MISSION STATEMENT: We Open Doors for Curious Minds
Rangeview Library District is proud to serve the residents of Adams County through its seven Anythink libraries serving the communities of Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton and the Perl Mack neighborhood of Denver. For community members outside of these areas, the district offers outreach services through its Bookmobile, Anythink in Motion, visiting area schools and Adams County neighborhoods.
Originally the Adams County Public Library, in January 2004, Rangeview Library District became independent from Adams County and now operates as its own entity, overseen by a five-member Library Board of Trustees appointed by the Adams County Commissioners. ACPL was founded in 1953, and first served county residents solely out of a bookmobile. The district has grown exponentially in the past 50+ years to its current seven libraries, with four new libraries constructed in the past two years.
Rangeview Library District’s current and future growth is due to the support of the Adams County community, who in November 2006 voted to approve a mill levy increase to help fund the library. Since then, through the leadership of library director Pam Sandlian Smith, the library system has shifted course and positioned itself so the branches are not only valuable resources but community gathering places.