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Anythink Communications Director Stacie Ledden Receives "Mover & Shaker" Award

Mar. 28, 2013 - 10:57 am
Anythink Communications Director Stacie Ledden has been named a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry by national publication Library Journal. In its...

Anythink to open new public library in Thornton, Colo.

Mar. 27, 2013 - 12:03 pm
On June 1, 2013, Anythink will open the doors to a new public library in Thornton, Colo. In this unique community partnership, the public library will be housed on Mapleton Public School’s Skyview Campus at 8990 York Street in southeast Thornton and will continue to serve community members of all...

Explore Outdoors at Anythink Wright Farms Certified by Nature Explore

Mar. 18, 2013 - 2:55 pm
Nature Explore, a collaborative project of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, has certified the Explore Outdoors space at Anythink Wright Farms as an official Nature Explore classroom, making it part of a network of recognized schools and organizations...

Anythink Seeks Artists in Residence for The Studio

Feb. 28, 2013 - 11:18 am
Anythink is currently looking for creative community members interested in sharing their skills with teens as Artists in Residence in The Studio at Anythink, the library’s new creativity labs.  Videographers, graphic designers...

Anythink Brighton to Host Sugar Beet Baseball League Exhibit

Feb. 22, 2013 - 3:32 pm
In conjunction with the Sugar Beet Baseball League, Anythink Brighton presents a month-long celebration of local history, culture and baseball this March. In addition to providing free baseball-themed programming for students, Anythink Brighton will also host a comprehensive exhibit of the Colorado...

Anythink to Host Game Design Workshop as Part of 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge

Feb. 20, 2013 - 2:18 pm
Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Anythink will host a comprehensive video game design workshop for middle and high school students of all abilities presented by E-Line Media. The workshop will take place at Anythink Wright Farms on Saturday, March 9, from 1-4 pm....

Anythink Announces Board of Trustees 2013 Meeting Schedule

Jan. 25, 2013 - 8:00 am
Anythink and the Rangeview Library District are pleased to announce the official 2013 meeting schedule for the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees consists of five members appointed by the Adams County Board of Commissioners and is responsible for the library district’s finances and...

Anythink Announces Construction of The Studio at Anythink Wright Farms

Jan. 02, 2013 - 9:00 am
Anythink will begin construction on their new digital learning lab, The Studio at Anythink Wright Farms, on Jan. 14, 2013. The Studio, slated to open in March 2013, will serve as a digital learning lab for teens, designed with an emphasis in digital media and collaboration/creativity in digital...
Gifts from the Heart at Anythink

Anythink Hosts Annual Gifts from the Heart Program in December

Nov. 26, 2012 - 5:31 pm
This December, Anythink’s Gifts from the Heart program brings community members together at local Anythink libraries to hand-make gifts for friends and loved ones. Throughout the first half of the...

Anythink Announces Makerspace Grand Opening

Nov. 13, 2012 - 10:45 am
Thanks to a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act and the support and enthusiasm from the Brighton community, the grand opening of Anythink Brighton’s teen makerspace is...

Anythink Brighton Awarded Grant to Design Teen Makerspace

Oct. 05, 2012 - 10:41 am
Collaborative Space Gives Teens Tools to Create, InnovateAnythink Brighton was awarded a Library Services and Technology Act grant for $18,849 funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to design a makerspace for teenagers in its...
Anythink's first Nature Explore Classroom will debut on Sept. 24

Nature Explore Classroom to Debut at Anythink Wright Farms

Aug. 31, 2012 - 9:46 am
Sept. 24 Celebration Will Feature Music, Tours and MoreOn Monday, Sept. 24, community members are invited to celebrate the opening of Anythink’s first Nature Explore Classroom from 6-7:30 pm at Anythink Wright Farms. This beautiful outdoor space will give children a creative outlet to connect with...

Anythink Café to Close Temporarily August 31

Aug. 14, 2012 - 10:08 am
The Anythink Café will close temporarily on Friday, August 31, 2012. The Bagel Bakery, the district’s current vendor for the café, is focusing the second half of the year on catering and the Thornton and Orchards locations and has chosen not to renew its contract with the library.“Over the past...

Kevin O’Connell Joins the Anythink Foundation Board

Aug. 07, 2012 - 4:20 pm
Community Advocate Brings Passion, Experience to Library Support OrganizationKevin O’Connell, a community-service advocate and retired telecommunications executive, was recently appointed to the Anythink Foundation...
Writer Dusty Saunders will visit Anythink Wright Farms on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Columnist Dusty Saunders Visits Anythink in August

Jul. 26, 2012 - 10:43 am
Award-Winning Journalist to Speak About Life in MediaOn Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 pm, writer and longtime Rocky Mountain News reporter Dusty Saunders will speak at Anythink Wright Farms to share his...

First Nature Explore Classroom to Open at Anythink

Jun. 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm
Creative Outdoor Space Looks to Debut in Aug. 2012Thanks to generous support from community members and local organizations, Anythink’s first Nature Explore Classroom will be built at Anythink Wright Farms in July and August. Nature Explore Classrooms are dynamic learning spaces that help children...
Author Eric Litwin is coming to Anythink in July.

Eric Litwin to Perform at Anythink Libraries in July

Jun. 27, 2012 - 11:41 am
“Pete the Cat” Author Comes to ColoradoAcclaimed children’s author Eric Litwin will perform at three Anythink libraries in July. In true troubadour fashion, Litwin brings comedic stories to life with interactive songs that get kids singing, dancing, laughing and falling in love with literacy.In...
Anythink's new library catalog will debut on Monday, June 11.

Anythink Launches New Library Catalog

May. 29, 2012 - 10:45 am
Beta Release Available to Public Starting June 11On Monday, June 11, Anythink customers will have access to a robust new library catalog with a clean new look and improved functionality. Whether accessing it from home or at the library, the new catalog will provide a user-friendly experience while...
mySummer kicks off Saturday, June 2 at Anythink.

mySummer Returns with New Experiences at Anythink Libraries

May. 08, 2012 - 10:15 am
Unique Summer Reading Program Runs June 2-July 28This June and July, Anythink invites everyone to READ THINK DO once again with mySummer, the district’s popular summer reading program that runs from June 2-July 28. Known for emphasizing creative experiences, this edition of mySummer comes with...

Thomas Locker Exhibit to Debut at Anythink Wright Farms

Apr. 13, 2012 - 3:44 pm
“Art and Nature” Collection Honors Famed Career of Late PainterIn partnership with Fulcrum Publishing and the Anythink Foundation, a national traveling...