Arvada Library doesn't show its age

The people at Arvada Library just celebrated a birthday of sorts. It was their own.

The library moved into its current location, on West 57th Avenue, 10 years ago this month.

Arvada Library was founded in 1938, and originally had to borrow books from Denver Library to rent out to other people. Nowadays, they have their own.

But in the age of iPads and e-readers, we wanted to know what's hot at the library. What are the items that still make it useful all these years later?

According to Jefferson County Public Libraries, "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn and "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson are the most popular books for grown-ups. Both have been checked out about 4,000 times.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" by Jeff Kinney and "Night of the Ninjas" by Mary Pope Osbourne are popular with the kids these days. They've been checked out about 2,500 times.

Those stats go back to 2010.

We found out the library offers far more than books to stay relevant. Users can also check out tablets, movies and culture passes, which offer users free entry to museums and parks. Card-holders can access computers for free, attend speaking events and even "book a librarian," to have one-on-one research help.

 

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