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Public Computer Use to Require Password Beginning November 16


Beginning Monday, November 16, 2015, using a public computer at any Denver Public Library location will require customers to enter their Denver Public Library account password in order to protect access to personal account information. This is the same password you use with our self-checkout machines or to login to your online Library account, otherwise known as "My Account."

Colorado Association of Libraries Recognizes Denver Librarians and Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library

Sarah McNeil

Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) recognized two Denver Public Library staff members at its CAL Conference Awards luncheon in Loveland on October 23. Sarah McNeil was named Librarian of the Year and Carol Edwards received the Career Achievement Award. In addition, the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library was named CAL Library of the Year.

Improved Self Checkout Experience!

New Self Checkout

Forgot your card? Forget waiting in line! If you know your Denver Public Library card number or username, you can key it in at self checkout.

Prefer to carry your Library barcode on your phone? No problem. Our new self checkout scanners are able to read from barcode apps like CardStar.

Artist in Residence at Ross-Broadway Branch Library

Just Try It

Artist in Residence ​is Denver Public Library’s first Artist in Residency Program designed to support our local art community and encourage exploration of resources available at the Library. The chosen artist will be given a $500 stipend, be paired with a Library staff member to aid in researching the proposed topic and be provided with a space at the Ross-Broadway Branch Library to make new small-scale work.

New Tunes Tuesday 4/21/15


Today we're releasing five new titles just added to Volume: Denver Public Library's free local music project. Volume features Colorado bands from a variety of genres, and allows our customers to download and stream this great local music for free.

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library Grand Opening: February 28

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales

Community Celebration set for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Denver residents are invited to join Mayor Michael B. Hancock, District 1 City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd, Denver Public Library Commission President Jay Mead, City officials and community partners to celebrate the grand opening of the new Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library in West Denver.

Community Invited to Meet Final Candidates for City Librarian Position

First City Librarian John Cotton Dana

The Denver Public Library Commission will host an open forum for city librarian candidates on Monday, February 23 from 5–7 p.m. at the Denver Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center. The forum will allow the public to meet the final candidates for the Library’s chief officer.

Fine Forgiveness Month - Extended Through December!

Fine Forgiveness
Mes de Descuento de Multas

Take Half Off Account Balances Through the End of the Year (We Want to See You in the Library!)

As part of our 125th anniversary celebration, the Denver Public Library will reduce outstanding customer fines by one-half through the end of December for a one-time “fine forgiveness” promotion.

Library Love Story: David Bondarchuck

David Bondarchuck

David Bondarchuck was once a homeless teen living in a shelter off of Colfax Avenue in Denver.

Every day he’d take the bus to the Denver Central Library and read cookbooks and books about entertaining – cover to cover—as though they were text books.  The Library provided him with safe haven and the knowledge he needed to pursue his passion. In 2011, just four years after David founded his own local catering business, Scratch Catering Services, two of his dreams came true: he was invited to decorate the White House for the holidays, and was featured on the Martha Stewart show. In 2012 he returned to the White House and is now a free-l

Weigh and Win: Get Paid to Lose Weight

Weigh and Win!

A Weigh and Win kiosk is now available for use during normal business hours in the Burnham Hoyt Room, Level 1 of the Central Library. The public is invited to join the program and use the kiosk to measure their BMI (body mass index). Participants with a BMI over 25 will be eligible to receive financial incentives for losing weight.

Weigh and Win is a free program sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, to help participants move towards a healthy lifestyle by providing tips on healthy eating, and detailed exercise regimens based on your current activity level.

Some of the benefits of this program include:

  • Daily Coaching
  • Tracking Your Progress Online
  • Cash Rewards for Success
  • Monthly Prizes
  • A Healthier You!
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