Grand Prize Peep Winners

I See What You Mean

We are excited to announce the grand prize winners of the 2015 Peep Contest! This year the theme was "a famous painting or sculpture."

Congratulations to our "all ages" winner, the Park Hill Teen Advisory Board! They created Denver's big blue bear sculpture, I See What You Mean, with blue Peeps. We loved their creativity and shout-out to Denver!

The "adult" grand prize winner was submitted by a customer at Ross-Cherry Creek who created Peeps Playing Poker. It is an intricate masterpiece with amazing detail.

Plaza Voices: Día del Niño

Photo of smiling baby.

Here at Denver Public Library, we are always finding reasons to celebrate. Join us this Sunday, April 26, at the Central Library for Día del Niño (Day of the Child), an international celebration of children!

12 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Your Library (For Kids)

Play Space at Central

What better time than National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015) to expand people’s appreciation of libraries. Here's a look at several, sometimes overlooked, services Denver Public Library offers.

Denver Public Schools Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition

Yesterday staff from the Denver Public Schools and the Denver Public Library worked together to hang over 100 amazing artwork made by middle school students and now the Denver Public School Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition is here! The art will be on display from April 7-27 in the Level 5 Western History and Genealogy Gallery and in Schlessman Hall on Level 1. Come see these wonderful artworks created by Denver’s talented students.

Ready, Teacher Set, Go!

Teachers, did you know that librarians can put together sets of books for you to use in your classroom? Tell us about your topic, and we’ll compile a set of up to 30 books based on the grade and reading level of your students.

Cinderella, the World Traveler

There’s been a lot of buzz about the new Cinderella movie that’s in theaters right now. But did you know that the story has been around for centuries? And that there are over 1,000 versions of the Cinderella story from all over the world?

Her name can be Cinderella, but she’s also been known as Rose, Yeh-Shen, Aschenputtel, Cendrillion, Jouanah, Nyasha, Teresa, Damura, Domitila, Pongi, and more.

Create 3D-Printed Picture Books in the ideaLAB!

Our family ideaLAB workshops in March will be a little different than usual - we're hosting the team from Tactile Picture Books Project for two days of workshops with the end goal of creating 3D printed tactile picture books for children with visual impairment.

Earlier is Easier presents: The Raising of America episode viewing and community dialogue

Raising of America

Join Earlier is Easier to view a portion of an episode of the upcoming documentary The Raising of America, followed by conversation around the issues raised. The compelling stories portray the realities of childhood in America and explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, stronger, and more equitable society.

Short sections of the film will be shown at 3 Denver Public Library locations:

Downton Kids: What Did Sybbie, George, and Marigold Read?

Cover of Winnie-the-Pooh

Downton Abbey fans have been asked since season one to consider the lives of the Edwardian aristocracy and their servants. Yet only recently have we been exposed to another group of Edwardians: with the arrival of Sybbie, George, and Marigold, fans are now getting glimpses of the life of the Edwardian child. We see how they dress and the rules that govern their lives. Yet given the literary allusions throughout the series, some of us at the Children’s Library wondered: what books might Sybbie, George, and Marigold have read?

Be a Rebel. Be a Rock Star. Be a Man and Read to your Kids.

Reading is rebellious. My conviction in believing this is just as strong as my belief in the sky being blue, or in beauty being ubiquitous.

Reading is the one thing I can still do to get in touch with the outlaw in me, the adolescent delinquent craving confrontation with authority. It’s because of this, too, that I read to my son every day. It’s the closest I get to doing something religiously. I want him to think for himself, rebel against anything that goes against his ideals and the integrity of who he is, who he will be.

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