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.
Storyblocks is a project of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, working in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS. It is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to teach songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes helpful early literacy tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.
The Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild was formed in February 1994 by five African American women who were interested in perpetuating the heritage of quilting and promoting fellowship among those in quilting. The Guild is committed to supporting and educating the community. To this end, the Guild offers exhibits, quilting classes, lectures and quilt documentation through its various programs during the year. The name Wa Shonaji comes from the Swahili language and means literally “people who sew.”
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.
What's with all the noise and dust on the fourth level of the Central Library?
We are under construction in the Community Technology Center! Slated to open up early Fall 2010, we will eventually have 100+ public access computers with internet access and Office 2007, a brand new classroom with 36 PCs and state-of-the-art technology, two new computers with updated assistive technology, a collaborative work area, space for gaming, and a comfy WiFi lounge!
As you may know, the Community Technology Center (CTC) on Level 4 of the Central Library is under construction and will soon become a large, centralized space for public access computing, technology training, and yep, gaming!
These kiddos from Hope Communities tested out our consoles this summer during a six-week program designed to introduce them to the library, teach computer skills and information literacy, and have fun!
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.