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 >>
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.