Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Our virtual offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day and will reopen on Tuesday, May 26.

Have a safe and healthy holiday weekend.

We are not accepting donations of books, CDs, or DVDs at this time. 

Did you know that you that you can purchase used books online through one of our online storefronts?   Your purchases help us support literacy programs in Jeffco, including:

– Raise a Reader

– Summer Reading Program at JCPL

– 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and much more!

The Times May Have Changed, but the Message Remains the Same: Give Where You Live

When our doors reopen, the Foundation and Library will emerge stronger than ever – we look forward to providing the inclusive and welcoming community and the resources, services, and programs that help our Jeffco  community thrive.

The next months will be challenging for all nonprofits. Here at JCLF, we’ve shut down our fundraising events and put our wonderful volunteer staff on ‘furlough’ to do our part to keep our Jeffco community safe and healthy, while our admin staff has been working diligently to respond to the crisis and explore alternative funding to keep the Foundation on course in its support for JCPL.

Won’t you please consider giving today to support our work and the Jeffco community? Even the smallest donation is appreciated and helps in a big way!  Donate at:

JCLF’s mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community. 

If you gave last year, here is some of what YOU helped us accomplish.  And if you didn’t, here are FIVE great reasons to give!

  1. Early Childhood Literacy Programs that help children be reading-ready by Kindergarten. Baby’s First Books and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten help pre-school children and their families get the support they need to help them succeed!
  2. Jefferson County Library Summer Reading Program. This year, over 42,675 Jeffco residents read over 42 MILLION Minutes in the 2019 Mission to Read summer program.  Mission Accomplished!
  3. STEMGirls – middle-school girls gain leadership skills as they run STEM-based exploration groups for elementary school students.
  4. Belmar Library Expansion – we’ve helped fund the Edgewater Family Place and Standley Lake Library Discover Together: Outdoor Adventure Space installations, and this year we’re helping to support Belmar Library’s remodel and expansion.
  5. The semi-annual Whale of a Used Book Sale – these events draws thousands of book lovers for a weekend of fun and book-shopping that raises funds.

Need more reasons? None of this would have been possible without our 300+ community volunteers and without YOUR support. Thank you!

Are You a Friend of JCPL?

Are you a friend of Jefferson County Public Library?

For decades, the Friends have been advocates, volunteers, and supporters of Jefferson County Public Library.  Our members believe that our Library is the heart of our community and that each Friend “multiplies the good” work of the Library.  Through our Whale of a Used Book Sales, Holiday Sales, and Friends Gift & Book Shop, we raise more than $200,000 annually in support of our Library.

So, check out the benefits of becoming a Friend and sign up HERE today.

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