This spring, the Denver Public Library is seeking local music for a flagship program it's preparing to launch called Volume Denver. "We were talking about how we really wanted to do something to get some content that you can't find at Walmart or the other big box stores," says Joan Hansen of the lib ... More >>
Where do our libraries come from? Beginning at the turn of the last century, there was a building boom across the nation, thanks to the deep pockets of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. In Denver alone, nine Carnegie libraries were built early in the twentieth century -- five of which still operate as ... More >>
If social media is the communication tool of the future, the Denver Public Library doesn't want to be left in the dust, and that's why the library will launch its ambitious Creating Your Community (CYC) social archive -- a participatory opportunity for people to share stories of their Colorado herit ... More >>
The Denver Public Library is in financial trouble. Since 2003, city budget constraints have caused the system to cut hours, reduce staff and spend less money on new books. And it may only get worse: Next year, the library has been instructed to cut another $2.5 million from its budget. Start ... More >>
Denver's street-food scene is exploding, what with all those cupcake trucks, biscuit-mobiles, gastro-carts on wheels and upscale taco wagons hawking their foodstuffs all over town. And the trend hasn't gone unnoticed by the Denver Public Library's free Fresh City Life programs, which integrat ... More >>
Last year, it was potato salad. This year, the Denver Public Library is making book on salsa, asking readers to submit their best recipes; the top six will battle it out for $600 in prizes during Salsa Wars. Organizer Chris Loffelmacher promises that this Fresh City Life program, held in con ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Library books don't grow on trees, you know. Wouldn't it be great if you could just negotiate-away your overdue library fines? If you could stroll into the Denver Public Library, offer them $1 and have your borrower status upgraded from "terribly horrible" to "awesomely awesome ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Bring these back ... or feel the PAIN (of no more library books)!Attention literary scofflaws, Anne of Green Gables hoarders and people-who-lose-shit-in-the-backseats-of-their cars! The Denver Public Library is out to teach you a lesson in 2010, and the lesson goes a little som ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The Denver Public Library has long been hip to technology, whether it's offering DVD selections that rival Blockbuster or allowing patrons to download tawdry B-movies from its website. Now the institution's getting into the smartphone craze, having developed a mobile website o ... More >>
The press advisory from Michael Huttner of ProgressNow Action identifies Carol Kreck, pictured above, as a "60-year-old librarian" -- a description that's technically accurate, but which plays on at least a couple of stereotypes, as noted in this More Messages blog about Kreck's arrest outside a Joh ... More >>
The item on the Denver Post's Politics West blog about the ticketing of Carol Kreck outside a July 7 town hall appearance by presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain refers to her as a "60-year-old librarian," following the lead of the ProgressNow Action website, which sent out a news ... More >>
The Denver Public Library raises its sale.
Are you a man or a mouse?
Swallow Hill makes it easy for kids to jump into dreamland
Underneath the Lintel is a compelling hunt for meaning.
From the week of September 4, 2003
Members of the Friends Foundation donated their lives to the library. Those days are over.
Koelbel Public Library
Schlessman Family Branch Library
Book on down to the Denver Public Library for bargain reads.
The Denver Public Library closes the book on borrowing 1,000 items.
Highlands Ranch Library
Denver Toy Library
Smiley Branch Library
From the week of November 22-28, 2001
Are you a man or a mouse? Read all about it.
Community Health Resource Center
Denver's famous Black American West Museum may be history.
The unfiltered truth.
The Denver Public Library plans to pull the plug on Internet hogs.
A fight over gargoyles at the new Montrose library gets ugly. Naturally.
A LEAKY ROOF DAMPENS ENTHUSIASM AT THE NEW LIBRARY.
WELDON KEES HAS BEEN GONE FIFTY YEARS, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY, HE WROTE THE BOOK.WHERE'S WELDON KEES WHEN WE NEED HIM? CHECK OUT THE STRANGE SAGA OF THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY'S CRANKIEST EMPLOYEE.