Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs accepted Mon. & Tues. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. only.

Volunteer for the Fall Whale Sale! We’re looking forward to seeing some old friends and making some new ones—help us create a great event for the Jeffco community and booklovers across the state (and earn some free books and a guaranteed whale-of-a-good-time)!
Sign-up here: Whale Sale 2020

COMING SEPTEMBER 30th! Reserve your shopping time at the Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale!
October 14-18, 2020 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Our online reservation system will open on September 30th. We will not take reservations prior to that date. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID, all of our donated items remain in quarantine for a minimum of 120 hours.

Over 18,000 Jeffco students and residents participated in Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story! Congrats Jeffco – you helped earn at least $300 for animals in need at Foothills Animal Shelter!
Winners will be announced the week of September 14 – check back to learn which schools won $800 in each of five categories from our Foundation this year in the Summer Reading Contest!

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 Explore Summer Reading, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Raise a Reader, and much more!

The Jefferson County Library Foundation accepts donations of books, CDs, LPs, and DVDs  MONDAY through TUESDAY, 9 AM – 4 PM. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please follow these instructions for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and donors when dropping off donations:

  • When you arrive, please park your vehicle in front of the POD storage unit in the parking lot.  
  • Open your trunk or hatchback and remain in/return to your vehicle.
  • Call the phone number on the sign and one of our masked and gloved staff and volunteers will remove your items from your vehicle.  Please wear a mask and remain in your vehicle as we unload. 
  • We will close your trunk/doors and give you a donation receipt if you need one.

We will accept up to six boxes of donations per vehicle.  Please properly box items. If items are not boxed, we will be unable to accept the donation.

Thank you!  Your donations help support programs, services and resources at Jefferson County Public Library. 

Our address is:

10790 W. 50th Avenue, Suite 200
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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If you would like to drop off more than six boxes of media, please contact Neil at or call 303-403-5076. 


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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