My name is Jim White and I am the Director of Community Affairs for the Volunteers of America. I have worked here for almost 31 years and obviously believe we do our best to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. If asked, however, about another organization that truly makes a big difference in the lives of those it touches I would immediately say the Denver Public Library.
The thousands of individuals and families that use the library everyday are never the same after they receive their library card. Whether they walked into their local branch looking for a book, an educational bit of information, a cd or even a movie for pure relaxation their life has been changed. At Volunteers of America we have had the good fortune to partner with DPL on “I Love To Read” events for very young children. The ongoing aggressive effort that the library embraces year round to encourage young children to read is phenomenal yet often not something they are recognized for.
The Denver Public Library welcomes suggestions from the community to name the new branch library at Green Valley Ranch, scheduled to open in Spring 2011. The Library will consider all ideas for the new branch name including names of individuals, groups, geographic location or other entities.
Naming suggestions that recognize an individual will be considered for a person who has provided extraordinary service to the Denver Public Library as a staff member, a distinguished person who has provided extraordinary service to the Library or anyone who otherwise merits special recognition.
Hey teen artists - it's time again for our Teen Read Week Sticker Contest!
Teen Read Week is October 17-23 this year and the theme is Books with Beat. One person will be chosen as our contest winner and will have their sticker distributed in all Denver Public Library locations during Teen Read Week! The winning art will also be featured on our teen website, eVolver.
Artwork needs to measure 3” x 3.”
It can be any kind of 2-D art: color, B/W, photo, digital, whatever!
Entries need to be turned in by Saturday, September 4, 2010 and the winner will be announced by the first week of October.
The Library's friends at Rocky Mountain PBS recently shot some promotional videos at the Library.
Utilizing the talent of DPL staff members, these short spots highlight the public service and value of both organizations. Thanks to RMPBS for being an outstanding partner and choosing the Central Library for their shooting location.
It's our 11th year! The SBA Small Business Resource Fair will be back at the Central Library on Thursday, August 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It's free and open to any and all who own or who are thinking about opening a business.
Need to know how to find free and low cost resources to help you grow or start your business? In the Level B2 Conference Center of the Library you will have a chance to meet with the banks, microlenders (folks that will lend a small amount of money), and others who want to help you SUCCEED. In other parts of the Library we will have programs covering such topics as business certification (why you need it and how to get it) and how to get government contracts. Also, this usually turns out to be a great networking opportunity to meet other small business owners and for you t
In an effort to clean up our patron database, library cards were recently purged for those who had not checked out materials in several years. Unfortunately, our current system does not count online transactions such as eMedia checkouts or database use. If your card is no longer recognized - the error message is "Can't find that ID" - you will need to register for a new library card.
Register online to receive a temporary library card number, which will allow access to library databases. Visit any Denver Public Library within 28 days to complete the registration and pick up your new permanent library card.
Another Summer of Reading program has ended, but you can still pick up your prizes. The last day to claim prizes is Saturday, August 7.
Thanks to everyone who participated in Summer of Reading 2010! Please take a moment to complete a short survey online and tell us what you liked, didn't like, and if you have any ideas to improve the program.
The winners of the drawings for the iPod Shuffles and Dell laptop computers will be notified in August.
One Book, One Denver is Mayor Hickenlooper's citywide book club created to build community and stimulate people to read. Denver citizens, young and old, are encouraged to join others in the shared experience of simultaneously reading the same book and participating in related events.