Entries by Sarah Whelan

Westerra Credit Union Champions Friends

We’re proud to announce that Westerra Credit Union is the Friends of JCPL 2017 “Champion” sponsor! Westerra will sponsor both Whale of a Used Book Sales in spring and fall, as well as Holiday Sales and Friends events throughout the year. That’s not all! They are also providing reusable book bags that will be distributed […]

Changes Coming to Friends

As President of the Friends of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL), I spent many hours thinking about our mission and how best to achieve it. One day, I ran across a quote from Baltasar Gracian that seemed to sum up what I had long been trying to articulate: Friendship multiplies the good in life. That […]

Join the Friends and author Mike Foster, February 15

For the love of libraries! Want to become more involved with the Library? Meet new people? Provide ideas for new programs? Volunteer at fun events? Help raise awareness of the library? Help raise funds for Jefferson County Public Library to continue to meet the needs of all residents of the county? If you love the […]

Sharing the Love of Reading

What better gift is there than sharing your love of reading with a child in our community? Did you know that just $10 can buy TWO books for children participating in one of Jefferson County Public Library’s reading programs? Support JCPL reading programs and give a child the gift of a lifetime by Sharing Your […]

9 Reasons to Give to JCLF on Colorado Gives Day – December 6

Colorado Gives Day is the largest one-day giving movements in the country, and it’s a great way to support the Jefferson County Library Foundation and the programs of the Jefferson County Public Library. What’s so great about it? Let us count the ways… On Colorado Gives Day, your donation is boosted by an incentive fund, […]

What is Colorado Gives Day?

Colorado Gives Day is the largest one-day giving movements in the country. Since its inception in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised $111.5 million for Colorado nonprofits, making it among the most successful giving days in the nation. Last year alone, donors gave more than 123,000 individual donations to 1,884 nonprofits totaling$28.4 million, breaking all […]

Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale: October 21 -23

Get your bags ready to snatch up some bargains at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The 2016 Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale will soon be upon us, so mark your calendars! Preview Night will be Thursday, October 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  Only Friends can attend Preview Night and get first pick of […]

Speakeasy: Gridiron Champions Tickets on Sale Now

Guess who’s coming to our first Speakeasy? We’ll give you a few hints: We’ve subtitled this Speakeasy “Gridiron Champions”; Our guests wear orange and blue often and just added a new ring to their list of personal effects. If you guessed Broncos—you’re right! Tight end Virgil Green and linebacker Shaquil Barrett will join us Sunday, […]

Titanic Tea – April 15th at the Molly Brown Summer House

Join the Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library for what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon with Colorado’s legendary Molly Brown, at the historic Molly Brown Summer House, in Lakewood, on April 15th. You’ll be amazed by the first-person characterization of Molly Brown, given by Janet Kalstrom. You’ll delight over our collection of vintage […]

Welcome Don DuBe to JCLF

JCLF is pleased to welcome Don DuBe to its staff. Don will be our new Warehouse Coordinator, a position that oversees our book inventory, ensuring that each book finds its proper place—whether it will be at the Whale Sale, the Friends Gift Shop at Belmar, the Holiday Sale or the Internet. With more than 40 […]

Friends Annual Meeting a Great Success

More than 50 guests joined us for breakfast Friday, January 29th, at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center to celebrate the accomplishments of our most valued supporters—the Friends of Jefferson County Public Library. Not only were Friends treated to breakfast, they were also treated to a 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winning author as well! Elizabeth Fenn is […]

Friends Annual Meeting, featuring Pulitzer Prize Winner Elizabeth Fenn

Join us and Friends of JCPL Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 8 a.m., at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center for a breakfast buffet and an amazing guest speaker–Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Fenn. The Walter and Lucienne Driskill Professor of Western American History at the University of Colorado Boulder, Dr. Fenn’s field of study is the early […]

Read Like the Dickens—A Fresh Take on A Christmas Carol

Could you summarize A Christmas Carol in five minutes? In two? Probably, and you’re not alone. Most of us could easily summarize A Christmas Carol, and yet not recall the last time we read the book or saw the movie. It’s iconic. It celebrates the spirit of generosity and the power of redemption. But how […]

Singing Like the Dickens

This year’s Rare & Novel Event, Read Like the Dickens, is going to be quite the party. We will not only present an original, audience-interactive performance by the Red Rocks Community College Theatre Arts & Dance Department, but also cocktail hour, which starts at 6 p.m. and kicks off the silent auction, will be serenaded […]