Early Literacy

Early literacy skills develop in real life settings
through positive interactions with literacy
materials and other people—making the library a
perfect place to foster early literacy.
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Cultural Engagement

It’s often said that one can discover the world
within the walls of a library. With the Culture
Pass, patrons can discover their world outside the
library, and through the Swank Movie License—
which allows unlimited screenings of the latest
films at our libraries—Patrons can get a healthy
dose of culture inside the library too.
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Technology Access

We live in an ever-changing world, where
technology and computers shape our lives.
Everything from paying taxes to shopping is
done online, making digital and computer
literacy a must. Our libraries work hard to
ensure that every citizen has access to
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Education is a lifelong process. From Early
Literacy to adult education, our libraries offer
programs that support learning at all ages,
including Summer Reading, adult education,
LibLab, and Teen Coding Academy, among
other programs
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The Foundation’s office will be closed Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th. Donations will be closed Monday, October 15th through Tuesday, October 23rd

The office will reopen Monday, October 22nd and donations will reopen Wednesday, October 24th. Come visit us at our Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401) October 19th – 21st!

Thursday, October 18 (6 to 8 p.m.) is Friends-only Preview Night! If you are a Friend of the Library, you are invited to preview the book sale and make purchases that evening. Not a Friend? You can sign up at Preview Night!

Friday, October 19 — Early Bird open (8 to 9 a.m) $10 per adult; FREE admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 20 — FREE admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Half price sales day for Friends, Jeffco employees and educators (with ID)

Sunday, October 21 — FREE admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Bag Day! $6 for a grocery-sized bag of books!

Sign Up Here to Volunteer at the Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale!

Hello Volunteers! The Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale is October 19-21 and there are volunteer opportunities October 15 – 21. New this sale, you can sign up online for the dates, times and categories you would prefer to volunteer at the Whale Sale.

Sign up with a friend or two for  roles such as cashier, book tidier, setup, check in, kitchen, greeter and exit checker. If you’re not sure what you’d like to do, sign up as a floater and you will be able to help where you’re needed most.

Our volunteers have loved helping with this sale for over 20 years because it’s so much fun…and volunteers receive two free books for every shift worked.

Signup online here! You’ll receive an email confirmation today and a reminder email two days before your shift.

PLEASE READ the 2018 Fall Whale Sale Volunteer Info for details of each role, what to wear, and what to bring.

Thank you so much for your help in making the sale such a success. Your help and dedication truly makes this event possible!


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