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How To Make The Most Of Denver’s Libraries

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on May 31   |   Updated on July 6
a person peruses the bookshelves of a library

Get to know your local library. (Cyrus McCrimmon / The Denver Post / Getty Images)

There’s waaay more on offer through the Denver Public Library system than just books. From DIY tools and tech support to migrant resources and fresh groceries for families facing food insecurity, you can find it all at your local DPL branch.

🛠️ Library of Things: More like the library of everything  — with a DPL card, you can check out Chromebooks, wifi hotspots, bicycle repair kits, state park passes, museum passes, cameras, sewing machines, and tools!

☎️ Phone-a-Story: Running out of bed time story ideas? Dial 720-865-8500 for a vast collection of stories, songs, and rhymes available 24/7 in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Amharic.

💼 Resources for Ex-Offenders: DPL provides services — like reemployment assistance and housing / transportation resources  — to help formerly incarcerated people make the transition back into the community.

🧶 Older Adult Services: DPL offers events, classes, and curated resources geared toward the community’s senior citizens.

🏛️ Museum and Cultural Passes: Borrow a pass to visit some of Denver’s most popular cultural institutions, like the Butterfly Pavilion, the Botanic Gardens, the Denver Trolley, the Denver Zoo, Dinosaur Ridge, a number of local art museums, and much more!

🥕 Snacks and Food Boxes: In partnership with Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment, DPL distributes healthy snacks and grocery items to Denver households with youth 18 and younger.

🌎 Cultural Inclusivity Resources: Practice a different language, prepare for citizenship, or research immigration legal services through DPL events, classes, and programs.

But that’s not all — that’s just the tip of the resource iceberg at Denver’s public libraries. Check out DPL’s other services including home delivery, meeting spaces for use, services for people with disabilities, resources for students and educators, tech help, and more 👇

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