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Anythink launches Anythink Everywhere

While Anythink’s public library buildings are temporarily closed, Anythink staff is connecting with community members through digital resources, virtual storytimes, tutorials, and much more. Anythink Everywhere is an opportunity for library...

Anythink hosts Town Square 2020

This spring, Anythink is encouraging Adams County residents to discover their civic voice with Town Square 2020. From March 16-April 11, customers of all ages are invited to visit their local Anythink for programs and experiences designed to bring neighbors together for connection, reflection and...
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Anythink Bennett hosts photography workshop and showcase

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 15, Anythink Bennett will host a series of photography workshops led by local instructor Pattie Lindsay. Participants will discover the best practices for shooting high-quality photos using just their...

Anythink libraries closed in observance of Presidents Day

Anythink libraries and administrative offices are closed Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in observance of Presidents Day. All locations will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, Feb. 18. 

Civic Saturday returns to Anythink

On Saturday, Jan. 25, Anythink will host its second Civic Saturday, a public gathering designed to cultivate civic engagement and tradition. Through a morning of readings, song and small-group discussion, Civic Saturday...

Anythink Libraries closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Anythink libraries and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
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Anythink named Business for the Arts Award honoree

Anythink has been named as a 2020 Business for the Arts Award honoree by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA). This annual award honors outstanding business and arts partnerships from across...

Anythink announces Board of Trustees 2020 meeting schedule

Anythink announces the 2020 meeting schedule for the Anythink 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. The Anythink Board of...
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Anythink announces holiday closures

Anythink libraries and administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. All branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. All locations will also close at 3 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, and...

Anythink finance manager elected to statewide library board

Anythink Finance Manager Nan Fisher has been elected as treasurer for the Colorado Association Libraries (CAL). As part of this volunteer position on the CAL executive board, Fisher will be managing the finances of the state’s official chapter of the American Library Association. The organization...

Anythink to delay opening on Dec. 17

Anythink libraries and administrative offices will delay opening on Tuesday, Dec. 17 for an all-staff meeting. Anythink Brighton, Anythink Huron Street and Anythink Wright Farms will open at 10:30 am. Anythink Bennett will delay opening until 11 am. Anythink Commerce City, Anythink Perl Mack and...

Anythink will discontinue its Lynda.com subscription in 2020

Beginning Dec. 30, 2019, Anythink will discontinue its subscription to Lynda.com, one of the library’s many popular online learning resources. We encourage all customers to complete their Lynda.com courses before this date. Earlier this year, Lynda.com was acquired by the professional networking...
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Anythink releases podcast series

In late 2018, Anythink hosted The Kitchen Table, a multi-sensory experience at its Anythink Wright Farms location in Thornton. In this transformed space, the library recreated one of the most common gathering...
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Anythink libraries closed in observance of Thanksgiving

Anythink libraries and administrative offices are closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.

Ballot Issue 6A for Anythink Libraries does not pass

In August, the Anythink Board of Trustees voted to refer a ballot measure for additional funding for Anythink Libraries. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, Ballot Issue 6A lost by approximately 3,700 votes. The library issued the following statement from Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith: “We are...
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Anythink Foundation Board adds newest member

Chantel Long is the latest appointee to the board of the Anythink Foundation, a nonprofit that supports creativity and learning opportunities by raising private funds for special programs and projects at Anythink. ...
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Anythink to implement new library community engagement system in early 2020

In February 2020, Anythink will become one of the first libraries in the country to implement OCLC Wise, a new community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. Developed by OCLC, a nonprofit global...

Anythink hosts master plan meeting in Reunion

Anythink is hosting a community meeting at the Bison Ridge Recreation Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to share information about its current master plan and the potential new library planned for the Reunion Center. Residents will hear from library leadership, the architects working on the master plan...

Gretchen Lapham appointed to Anythink Board of Trustees

Gretchen Lapham is the newest member to join the Anythink Board of Trustees, a five-member governing board that oversees Anythink’s finances and formulation of policies. Lapham fills a slot vacated by long-time board member Linda Wisniewski, whose term expired this year. Lapham has lived in the...

Anythink staff member named fellow with the National Afterschool Matters Fellowship

Anythink Perl Mack youth services guide Brittany Jacobs has been named a 2019-2020 fellow with the National Afterschool Matters Fellowship (NAMF), a one-year professional development and leadership training program. Hosted by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at Wellesley College...

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