All DPL Locations Closed May 24-25

All Denver Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause.

You can still use many of the Library's resources even when the buildings are closed:

Ross-Barnum Closed May 4-25, Hampden Closed May 18-25, Westwood Closed May 22-25

For the safety of our staff and customers, the following branch library locations will closed for short periods during May:

The Westwood Branch Library will be closed Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 for repair of the parking lot, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 26.

The Ross-Barnum Branch Library will be temporarily closed, including the book drop, for window replacement beginning Monday, May 4, 2015 and will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Phone-a-Story: 24/7 Storytime Available on Your Phone


Have you ever wished you had a way to entertain your child while you are waiting in line? Are you too short on cellphone data to be able to play that song over and over again? Can you imagine having a storyteller always available? Stop looking, because the Denver Public Library, in collaboration with the Office of Children Affairs, offers Phone-a-Story, a great service that you can access just by calling 720-865-8500.

To Serve and Protect: The History of African American Police Officers in Denver Exhibit


The Denver Police Museum presents a look at the past, highlighting male and female African American police officers who have served the community. The exhibit will feature oral histories from retired officers, as well as uniforms, badges and other artifacts.

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.

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