Bond Program Improvements at Denver Public Libraries
Naming the New Branch Library in West Denver
The deadline to submit a suggested name for the new branch library in West Denver was May 15. We thank the community for providing us an incredible amount of feedback. The Library Commission is in the process of reviewing all the documents, and will be discussing it at their June 20 meeting. Información en español.
Newly Constructed Branch Libraries - Now Open
Sam Gary Branch Library
The grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Visit the new Sam Gary Branch Library to take a look around, say "hi" to the staff, and check out some great new materials!
Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
The Green Valley Ranch Branch Library opened to the public on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, with a community-wide celebration on Saturday, March 12. The new branch is a library of the twenty-first century, incorporating the latest in library technology. It was constructed using environmentally friendly materials and building systems. Also, the Library has recently been awarded the Library of the Year by the Colorado Association of Libraries!
Renovated Branch Libraries
- Bear Valley Branch Library
- Central Library
- Decker Branch Library
- Ford-Warren Branch Library
- Hampden Branch Library
- Montbello Branch Library
- Park Hill Branch Library
- Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library
- Schlessman Family Branch Library
- University Hills Branch Library
- Valdez-Perry Branch Library
- Virginia Village Branch Library
- Woodbury Branch Library
The Better Denver Bond Program
These improvements are part of the infrastructure package approved by voters in November 2007, (Ballot Issues B thru I) which also includes funding for parks, streets, public safety, cultural institutions and other important infrastructure needs. In all, over 200 projects are part of the $550 million bond package, and all projects will be completed within five years (end of 2012). See the complete list of other scheduled City bond projects.
For more details, visit denvergov.org/bondprojects or call Michael Murphy at 720-865-1151 for additional library improvement questions.