We all know how wonderful the JeffCo Library Foundation is, but maybe you’ve been wondering how you can give back. This post is a roundup of the best ways to give back to the Foundation and steps you can put into action. As always, we thank you for your support!

Donate Your Time


Our volunteers make such a difference in what we do, how we do it, and how well we do it, that their contributions are truly invaluable.

Last year, volunteers logged over 12,000 hours of service in support of Jefferson County Library Foundation events. We have volunteers who work regular shifts at the Foundation office, donation areas in libraries, and at the Used Book and Gift Shop, and we have many who donate their time for one or more shifts at book sales.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Belmar Gift & Book Shop, please contact alison.egbers@jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-403-5079.

If you are interested in volunteering in our donation warehouse, please contact don.dube@jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-403-5076.

If you would like to volunteer for the Fall 2019 Whale Sale, please contact kim.hightower@jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-403-5074.

Donate Books


Have you recently started watching Marie Kondo’s new show on Netflix? Once you’ve tidied up your bookshelf, we’d love to have you donate your books to the Jefferson County Library Foundation and support the programs and services of the Foundation and the Jefferson County Public Library! We accept:

  • Books
  • Encyclopedias published in the last ten years and those published before 1950
  • Collectible magazines published prior to 1940
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • LPs

We do NOT accept:

  • VHS
  • Cassettes
  • Magazines

Donate Funds

The Jefferson County Library Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the programs and services of the Jefferson County Public Library. We help to support programming throughout the year targeting early literacy, technology access, education, and cultural engagement.

There are many ways to donate financially on our website, including recurring donations so you don’t even have to think about it if you’d like to give monthly.

Donate Your Vehicle

Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, jet ski or snowmobile to the Jefferson County Library Foundation and receive a tax donation. This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487. Make sure you ask for us by name (Jefferson County Library Foundation) or you can use this convenient link.



Have you heard about AmazonSmile? All the convenience of Amazon, but with a charitable twist! When you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5.% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It’s just that easy! Select the Jefferson County Library Foundation, Inc. as your organization and start shopping!

margaret coel

We are so excited that Margaret Coel will be joining us at this year’s Friends Luncheon. She’ll be there with books to sell and sign at the event. You definitely won’t want to miss this one!

Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation and featuring Jesuit priest Father John O’Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden.

The novels have received wide recognition. They have been on the bestseller lists of numerous newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. Five novels have received the Colorado Book Award. The Spirit Woman received the Willa Cather Award for Best Novel of the West and was a finalist for the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for Best Novel.

She is a native Coloradan who hails from a pioneer Colorado family. The West — the mountains, plains, and vast spaces — are in her bones, she says.

About the Friends of Jefferson County Public Library

Friends of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is a membership program of the Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the programs of JCPL through fundraising and advocacy. Friends of JCPL are famous for their used book sales, selling more than 200,000 used books throughout the year and raising nearly $250,000 annually to support the programs of JCPL.

Don’t forget your tickets

Do you have your tickets to the Annual Friends Luncheon yet? They are going quickly so make sure to get one while you still can!

January 25th, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-annual-luncheon-featuring-margaret-coel-tickets-54010501865