May 26, 2022

Colorado: Jefferson County Public Library Partners with Local Breweries For “Stouts and Stories, Ales and Tales” Special Event

From The Denver Post:

Your local public library offers a lot more than books these days, and Jefferson County Public Libraries is partnering with nearly 20 area breweries to prove it.

Stouts & Stories, Ales & Tales, a free program, kicked off Sunday and continues through Nov. 15. It aims to entice Jeffco residents to get to know their local library. The lure? Discounted brews, contests and activities, like learning to etch pint glasses and listening to local brewers discuss their work.


Manager of programming Cindy Jaye said Jeffco Public Library has seen a persistent dip in library use by adults ages 18-35.


The Jeffco team is focusing on “taking the library out of the library,” Matthews said — emphasizing new benefits offered to library users, such as free admission to state parks and museums and free movie, television and audiobook streaming.

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