Library News

Denver Takes Center Stage at White House Conference on Education

City Librarian Michelle Jeske outside the White House

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and City Librarian Michelle Jeske travel to White House to showcase partnerships for student learning

Free aloe plants at Ross-Broadway

UPDATE 1/28/16: All aloe plants have been given away. Our seed library is available to browse during all library opening hours.


Faster, More Reliable Internet Coming to All Denver Public Library Locations

Faster Internet

Your browsing experience at the Denver Public Library is about to get faster — much faster. In February, we’re creating a new independent network for the library that will provide faster, more reliable Internet access for our customers.

To accommodate the changeover to the new network, all Denver Public Library locations will be closed Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15 for both the changeover and the Presidents Day Holiday. We hope to have the new network up and tested by Tuesday morning.

Where is Fresh City Life?

After 10 years of producing some of Denver’s most original and interesting events, we’ve decided to take Fresh City Life in a new direction in 2016. We’ll still be around, just in a slightly different capacity.

Plaza Voices: New Americans Project Advisory Board

Are you interested in helping to shape services for immigrants at the Denver Public Library? Get involved and apply to the New Americans Project advisory board, a group of community members interested in immigrant, refugee, and asylee programs at the library. This board will meet bimonthly to give library staff guidance and feedback on how to better meet the needs of our City's newest residents. This board will be encouraged to support the goals of the New Americans Project and members are expected to serve a one-year term.

Announcing the Winners of Our “How Do You See Denver?” Library Card Design Contest

Card design by Nathan Greyman

This summer, we asked Denver residents to send us their best visual representation of Denver and boy did we get some great responses! We received more than 200 submissions that showcased everything from the Front Range mountains to cultural sites to our own Library locations. The creativity and originality of submissions was off the charts and our judges had a hard time narrowing down the selections to just a few.

After an extensive review period, our judges settled on four final designs to be used for Denver Public Library cards in 2016:

Plaza Voices: Care for All

Lulu, a Plaza staff member & new contributor, writes:

Public Computer Use Now Requires Password


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.

Plaza Voices: Immigrant Bazaar - "Far from home...homemade goods"

Naghem S., a Plaza staff member, writes:

On Saturday September 19, 2015, the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library hosted the Immigrant Bazaar. Merchants from all walks of life showcased their beautiful homemade goods. Along with tasty food and a gorgeous late summer day, this event is one to be remembered for days to come. Sitting under tents and enjoying the energetic environment, vendors supplied customers with an extensive variety of food, art, clothing, jewelry, and film.

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