Need more reasons to reserve your shopping time at Fall Whale Sale?  Here are some GOOD ones (for you AND the planet)!

Did you know that:
  • World consumption of paper has grown 400 percent in the last 40 years.
  • Paper and paper products account for 25% of all landfill waste in the US and more than a third of all Canada’s waste.
  • Paper manufacturing is the third largest user of fossil fuels worldwide.
  • Every year in the US, more than 2 billion books are published.
  • About 40 million tons of paper that could be recycled is thrown away each year in the US.

So not only do you get some great books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs at great prices, you’re also helping the planet!

Our donation hours have changed!  Due to changes in State health recommendations, we will begin accepting donations Monday – Wednesday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

All donated items are quarantined for at least 96 hours prior to processing for sale to the public.  By accepting donations only three days per week, we can ensure that items are properly quarantined for the health and safety of our staff, our volunteers, and the public.

Please read the donation instructions that we have posted here.

Thank you for supporting us as we adapt to the ever-changing COVID landscape.

Be well. Stay healthy.

As of July 1, the Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) has reopened for book donations from the public. We also accept contributions of CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. We are open for donations MONDAY through THURSDAY, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We request that all donations come in sturdy boxes. If donors have more than 6 boxes to donate, please call JCLF ahead of time at 303-403-5076 to speak with Neil Thoreson, our warehouse coordinator.

JCLF is following health and safety protocols to guard against the spread of COVID-19:
• Donors must wear face coverings and remain in their cars.
• Donors are directed to call the phone number listed on a sandwich board placed outside the warehouse.
• Our staff and volunteers (wearing masks and gloves) will retrieve the donations from cars and place them in an on-site POD (to quarantine donations for 72 hours).
• We will gladly give donors a receipt for their contributions.

Our volunteer corps is back in action, as well, but on a limited basis. In observance of social distancing and safety requirements, we are allowing no more than 3-4 volunteers in the warehouse and sorting areas at a time. Volunteers must wear face coverings, and must also wear gloves when handling items donated by the public. All volunteers must undergo a temperature check and read and sign off on our health/safety protocols before working in the JCLF office and warehouse.

Questions? Please call us at 303-403-5075.


The Foundation offices are closed until further notice. Please check back for updates.

The Gift Shop at Belmar Library is closed until further notice.

The Friends of JCPL online Amazon and eBay stores are closed until further notice.


Cancelled Events:

The Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale, scheduled for May 28 – 31, 2020 is cancelled.  Please join us for the Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale, scheduled for October 16-18, 2020 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds.