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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...

Anythink Board of Trustees passes resolution in support of 2019 ballot measure

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Anythink Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution in support of Ballot Issue 6A for additional funding for Anythink Libraries. The full resolution can be found below. At a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Anythink Board of Trustees referred the ballot measure...

Anythink Board of Trustees approves 2019 ballot measure

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Anythink Board of Trustees approved a ballot measure for additional funding for Anythink (also known as Rangeview Library District). The funding level for Anythink Libraries has remained the same since 2006. Since then, Adams County has gained more than 89,000 people....

Pop-Up Shops at Anythink Brighton highlight local businesses

Beginning on Aug. 17, community members are invited to shop local at the library. Pop-Up Shops will be hosted at Anythink Brighton on Saturdays through September 27, featuring three local vendors on each date. These pop-up...

OWN IT: Anythink hosts month-long workforce development series

This September, Adams County community members can hone their personal and professional skillsets at the library. Own It is an opportunity for individuals to gain confidence in their financial lives with expert-led programs and experiences at all seven Anythink locations. Despite having the world’s...

Anythink Foundation’s Sparkopolis returns on Sept. 7

On Sept. 7, 2019, community members and library supporters are invited to celebrate 10 years of Anythink at Sparkopolis, a one-a-kind fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation....

The Studio introduces new focus for artists

On Saturday, Aug. 17, The Studio at Anythink will host an open house at its Anythink Wright Farms location from 10 am to 3 pm. This open house provides an opportunity for the public to explore the new experiences and resources now available at...

Anythink celebrates 10-year anniversary

On Sept. 12, 2009, Anythink launched its first fully branded new library, Anythink Brighton. Since then, Anythink libraries have grown to become one of the most recognized library systems in the country. In honor of its tenth anniversary, Anythink is celebrating with the Anythink Anniversary Tour,...

Community farmers’ markets return to Anythink with expanded dates and locations

In continuing to provide Thornton residents with access to farm-fresh produce and health information, Anythink’s community farmers’ markets are returning in 2019 with expanded dates and locations. Hosted in conjunction with the American Heart Association,...

Tech boom tensions to be addressed by Denver leaders during the Better Arguments Project event

In an era of deep political and societal divides across the country, what does public discourse look like when “winning” is taken off the table? Grounded on the premise that American civic life doesn’t need fewer arguments, but better ones, the Better Arguments Project is a national initiative...
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Goats return to Anythink

This June, community members of all ages are invited to meet the friendly goats of Caramel Apple Farm at their local Anythink. An annual summer tradition, the goats provide an opportunity for visitors to learn first-hand about these fascinating, quirky...

Anythink’s Backyard Concert Series returns

The annual Anythink Backyard Concert Series, presented by Xcel Energy, returns in 2019 with a new lineup and opportunities to bring neighbors together through music. According to a...

Anythink partners with Denver Museum of Nature & Science for mySummer 2019

mySummer, Anythink’s annual summer program for all ages, returns May 20-July 31, 2019, with new partnerships and experiences....

Anythink partners with Adams County Elections to provide voter registration opportunities

In continuing its commitment to be a destination for civic engagement, Anythink has partnered with Adams County Elections to provide increased voting information and registration services at its libraries. Beginning May 18, 2019, Anythink’s three largest...

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