Denver Public Library ArtPark branch opens, serving Five Points, Cole, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods
The library is intended to serve the Five Points, Cole, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
It’s time to hit the stacks: DPL’s yet-to-be-named ArtPark Community Hub subsidiary library is officially open!
The branch, the Denver Public Library‘s 27th, will begin welcoming visitors on Tuesday, February 15. The 7,000-square-foot space offers pickup services, laptop rentals, and Wi-Fi. Visitors can also book community meeting rooms and soundproof audio recording rooms, and check out the Denver Library. Zine on the second floor of the branch.
Although based in the RiNo Art District, the branch is intended to serve the Five Points, Cole, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
“We are thrilled to bring a new secondary library to a new community this year,” City Librarian Michelle Jeske said in a statement. “Our last new branch opened seven years ago, so we are very excited to grow our footprint and serve even more people in our community.”
The branch is part of the ArtPark Community Hub, a three-acre public space and a collaboration between DPL, RiNo Art District, City and County of Denver, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, and Focus Points Family Resource Center. Hub Visitors can enjoy green spaces, art galleries, food and community programming.
The ArtPark branch is currently undergoing a naming process led by community members in partnership with Councilor Candi CdeBaca. Once a name has been chosen, DPL will hold a Grand Opening Ceremony for the branch.
The new DPL branch at 1900 East 35th St. is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.