Entries by Susan Spring

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Kars4Kids Grant

We’re excited to announce that we’ve received a grant from Kars4Kids Small Grant Program.  Read JCLF executive director Jo Schantz’ extensive written interview at Kars4Kids.

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Doing good for you and the planet – one Whale of a Book Sale at a time!

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 […]

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 […]

Thank you Colorado for a Fantastic Colorado Gives Day!

December 11, 2019. Thank you everyone who so generously donated on Colorado Gives Day!  We had a 32% increase in donations from last year and a 23% increase in donor support!  We feel so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful Colorado community.  Your generosity yesterday will touch and enhance the lives of […]


Kudos to Exec. Dir. Jo Schantz on Project STAR – Helping Homeless Teens in Golden

As a part of her involvement in Golden, Colorado’s Leadership Golden training,  JCLF Executive Director Jo Schantz and her cohort members conceptualized and proceed to create Project STAR – a program that gives  homeless and unaccompanied teens at Golden High School basic necessities ranging from RTD passes, laundromat vouchers, food, and a wide range of […]


Book Donations – When and Where

Jefferson County Library Foundation welcomes donations of books, CDs, VHS tapes, and DVDs in good condition! We’re open Monday – Friday (excluding holidays and special events) from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. to accept donations.  It’s always best to call first to make sure someone is available to help you – call 303-403-5075 with your […]


The BEST Volunteers. (period)

To every person who volunteered for the Whale of a Used Book Sale, to every company who supported their employees in joining us to raise funds for Jeffco Public Library at the Whale Sale, and to every volunteer and organization who generously gives their time, knowledge, and dedication to the Foundation’s mission year-round – none […]