Our offices will be closed Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Day

We will reopen for donations Tuesday, January 18, 9AM-4PM

Shop Whale’s Tale Books & Gifts at Colorado Mills Mall 

Sunday-Friday: Noon – 6 PM
Saturday: 11 AM – 6 PM

We are located next to Dick’s Sporting Goods and have gently used books, CDs, LPs, DVDs, unique new gifts, jewelry, accessories, gift baskets and more for sale at discounted prices.

Take a virtual tour of our store.

Over $23,000 raised on #CoGivesDay

(a new CoGives record for generosity and giving for our organization)!

At Jefferson County Public Library

Explore Colorado for FREE using Culture Pass!

JCPL purchases memberships at local art, culture, history and outdoor destinations so that library cardholders can explore Colorado for free. Culture Pass benefits vary by destination. Each library cardholder is eligible for two Culture Passes per month. Limit one pass per institution, per library card at a time. Book your Culture Pass at  https://jeffcolibrary.org/culture-pass/

Free Tax Help for Seniors at JCPL – Reserve your space today!

Get free tax help from AARP IRS-certified volunteers who offer free tax counseling and preparation services to millions of taxpayers with special attention to elderly and low-to-moderate income taxpayers. There are a limited number of free tax counseling appointments available between February 1 – April 15.

Learn more at https://jeffcolibrary.org



Donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and LPs accepted on

Mondays and Tuesdays from 9AM to 4PM.

Click here for more information.

Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) provides critical support to Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL), expanding free programs and services to all Jefferson County residents.

Are you a friend of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL)?

For decades, the Friends have been advocates, volunteers, and supporters of JCPL.  Our members believe that our Library is the heart of our community and that each Friend “multiplies the good” work of the Library.  We raise more than $100,000 annually in support of JCPL through our Whale of a Used Book Sales, and Whale’s Tale/Baby Whale bookstores.  Become a Friend today. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @JeffcoFriends

JCLF’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. 

If you gave last year, here is some of what YOU helped us accomplish.  And if you didn’t, here are FIVE great reasons to give!

  1. Early Childhood Literacy Programs that help children be reading-ready by Kindergarten. Baby’s First Books and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten help pre-school children and their families get the support they need to help them succeed!
  2. Jefferson County Library Challenge Program. In 2020, Jeffco residents completed over a half million Imagine Your Story: Explore  Summer Reading activities!
  3. STEMGirls – middle-school girls gain leadership skills as they run STEM-based exploration groups for elementary school students.
  4. Belmar Library Expansion – we’ve helped fund the Edgewater Family Place and Standley Lake Library Discover Together: Outdoor Adventure Space installations, and this year we’re helping to support Belmar Library’s remodel and expansion.
  5. The semi-annual Whale of a Used Book Sale – these events draws thousands of book lovers for a weekend of fun and book-shopping that raises funds.

Need more reasons? None of this would have been possible without our 300+ community volunteers and without YOUR support. Thank you!


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