Announcing the first ever Denver Public Library Academy!

Think the library is just about books? Join us to learn how the library’s programs and services contribute to our community and promote an inspired and engaged Denver. This nine-week course is a unique opportunity to get an inside look at our work, our staff and our customers, and come away with the knowledge to advocate for the library within our community.

  • Program open to applicants age 14 and up
  • Applicants under the age of 16 must apply and attend the program with an adult
  • Sessions are Tuesdays 6-8 p.m., September 12 - November 14 (excluding October 31)
  • Application will be open July 1-August 15 with notification of acceptance by August 25
  • There is no cost to attend

Apply to the Denver Public Library Academy

Session Topics

Denver Public Library Overview - Mission, Values, Guiding Principles and tour of the Central Library

          September 12: Central Library, Floor 7 - Please Note, this session is from 6-8:30 p.m.

Early Childhood Development and Early Learning Efforts at DPL

          September 19: Sam Gary Branch Library

Positive Youth Development and Out of School Learning

          September 26: Valdez-Perry Branch Library

Buying and Finding Books + Adult Programs

          October 3: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Genealogy, African American and Western History Resources

          October 10: Central Library, Floor 5

Services to Immigrants and Refugees

          October 17: Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library

Customers Experiencing Life Challenges with our Community Resource Specialists

          October 24: Decker Branch Library

Research Services - Small Business, Nonprofits, Patents  and other Hidden Gems

          November 7: Smiley Branch Library

Digital Literacy and 21st Learning and Technology Access and Training

          November 14: Hampden Branch Library

Apply to the Denver Public Library Academy

For more information, call 720-865-2031 or send an email.

Written by Annie on July 6, 2017


cc on July 6, 2017


Is this meant for youth/young adults, or can adults of any age attend?

Breanna Stewart on July 6, 2017


Interested in attending and finding out more details.

Victoria on July 12, 2017


Will there be online (either social media or e-mail) reminders of these meetings?


The current plan is to do them via e-mail and/or a calendar invite. We will be sure to check in with the cohort to see what might work best. 

Sue on July 12, 2017


Is parking available for the downtown sessions?

Shaylee on July 12, 2017


I won't be back in Denver until October, so could I still apply even though I won't be able to attend the first 3-4 sessions?


We invite you to apply if you would like and acceptance will depend on the availability of spots.  If you do decide to apply, please make a note in your application. Thank you for your interest!

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