Denver Public Library

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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyOffers a variety of library-related services to the community, including the following:
- Homebound Library Services
- Technology Classes
- Social Worker Assistance
- Ask Us Chat Service
MissionConnects people with information, ideas, and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen the community.
HistoryIn June 1889, City Librarian John Cotton Dana established Denver's first public library in a wing of Denver High School. He referred to it as a "center of public happiness." In 1910, the city opened a Central Library building of its own, a Greek temple design funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and located in downtown's Civic Center Park. Between 1913 and 1920, Carnegie also underwrote construction of the city's first eight branch libraries. They would serve a growing city that had previously relied on traveling trunks of books.
LocationDenver County
Geographic AreaStatewide
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureWalk in to apply for a library card, or call for more information.
Intake RequirementsClients need to provide the following in order to get a free library card:
- Photo ID
- Proof of address
Agency TypeGovernment - City
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityAny resident of Colorado is eligible for a Denver Public Library Card. Customers who are age 12 and under must have a parent or guardian sign for them.
Hours of OperationMonday, Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Central Library Branch)
Contact Information
Contact's NameChris Henning
Physical Site Address 110 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Physical Site City, State, ZipDenver, CO 80204
Main Phone(720) 865-1111
TDD Phone(720) 865-1472
Director Information
Director's NameMichelle Jeske
Director's PositionCity Librarian
Director's Phone(720) 865-1111
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered01/25/1996
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Denver Public Library
Affiliated Programs: Denver Public Library
Affiliated Services: Ask Us Chat Service – Denver Public Library
Career Online High School - Denver Public Library
Community Resources - Denver Public Library
Homebound Library Service - Denver Public Library
Library Services - Denver Public Library
North Denver Resource Center - Denver Public Library
Services to Immigrants and Refugees - Plaza Program - Denver Public Library
Technology Classes - Denver Public Library