Library News https://www.denverlibrary.org/ en Branch Library Reopening Announcement https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/michelle/branch-library-reopening <span>Branch Library Reopening Announcement</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/still_here.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/still_here.jpg?itok=UEki-FJL" width="200" height="200" alt="#stillhere blue graphic with library logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/michelle" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Michelle</span></span> <span>March 9, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Dear Library Community,</p> <p>A little under a year ago we made the difficult decision to close all of our locations to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were so many unknowns about the virus at the time but we knew it was the best decision for the health and safety of our customers and staff.</p> <p>Over the past twelve months, our team has come together to innovate and deliver library services and programs in new ways. While our buildings have been closed to the public, our staff has been in our locations working behind the scenes to provide access to our collection via curbside pick up, bridge the digital divide via providing outdoor laptop access, and conduct outreach to our community via book giveaways, passing out care kits, and so much more.&nbsp;</p> <p>We have also been working to reopen our public spaces in a safe way knowing that the pandemic continues. While we are not out of the woods, we are delighted to announce that nine of our branch libraries will open to the public on Tuesday, March 9. The <a href="/content/bear-valley-branch-library">Bear Valley Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/ross-cherry-creek-branch-library">Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/rodolfo-corky-gonzales-branch-library">Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/green-valley-ranch-branch-library">Green Valley Ranch Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/hampden-branch-library">Hampden Branch Library</a>, <a href="/sam-gary-branch-library">Sam Gary Branch Library,</a> <a href="/content/ross-university-hills-branch-library">Ross-University Hills Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/valdez-perry-branch-library">Valdez-Perry Branch Library</a>, and <a href="/content/westwood-branch-library">Westwood Branch Library</a> will all open to the public during this first phase of our reopening plans. For more about hours and what to expect, visit the <a href="/COVID-19">COVID-19 information and updates page</a>.</p> <p>Our 2021 commitments to the community include providing access to our collection, providing technology access, and providing access to our public spaces. We’re pleased to make this step toward fulfilling our community commitments and assist our community in recovering from the pandemic while keeping safety top of mind.</p> <p>We have learned a lot over the past year and are proud of the resilience of our staff and community. Many of the innovations made during our public closure will be here to stay as life returns to normal like curbside service, laptop checkouts and virtual programming and events.&nbsp;</p> <p>Welcome back to your library, we are excited to see you.</p> <p>Sincerely,<br /> Michelle Jeske<br /> City Librarian</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/covid19-0" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:02:05 +0000 Michelle 558308 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Letter to the Community from City Librarian Michelle Jeske https://www.denverlibrary.org/covid-update-michelle <span>Letter to the Community from City Librarian Michelle Jeske</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/10/still_here.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/10/still_here.jpg?itok=pmDDQ8C_" width="200" height="200" alt="Image with library logo and #StillHere text" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/michelle" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Michelle</span></span> <span>October 21, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Dear Library Community,</p> <p>Since we closed our doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic seven months ago, we’ve been serving our community in new ways. We know you, our customers, are anxious to walk back through our doors and we are anxious to welcome you back. Our teams have been working hard to plan for reopening and we had hoped that we could make the announcement that we would be reopening several branches this month. However, due to rising COVID-19 case numbers in Denver, we have had to postpone our plans. We know this is disappointing for you and it is for us as well but we are continuing to prioritize the safety of our staff and customers.&nbsp;</p> <p>At this time we do not have a new target date to reopen our locations. We are working closely with public health officials and monitoring the data to inform a new opening date. &nbsp;</p> <p>When we do reopen you can expect us to open with a limited number of locations geographically spread across the city with limited hours and limited capacity to start. Our locations will also look a little different with meeting rooms, study rooms and ideaLABS closed and furniture and technology spaced out to allow for physical distancing. We’ve also installed sneeze guards at our points of service and have already begun disinfecting high touch surfaces frequently. &nbsp;Customers will be asked to wear a face covering when in the buildings and initially, to refrain from eating inside our locations - though covered drinks will be welcome.</p> <p>We hope to phase in the reopening of other branches after some initial branches are able to open. The Smiley and Byers Branch Libraries remain under construction for planned renovations through 2020. The Central Library is also about to undergo planned renovations and will not reopen until at least mid-2021.</p> <p>This pandemic has changed almost everything about all of our lives and has been challenging for all of us. We know the community relies on us for resources, services, programs and safe spaces. Please know that your library is still here for you, just in different ways. &nbsp;</p> <p>While we work to set a new reopening date, you are still able to access our programs and services virtually or on the phone, place holds for curbside pick up, use laptops outdoors at several locations, or visit a Bookmobile stop.</p> <p>We hope that you are staying safe and hope to see you soon.</p> <p>Sincerely,<br /> Michelle Jeske<br /> City Librarian<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/covid19-0" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:29:48 +0000 Michelle 452060 at https://www.denverlibrary.org New Virtual Programs, New Virtual Services, New Ways to Connect https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/james/virtual-services-during-closure <span>New Virtual Programs, New Virtual Services, New Ways to Connect</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/03/still%20here%20header-square.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/03/still%20here%20header-square.jpg?itok=l1VcH6e0" width="200" height="200" alt="We&#039;re still here" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/michelle" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Michelle</span></span> <span>March 26, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Dear Library Community,</p> <pdespite being="" closed="" locations="" our=""> <p>We encourage you to connect with us in new ways:</p> <ul> <li>Access our virtual services: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/dpls-collections-and-services-accessible-home">Virtual Library, Anytime</a> (books, entertainment, and services in your home)</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/hana/virtual-resources-gathered-and-curated-denver-public-library">Gathered for You</a> (virtual resources selected by Denver Public Library)</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/jenny/engage-us-online-book-clubs-storytimes-programs">Engage with us Online</a> (book clubs, storytime, programs)</li> <li><a href="/ask-us-chat">Chat</a>&nbsp;with a librarian 24/7 or&nbsp;<a href="/email">email a question</a></li> </ul> </li> <li>Access Spanish language resources on <a href="http://bibliotecadenver.org">bibliotecadenver.org</a></li> <li>Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/denverpubliclibrary/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/denverlibrary?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Twitter </a>or <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denverlibrary/?hl=en">Instagram</a> for community conversations and all the up to the minute news. Be sure to show us some library love by using #IHeartDPL in your posts!</li> <li>Subscribe to our content on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi_dKnYR_30VDmQbEabyPWw">YouTube</a>.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/newsletters">Subscribe</a>&nbsp;to one of our newsletters that will contain periodic updates on new services and helpful articles - Denver Experience (all Denver Public Library news), Flourish (Children’s focus) or Western History and Genealogy</li> </ul> <p>We hope you find these services and resources useful. Thank you for being a supporter of the Denver Public Library.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>Michelle Jeske</p> <p>City Librarian</p> </pdespite> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:35:21 +0000 Michelle 347243 at https://www.denverlibrary.org It's Our 130th Birthday and We're Celebrating . . . YOU! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/liberty/its-our-130th-birthday-and-were-celebrating-you <span>It&#039;s Our 130th Birthday and We&#039;re Celebrating . . . YOU!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/11/130th.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/11/130th.jpg?itok=oKCBWgKF" width="200" height="200" alt="Image of people dancing with the text &quot;It&#039;s our birthday and you&#039;re the star!&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/liberty" lang="" about="/users/liberty" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Liberty</a></span> <span>November 5, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>“I was born, and then I was quietly resentful of that fact for a few years...but then I went to a library and it was okay.” ― Helen Oyeyemi</p> <p> November 2019 marks Denver Public Library’s 130th year serving the people of Denver. Books come and go, internet sites flash then fade and a library is nothing without the people who call it their own.</p> <p>Over the years, we’ve taken a strong pride in designing programs and services for the unique neighborhoods and communities that each of our branch libraries serves. We’ve never strayed far from providing a focal point of literacy, learning, and culture, always based on a model of democratic public access, which everyone deserves.</p> <p>We thank you for continuing to support us in the ways that you have. Without you, there is no us, which is why we’re celebrating YOU by marking your library card.</p> <p>If you’ve been a member for 5 or more years, present your library card at any Denver Public Library branch and our staff will take care of the rest. Share a library story and get some bling for your card! We want to hear how you use your library card and what it’s done for you over the years.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/birthday" hreflang="en">birthday</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/star-0" hreflang="en">star</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/130th" hreflang="en">130th</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:09:52 +0000 Liberty 315656 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Bicycle Repair Kits Available for On-Site Checkout https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/chrish/fix-it-fix-it-real-good <span>Bicycle Repair Kits Available for On-Site Checkout</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2018/05/SM%20Bike%20Repair%20Kits.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2018/05/SM%20Bike%20Repair%20Kits.jpg?itok=h-VBqz7L" width="200" height="133" alt="Close up of bike chain with words &quot;Fix it! Fix it good!&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>April 9, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h3>Bike repair kits at all library locations</h3> <p>When you ride your bike, there's nothing worse than being away from home and getting a flat tire or needing to make an adjustment to your bike and not having the tools to get you back on the road. Or, you notice a malfunction before you even leave the house and you don't have the tools you need.</p> <p>Whether you're en route or just without tools, the Denver Public Library, in collaboration with the Denver Community Active Living Coalition, is providing <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?ctx=3.1033.0.0.1&amp;CN=1767011">bicycle repair kits</a> at all DPL locations.</p> <p>Each kit contains basic tools to repair tires or make adjustments to your ride:</p> <ul> <li>1 dual-valve pump with pressure gauge for inflating tires</li> <li>1 set of allen wrenches for minor adjustments</li> <li>1 adjustable wrench for minor adjustments</li> <li>1 set of tire levers to remove/replace a tire</li> <li>Tube patches, sandpaper and glue for patching a hole in a tube</li> <li>Illustrated instructions (English and Spanish) for fixing a flat tire</li> </ul> <p>Kits can be checked out for up to two hours on-site (at the library) and are available with your Denver Public Library card. Don't have a card? Don't worry! Staff can get you signed up instantly.</p> <p>The kits are provided by the Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC), a program of the Denver Department of Public Health and the Environment (DDPHE), a diverse group of community members who care about health and safety through physical activity. The group believes that all Denver residents, including kids, older adults, people with disabilities and the disadvantaged, should have equitable access to safe, vibrant places to walk, bike, ride transit and play.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/bike" hreflang="en">bike</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/repair" hreflang="en">repair</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/tires" hreflang="en">tires</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/mobility" hreflang="en">mobility</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/library-things" hreflang="en">Library of Things</a></div> </div> Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:20:24 +0000 ChrisH 135760 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL condemns acts of violence against members of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/michelle/dpl-condemns-acts-violence-against-members-our-asian-and-pacific <span>DPL condemns acts of violence against members of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/DPL_vert_2color.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/DPL_vert_2color.jpeg?itok=mghOkJI-" width="200" height="362" alt="DPL logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/michelle" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Michelle</span></span> <span>March 18, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Dear Library Community,</p> <p><strong>The Denver Public Library firmly condemns the increasing acts of violence against members of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities across the country. </strong>To our Asian and Pacific Islander community members, we see the hate and violence your community is facing and stand with you. We grieve with the survivors, victims, and their families in the aftermath of yet another horrific event.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week’s events in Georgia are a culmination of continuing acts of violence experienced by the Asian and Pacific Islander communities <a href="https://www.rafu.com/2021/02/stop-aapi-hate-new-data-on-anti-asian-incidents-against-elderly-and-total-national-incidents-in-2020/">over the past year</a>. They are also reflective of the violence these communities have endured at all points of US history, including our local history <a href="https://www.historycolorado.org/story/colorado-voices/2019/04/11/rise-and-fall-denvers-chinatown">here in Denver</a>. Although this week’s events have not been classified as hate crimes, we must dig deeper to understand the underlying racist and xenophobic narratives that have led us here. These violent acts are based on discrimination and white supremacy. We condemn all forms of racial violence and are committed to supporting the culture change required to bring this hatred to an end.</p> <p>As an organization, we have a role and responsibility to challenge racism in our community. Our vision is a strong community where everyone thrives. We stand committed to learning and growing in matters of racial equity as well as examining our roles in perpetuating inequitable systems. We call on our community, customers, and partners to join us in this journey through visible action, which we encourage you to share through <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMCu8QFdiUJ_6PwC2PyUAWyYV2hCdzqHqTUJstKTSpfyzubA/viewform">APALA’s Stand with APALA Against Anti-AAPI Racism</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>To our Asian and Pacific Islander community members, we are committed to showing up for you and invite any and all feedback on how to best do that during these exceptionally difficult times.</p> <p>In Solidarity,&nbsp;</p> <p>Michelle Jeske, City Librarian&nbsp;</p> <p>Other resources:&nbsp;<br /> <a href="https://www.apdc.org/">The Asian Pacific Development Center</a><br /> <a href="https://circles.modernhealth.com/series/healing-asian-communities">Live therapist-led group sessions for Asian Communities</a><br /> <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VlC77_qkK6ZobuftYqgMsO3CvSjI9k2X0N3g2PIdWME/edit">Asian Pacific American Librarians’ Association’s 2021 COVID-19 anti-xenophobia&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-JpBQZAPpewoDIe_akV0DADWMTIP0fwPxpNrExMZeNg/edit">Anti-racist information resources and COVID-19 Anti-Asian Racism Resources for K-12.&nbsp;</a></p> <h4><a href="https://bibliotecadenver.org/blog/dpl-condena-los-actos-de-violencia-cometidos-en-contra-de-los-miembros-de-nuestras-comunidades">DPL condena los actos de violencia cometidos en contra de los miembros de nuestras comunidades asiáticas y de las Islas del Pacífico</a>.</h4> <h4><a href="/thu-vien-cong-cong-denver-dpl-len-cac-hanh-dong-bao-luc-doi-voi-thanh-vien-cua-cac-cong-dong-2">Thư Viện Công Cộng Denver (DPL) lên án các hành động bạo lực đối với thành viên của các cộng đồng Người Châu Á và Người Đảo Thái Bình Dương của chúng ta</a>.</h4> <h4><a href="/yaweebu-reese-yadeenevare-yahhezebe-beetamatsaahhefete-yaeseyaanaa-yapaasifike-daseetoce">የዌቡ ርዕስ፡ የዴንቨር የሕዝብ ቤተ-መጻሕፍት የእስያና የፓሲፊክ ደሴቶች ማህበረሰብ አባሎቻችን ላይ እየተፈጸመ የሚገኘውን ጥቃት ያወግዛል፡፡</a></h4> <h4 class="text-align-right"><a href="/mktbt-dnfr-alamt-tdyn-amal-alnf-dd-afrad-mjtmatna-mn-alaswl-alasywyt-wjzr-almhyt-alhady-0">عنوان للويب: مكتبة دنفر العامة تدين أعمال العنف ضد أفراد مجتمعاتنا من الأصول الآسيوية وجزر المحيط الهادئ</a></h4> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:14:37 +0000 Michelle 564068 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Museo de las Americas Joins DPL's Museum Pass Program! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/stacey/museo-de-las-americas-joins-our-museum-pass-program <span>Museo de las Americas Joins DPL&#039;s Museum Pass Program!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Museo-Logos-Vector-01.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Museo-Logos-Vector-01.jpg?itok=945YXaXD" width="200" height="200" alt="museo de las americas" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/stacey" lang="" about="/users/stacey" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">stacey</a></span> <span>February 16, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Testigos-Postcard-2.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Testigos-Postcard-2.png?itok=vl8iVm0l" width="200" height="129" alt="Testigos" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/museo.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/museo.jpg?itok=Sehp91qQ" width="200" height="107" alt="Museo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>We are pleased to announce that <a href="https://museo.org/">Museo de las Americas</a> joins us as our newest museum and cultural pass partner. Located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, Museo de las Americas is the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain region.</p> <p>Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educating the community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas, from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.</p> <p>Denver Public Library’s museum and cultural pass program is designed to give library card holders who might not otherwise visit cultural institutions in the greater Denver area a chance to visit nearby museums and cultural institutions at no charge. Free passes may be booked online up to 30 days in advance of your visit. &nbsp;A permanent DPL library card in good standing is required.&nbsp;<br /> To visit Museo de las Americas <a href="/museum-passes">book online now!</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/museo-de-las-americas" hreflang="en">Museo de las Americas</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/museum-passes" hreflang="en">Museum Passes</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:33:47 +0000 stacey 549823 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Denver Public Library honors African American leaders during annual Juanita Gray Community Service Awards https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/dcochran/denver-public-library-honors-african-american-leaders-during-annual <span>Denver Public Library honors African American leaders during annual Juanita Gray Community Service Awards</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Juanita%20Gray%20ad04.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Juanita%20Gray%20ad04.jpg?itok=HZRkwk6b" width="200" height="200" alt="Juanita Gray Community Service Awards - announcement of winners" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dcochran" lang="" about="/users/dcochran" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dcochran</a></span> <span>February 8, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/terri_gentry%20%281%29_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/terri_gentry%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=K_A-Au7i" width="200" height="129" alt="Terri Lynn Smith Gentry" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Tay%20Anderson_0.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Tay%20Anderson_0.jpeg?itok=S7ZCBhBL" width="200" height="113" alt="Tay Anderson" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/jayla_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/jayla_0.jpg?itok=h79RHvOr" width="200" height="133" alt="Jayla Hemphill" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Jason%20McBridge_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Jason%20McBridge_0.jpg?itok=iMQFvDJr" width="200" height="200" alt="Jason McBride" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Denver Public Library honored four community members at the annual Juanita Gray Community Service Awards ceremony. The event, held virtually this year, is a signature part of the library’s Black History Month celebration.&nbsp;</p> <p>Annually,&nbsp;&nbsp;Denver Public Library along with the Library Commission honors African American men, women, and youth who have made outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area through the <a href="https://history.denverlibrary.org/recipients-juanita-ross-gray-community-service-award">Juanita Gray Community Service Awards</a>. Juanita Gray was a former library staff member and community advocate.&nbsp;&nbsp;The awards were established in 1988 to honor Gray’s legacy, dedication, and advocacy of the African American community. Each year, the Juanita Gray Awards committee consisting of community and library staff members ask the community for their nominations and selects a winner.</p> <p>The 2021 Juanita Gray Community Service Award recipients are: Terri Lynn Smith Gentry (top Image on the left), Jason McBride, (fourth image on the left) and Tay Anderson (second image on the left). The Youth Award recipient is Jayla Hemphill (third image on the left).&nbsp;</p> <p>A third generation Denverite, Terri Lynn Smith Gentry is an interior designer and owner of A Terrific Design; she is also a sales manager at Joy’s Consigned Furnishings. Gentry is a board member of the Black American West Museum and Heritage Center. She conducts museum and walking tours and gives presentations to schools, community groups, government agencies, and businesses.</p> <p>Hailing from a family of educators, Tay Anderson &nbsp;is an At-Large Director on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education. He has dedicated his life to protect the rights of women, African Americans, Latinx, LGBTQIA, Indigenous, Muslim, and disabled persons. Anderson has participated in public demonstrations and dialogues with school district leaders, state leaders, and members of Congress.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jayla Hemphill is the 2021 Youth Award recipient. The 2021 Youth Award includes a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Visible. Hemphill is a high school senior and community activist.&nbsp;&nbsp;She was a speaker at the Denver Public Schools Black Lives Matter rally and participated in the Be the Change event. Additionally, she delivered a speech at a gun control rally advocating for gun laws at the Colorado State Capitol. Hemphill is an active member of Students Demand Action and has been instrumental in the effort to recruit teachers of color for employment for her school.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jason McBride is a champion for our youth. Born and raised in Park Hill, he has worked in the East Denver community since 2010. He hosts an annual school supply drive as well as gives out hot lunches. McBride hopes to show young people in our community there are options in education and expose them to different career choices.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year’s nominees also included Dr. Joyce Brooks, Sandy Douglas, Bishop Kevin Foreman, Elijah Huff, Ari Lipscomb, Janice McDonald, Jonathan McMillan, LaDios Muhammed, Maedella Stiger, LaDawn Sullivan, Marcus Weaver, and Sondra Young.&nbsp;</p> <p>“The Denver Public Library is so proud to host this annual event honoring unsung heroes in our city,” said Michelle Jeske, Denver’s City Librarian. “All of this year’s nominees are truly exceptional and we salute their commitment to our community.”</p> <p>The library is offering several virtual events and programs in honor of Black History Month, they can be found <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity/dbrooks/celebrate-black-history-month">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/black-history-month" hreflang="en">Black History Month</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Mon, 08 Feb 2021 19:30:00 +0000 dcochran 547262 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Chromebooks and Internet Hotspots Now Available to Borrow! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/stacey/chromebooks-and-internet-hotspots-now-available-borrow <span>Chromebooks and Internet Hotspots Now Available to Borrow!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Woman%20Using%20Laptop%20Computer_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Woman%20Using%20Laptop%20Computer_0.jpg?itok=cKAdzsBX" width="200" height="133" alt="Chromebook checkout" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/stacey" lang="" about="/users/stacey" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">stacey</a></span> <span>February 1, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Almost 20% of Denver households still do not have broadband service at home, and low-income households and vulnerable groups are much less likely to have access. Access to computers and internet has always been a popular service at our libraries and with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues to be a critical need in our communities.</p> <p>To help address this need, on February 1, we added a large collection of Chromebooks and internet hotspots to our circulating collection. All of these items will check out for a 3-month period. Anyone with a full privilege, permanent <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/library-card">DPL library card</a> in good standing can borrow these items. You can place a request via our online catalog or by calling 720-865-1111. Our library buildings remain closed, but we offer<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-holds"> curbside pickup</a>&nbsp;(and returns) at all of our locations. These items cannot be returned via a book drop.</p> <p><strong>There are 3 options for checkout:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=3&amp;cn=2201114">Chromebook + Hotspot Package</a></li> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=2&amp;cn=2201046">Chromebook Only</a></li> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=2&amp;cn=2184283">Hotspot Only</a></li> </ul> <p>Many thanks to Denver Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO) for helping to make this new collection possible!</p> <p>For those who may not be able to borrow one of these items, we are also still offering free Wi-Fi outside of <a href="/locations">all library locations</a> 24/7, and <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/technology/stacey/free-and-lowcost-tech-resources-denver">outdoor computer access</a> at many of our locations.</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/chromebooks" hreflang="en">Chromebooks</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/wifi" hreflang="en">WiFi</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/hotspots" hreflang="en">Hotspots</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> Mon, 01 Feb 2021 17:43:34 +0000 stacey 542233 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Winter of Reading: Request a Curbside Bundle! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news-library-pro-tips/desiree/winter-reading-request-curbside-bundle <span>Winter of Reading: Request a Curbside Bundle!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/01/grabbag.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/01/grabbag.jpeg?itok=XSqa7Cif" width="200" height="249" alt="grab bag" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/desiree" lang="" about="/users/desiree" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Desiree</a></span> <span>January 29, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Remember how exciting “grab bags” were as kids, usually at a county fair or a retailer clearing out stock? Perhaps you’ve recently gotten into one of the many available curating services, now ranging from everything from shoes to board games. Well, do we have news for you: introducing DPL’s not-so-best-kept secret, the curbside bundle! </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/winterofreading">Winter of Reading</a>, our annual adults’ reading program with fun prizes, is here, and you can meet one of your activity requirements by requesting a curbside bundle. As librarians, it brings us joy when we can connect the right book with the right reader. While that doesn’t look quite the way it once did, it is a privilege to be able to wander our stacks selecting books for bundles using our expertise alongside your interests. Rest assured, when you make a curbside bundle request, there is a lot of thought, pride and care that goes into its creation. Plus, did we mention all of this is free? </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Sign me up!” you say? Read further to learn how to get in on the action! </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Start here at denverlibrary.org and select the Recommendations link up top: </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <img alt="start" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0e22a96c-b975-4760-b7d4-444e13657bf0" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/%231.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Then select Curbside Bundles on the left-hand side: </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <img alt="#2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6625db83-081d-4588-bcc5-3c078cb4a2ab" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/%232.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now select the age group you want your customized bundle to be for -- we make bundles for any age, from infant to older adult! </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <img alt="#3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6407e019-15ab-44e0-a8c6-ecf3c4535007" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/%233.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Lastly, fill in the form with all the information you’d like us to know and your preferred pick-up location. Note: the more details you provide, the better we can customize our selections. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <img alt="#4" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="273589b4-708a-49df-83f2-ed86cc5c4e1b" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/%234.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Hit submit and that’s it! Simple, sweet, and (hopefully) just the right amount of serendipitous book joy in your life. Not able to make it to curbside? Check out our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a> service to get your own list of recommendations sent electronically, which will also meet a Winter of Reading activity requirement. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Enjoy, and have a delightful Winter of Reading! </span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-pro-tips" hreflang="en">Library Pro Tips</a></span> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 29 Jan 2021 15:49:33 +0000 Desiree 539694 at https://www.denverlibrary.org