drop.

To celebrate the reopening, on Sept. 6 from 4-6 p.m., teens will have the chance to tour the new Teen Area, participate in crafts and enjoy a screening of the movie Avatar in the meeting room following crafts.

A celebration for everyone will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 with refreshments and fun.

We look forward to seeing you!

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