On Jan. 27, 2015, Anythink staff were presented with the Reaching In Award from School District 27J for their service to the Brighton community. The Reaching In Award is regularly issued to community members or organizations who make positive impacts on the students and staff of School District 27J, a system that serves more than 16,500 students in Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton and Aurora, and encompasses parts of Adams, Broomfield and Weld counties.
As of January 2015, Anythink Bennett now operates new hours. The library is now open 10 am to 7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 am to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Anythink Bennett is closed on Sunday and Monday. These updated hours allow customers to access the library during peak attendance times, as well as maintain a greater consistency with hours of operation at other Anythink locations.
Anythink libraries and administrative offices are closed Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Anythink announces the 2015 meeting schedule for the Rangeview Library District Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees consists of five members appointed by the Adams County Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for the library district’s finances and formulation of policies.
Anythink libraries and administrative offices are closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Friday, Dec. 26.
On Wednesday, Dec. 31, all Anythink locations and administrative offices will close at 3 pm and will be closed all day Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, for New Year’s Day. All branches will reopen Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.
Anythink has been awarded $32,000 by Adams County Open Space to help build Explore Outdoors at Anythink Commerce City, an outdoor classroom designed to help children make connections with the natural world. Explore Outdoors at Anythink Commerce City will complete Anythink’s Explore Outdoors project, which started in 2010 with the vision of outdoor classrooms at three Anythink locations in Thornton, Brighton and Commerce City.
In continuing to provide the community with high-demand services, Anythink announces two new additions to its online resources. Anythink customers can now access Rosetta Stone, a premier language-learning software, and Lynda.com, a leading online learning platform that provides more than 2,500 comprehensive tutorials for business, creative, software and technology skills. Both programs are available to all Anythink customers, requiring only an Anythink card and email address.
Anythink’s annual Gifts from the Heart program returns to inspire creativity and bring community together during the month of December. Customers of all ages are encouraged to celebrate the season of giving at a number of Gifts from the Heart programs at their local Anythink. Each program will provide an opportunity for attendees to create special one-of-a-kind gifts to share with friends and loved ones.
In an effort to demystify coding and continue its commitment to STEM programming, Anythink is partnering with Code.org to bring Hour of Code to students across Adams County. Throughout Computer Science Education Week – Dec.8-14, 2014 – students can visit their local Anythink to explore fun, hands-on coding tutorials that will help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills.