Website and Catalog Tip – Pin Us to Your Home Screen

Did you know you can add shortcuts for your favorite websites to your device's home screen? Save time opening your browser and typing in the same URLs over and over with this easy tip that will give you one-click access to your favorite sites. We are going to walk through adding arapahoelibraries.org to your home screen, so […]

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Colorado Play and Learn

Did you know that Colorado libraries, including Arapahoe Libraries, developed an app just for kids ages 0 to 5? The Colorado Play and Learn app debuted during 2016's One Book for Colorado and is still going strong. It was made with you in mind. Pick your child's age and the practice you'd like your child […]

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Koelbel Con for Kids

Join us Sunday, July 30 from 1 to 6 at Koelbel Library for Koelbel Con! Come dressed as your favorite character from a movie, book, television show or your own imagination. We'll have games, talks, a special guest appearance, authors, vendors and LOTS of costumes, so bring even your littlest fan for a fun day […]

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Background Knowledge

Background knowledge is what a child knows about a subject before they learn about it formally. So how can we prepare children for the road ahead when we don't know what they'll need? Try out these tips to increase your child's background knowledge: Talk about it! Use your own knowledge to increase background knowledge. Does […]

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Home Delivery and Books By Mail services!

DID YOU KNOW that Arapahoe Libraries has a home delivery service, and a books by mail service for individuals who cannot get into a library, regardless of age? This includes people who lack transportation, not just those who have physical limitations. And both services are FREE!! These services are available to all patrons living within […]

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Tech Tips – August

"Do you have classes on smartphones and tablets?" From Tech Specialist Chuck: Lynda.com has great online classes on learning how to use Apple iOS and Google Android devices, but if you need one-on-one help, book a librarian or walk in to talk with a tech specialist at the library to get answers to specific questions. […]

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Staff Share Their Fandom

Ain't no geek like a library geek, 'cause a library geek don't stop! We're pretty passionate about everything we do — including geeking out. With Koelbel Con (the libraries' pop culture extravaganza) right around the corner, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite things.  Doctor Who Is there a doctor in the house? You know […]

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The Flavor of Life

Chill out with this cool idea! The next time you're out shopping for ice cream at the store or stopping by your favorite local ice cream shop, take some time to talk about the flavors you see. Pointing out the new and different flavors, their colors, their ingredients and wondering what they may taste like […]

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How to Get Funding: the 5 C’s of Business Credit

One of the biggest concerns for most entrepreneurs is funding. There is nothing more frustrating that preparing a business plan and being turned down for a loan time and time again, but there is always a reason. The 5 C's of business credit are what banks use to evaluate a borrower and determine from both a […]

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