Jefferson County’s First 21st Century Library

The Golden Public Library is just across Clear Creek, a quick walk from most of the buildings on campus. It is only about 10 minutes from the Arthur Lakes Library, and yet most people still have not been there.

Maybe you are too busy with classes or you aren’t interested in reading books just for fun, or maybe the dingy looking building puts you off. If your reason is the latter, don’t worry because it soon won’t be.

The Golden Public Library is currently undergoing remodeling work, which began on March 20th. It will be closed until June 11th. Jefferson County is excited to “provide Jefferson County’s first 21st century library.”

The Golden Public Library was originally a gym before it was filled with shelves full of stories. All of the new designs “reflect input received from Golden residents at community meetings held last summer”.

There will be all kinds of new features directed at different members of the community. For the younger audience, there will be a larger, more open children’s area as well as a larger teen area that is equipped with enhanced technology. For people who are more technologically inclined, there will be updated technology in the public access area as well as the meeting room to support public presentations. There will also be more informal spaces for community interaction and exchange, including a community living room with a fireplace, a large quiet area, and a study room.

The library, with its shiny and fresh new look, is scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 12th, but until then there are still plenty of services available. All of the normal book club meetings, storytimes and other events are going on as planned, but in other locations which are detailed on the library website: jeffcolibrary.org. Also, while the library is closed, there are still plenty of ways to check out books. In addition to the other libraries across Jefferson County, there will also be a Bookmobile parked outside of the library on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information regarding the remodeling of the library, please visit their highly informative website. Even if you never got the chance to see the Golden Public Library before it closed, get excited and ready to see the brand new, freshly remodeled library!



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