Effective March 26, 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jefferson County Library Foundation offices are closed until further notice.

We will NOT be accepting donations of books, CDs, or DVDs at this time.

Please check back for updates.

Be well. Stay healthy.


March Madness Book Sale
WHEN: March 20 & 21| 9 AM – 4 PM
WHERE: Golden Library | 1019 10th Street | Golden | 80401
Spring Whale Sale
WHEN:  May 28-31, 2020
WHERE:  Jeffco Fairgrounds, Golden CO

ReFUND CO – Colorado Leads the Way!  Starting this year, Colorado becomes the first state in the union to let you donate all or a portion of your state income tax refund directly to a Colorado nonprofit – easily and anonymously! Now you have a new opportunity to support JCLF and our important work in the Jeffco community!

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Decide how much of your refund to donate.
  2. Enter [Jefferson County Library Foundation] and our registration number [20033007675] in the Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund line on your state income tax return or tax software – or just give this info to your tax preparer when you share your tax documents
  3. Smile knowing you’ve helped a cause that matters to you

With this new program, you can re-energize our important work for another year.  

Learn more about this program at RefundWhatMatters.org.

As always, we’re grateful for your past support and hope you’ll consider donating again through this new program to maintain our mission to support programs at Jefferson County Public Library.

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 Colorado Gives Day support. Please give generously this year! 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.