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Start Your Adventure With Geocaching

Geocaching at DPL

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. See Geocaching 101 for all the information you need to get started.

Michelle Jeske Named Denver City Librarian

Michelle Jeske, Denver's New City Librarian

The Denver Public Library Commission is pleased to announce Michelle Jeske as the new Denver City Librarian. She was named the leader of the Library system after a six month national search and assumes her duties March 2.

Increased Hours at Bear Valley and Schlessman in 2015

Expanded Hours

Expanded hours gives Lowry and Southwest communities additional access.

“The increase in hours at the Bear Valley Branch Library gives customers more access to our services and also gives a consistent start time throughout the week,” said City Librarian Shirley Amore. “We worked closely with Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz and the Denver City Council to increase these hours that ultimately benefit the Southwest Denver community.”

Volume: A Local Music Project is Live!

Volume

The Denver Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Volume, our new music website featuring local bands and musicians. DPL has always been about reaching out to support our community, and we're looking to reinforce that goal by offering our customers free streaming music and downloads. Most of this unique content is not available in big box stores, so Volume steps in to fill that gap by supporting local artists and connecting the people of Denver to our vibrant music scene.

Cherry Creek: One Branch One Story

Cherry Creek One Branch One Story

I guess if I were making a recipe for summer fun, I would take one tall dude, the book Monkey Ono, three silly librarians, stir all together, and voila…Story Time Extravaganza!

You might be able to substitute the silly librarians and possibly Monkey Ono for another title…but there is no substitute for Mark Randall of the Denver Nuggets Community Ambassador program.

Join us for Storytime at the History Colorado Center

History Colorado Center

The Denver Public Library and the History Colorado Center are teaming up for storytime!

Held in the museum's interactive exhibits, this storytime will focus on farm life, animals, cowboys, Colorado history, and more!

Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 3, 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 9:30 a.m.

Free adult admission to the History Colorado Center is available at the Central Children's Library while supplies last, and children 5 and under always get in to the History Colorado Center for free. No registration is required, ages 2-5 recommended.

Check Out the New Teen Blogs on Evolver

Create and Connect

The Denver Public Library's Teen Blogs have moved to the new Evolver teen website. There are blogs about topics just for teens, and teens can sign up for a blog account and contribute to Evolver too!

If writing a blog isn't your thing, you can submit art, poetry, videos, book lists, reviews and more. See how easy it is for teens to contribute to Evolver!

Good news - Blu-ray is coming to the library!

Blu-ray

How do I find out what Blu-ray titles you have?
Search our catalog and limit your search by the format Blu-ray, or click on the “Blu-ray On Order” link of the left side of the catalog page.

How many Blu-ray’s can I put on hold?
You are limited to 5 holds for Blu-ray titles that are 7-day checkout (feature films); 5 holds for Blu-Ray titles that are 21-day checkout (non-fiction and TV series) and 5 holds for Children’s Blu-Ray titles (these are all 7-day checkout) on your card at one time. You are still limited to a maximum of 30 holds (all formats combined) per library card.

2010 Annual Report of the Denver Public Library

The 2010 Annual Report (pdf) is now available.

In 2010, customers made 4 million visits to the Denver Public Library, borrowed 9.3 million items, and conducted more than 40 million online transactions.

Here are some Library numbers we believe are also important:

Why I Volunteer at the Denver Public Library

Asa

From a letter by Asa Erlendson - DPL Volunteer

I started volunteering at the Denver Public Library in February of 2010. I had just finished my first semester of my third year at Pitzer College in Claremont, California and had decided to take a leave of absence for the Spring semester. I needed to do something with myself during my time off because I didn’t want to only laze around (though I had plans to do some of that).

It was important to me that I pursued my interests: tutoring, working with kids, and continuing to learn. The library seemed like a good first stop. Ultimately, I accomplished my goal of tutoring and working with kids instead by volunteering with Denver Public Schools, but I also volunteered at the two nearest library branches to me at the time: Ross-University Hills and Eugene Field.

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