Anythink works to break down barriers by creating opportunities for people to connect with ideas and each other. Here are just a few ways that the library is building bridges in the community.
AnyAbility is Anythink’s program designed for adults with disabilities. By working with local agencies like North Metro Community Services and Next Chapter Book Club, Anythink has been able to forge stronger relationships with these adults and provide a space for them to feel included and welcomed in the community.
The Studio at Anythink is guided by the philosophy that customers of all ages thrive when they discover and follow their passions, collaborate with others, and become creators. The Studio matches people not just to tools – like video editing equipment and software – but to the actual organizations and mentors providing hands-on training to help facilitate technological and creative learning.
In 2015, Anythink hosted a series of block parties designed to help residents make new friends and celebrate community. Working in conjunction with local parks, fire departments and cities, the Anythink Block Party provided an opportunity for people to learn more about their community – and their library – in the places where they live, work and play.
By partnering with groups like Food Bank of the Rockies and Colorado Access to Justice, Anythink is able to help reach people directly at the library with everything from food assistance for kids to free legal resources for adults. Connecting people to vital resources – whether it’s help updating voter registration or providing information about local health services – is an important part of supporting the community at every stage in life.
Did you know that 82 percent of all businesses in Adams County are small businesses? Hosted in September 2016, Anythink Startup Month partnered community members with special guest experts and organizations – including the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute and local economic development centers – to help foster business and career skills. Anythink continues to provide spaces, programs and resources catered to the community’s entrepreneurial spirit.
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