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Jefferson County Library Foundation

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Seniors

Location

10790 W 50th AvenueSuite 200Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Jefferson County Library Foundation’s mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community!

Description

Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) provides critical support to Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL), expanding free programs and services to all Jefferson County residents. Through public outreach, advocacy and fundraising JCLF strengthens JCPL and promotes greater awareness of its valuable resources and services, helping JCPL ensure free and equal access to information and great literature to all Jeffco residents.

Our primary outreach activities include our Spring and Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. These 3-day sales attract more than 5,000 book-loving bargain-hunters, take about 200 volunteers to run and raise more than $70,000 for JCPL programs each sale.

Funds raised are allocated to important Jefferson County Public Library programs, such as Summer Reading, a crucial program that keeps school-aged children engaged in learning and away from the "summer slump," early literacy programs and Culture Pass, just to name a few.

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