8 Amazing Denver Libraries

baby admiring spring colors before going to some denver libraries

Let’s talk about Denver libraries! Libraries are really cool places where you can find lots of books and fun things to do. They’re not just for reading or reserving books and movies – they have events for everyone, like storytime for kids and workshops for grown-ups. So, here I am going to share some libraries that you should for sure check it out if you haven’t already.

Denver Libraries

Central Library

When I think of Denver libraries, the first that comes to my mind is the Central Library which is pretty easy to find because of its unique art and architecture. The exterior and interior are absolutely stunning.  This library is amazing, and the architecture is unique and impressive, so it’s a great place to take your kids, look for amazing books and, don’t forget to check out the Legacy Table. The Central Library is a lot more than books, and it’s my favorite library that I have been to.

This branch offers Book Clubs, Community Technology Center, Kids Storytime, access to laser printers, 3-D printers, laser cuters, and classes that include coding basics, and other applications. So, be sure to check out this library.

Where: 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Ross-Barnum Library

This smaller Denver library is packed with books and lots of classes and events. The Ross-Barnum Library is an active library with its large Community Learning Plaza offering classes that include movie night, English classes, acrylic painting, lots of crafts and storytime.

Where: 3570 W. 1st Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO 80219

Woodbury Branch Library

Thislibrary was built in 1913, and was named after Roger Woodbury, who came to Denver in 1866 and was editor of the Denver Tribune and the Denver Times. The architecture itself is something to be admired, with unique features include its red clay tile roof, high arched windows, and stone gables. And just like others branches, they offer several classes and workshops including story time, craft time, film club, lego club and other ways of entertainment for the whole family.

Where: 3265 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211

Ross-Broadway Branch Library

Despite its size, the Ross-Broadway Branch Library excels with its Featured Titles program, reducing wait times for bestsellers. They also host Coffee Connections, where members and those experiencing homelessness can enjoy coffee, donuts, and conversation.

Additionally, their seed exchange program promotes sustainability, helping save money and diversify urban gardens. Any seed type can be picked up or dropped off here.

Where: 33 E. Bayaud Ave, Denver, CO 80209

Denver Public Library: Hampden Branch Library

Hampden Branch Library is near the Cherry Creek State Park. It’s slightly a smaller space, but offers amenities including the Community Learning Plazas that offer classes for GED study, computer skills, and homework tutors. It is also home to the ideaLAB, where members can learn new skills like sewing. They also provide yoga classes for adults – all presented by Shanti Home.

Where: 9755 E. Girard Ave, Denver, CO 80231

Park Hill Branch Library – Denver Libraries

The Park Hill Branch runs alongside Montview Boulevard, reflecting the area’s notable residential designs. It combines the Victorian style of Park Hill with the early 20th-century Arts and Crafts homes.. This unique building boasts unique features including the arched entrance, indoor fireplace, original wood bookcases, and a warm atmosphere perfect for curling up and reading a book. This branch offers storytime, kids and adults bookblub, arts and crafts shops, and many other things for toddlers to adults.

Where: 4705 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207

Schlessman Family Branch Library

The Schlessman Family Branch Library provides a lot of unique programming and events, which most created for children but . They have body and brain workout classes, cooking classes, baby storytime and many more. For adults, they also provide knitting and iPhone photography classes which is absolutely amazing.

Where: 100 Poplar St, Denver, CO 80220

Sam Gary Branch Library

This library is located in Stapleton, which is now called Central Park. The staff is known for being always friendly, and it’s a great location to read a book, take your kids, or just relax by the fireplace on cold days. The IdeaLab is a great resource for a couple hours of creativity and the lab is well-supplied.

This branch offers: baby, toddler and older kids storytime, youth game night, IdeaLab, meeting spaces among other things. And another plus, it’s right next East 29th Avenue Town Center with lots of restaurants and things to do for the whole family.

Address: 2961 Roslyn St Denver, CO 80238

Denver Libraries

So, what do you think of these libraries. Have you been to any of them? If not, it’s time to visit a few this summer. Also, it’s a great time to schedule a family or portrait session. I am a Denver Photographer and I would love to answer any questions you have. Click here to take a look at my work.

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