We can't help but be biased: libraries are pretty cool places to spend your time. Arapahoe Libraries isn't just books: there's more to explore with 12 cool things you can do at Arapahoe Librariesopens a new window, plus classes and eventsopens a new window for all ages, personalized book and movie recommendationsopens a new window and more. We've grown a lot from our beginnings in 1966opens a new window.
- Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day. Say thanks to a library employee!
- Wednesday, April 10: National Bookmobile Day. Did you know Arapahoe Libraries has a bookmobileopens a new window and offers home delivery service and mail serviceopens a new window? BONUS: Watch Biblioburro: The Donkey Libraryopens a new window on Rocky Mountain PBS to learn about the first bookmobile in the U.S.
- Friday, April 12: D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Day. Why April 12? Beverly Clearly wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8opens a new window, and now D.E.A.R. days are held on Beverly Cleary's birthday.
LET'S GET READING
- Library Love: Stories from the Libraryopens a new window.
- Books About Booksopens a new window and Books About Librariansopens a new window.
- All Things Bibliophiliaopens a new window and literary historyopens a new window.
- Add these 62 most beautiful librariesopens a new window to your travel list.
- Which of these 25 most famous librariesopens a new window in the world have you visited?
- Love architecture and libraries? Check out this list of the most spectacular libraries around the worldopens a new window.
Tell us what you love about libraries in the comments below.