Denver Public Library’s new ArtPark branch is officially open

The library is intended to serve the Five Points, Cole, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods. 
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Senior librarian Mónica Lozano, neighborhood services manager Jenny LaPerriere and DPL communications manager Oliva Gallegos stand inside the future Denver Public Library branch at the ArtPark Community Hub off Brighton Boulevard. Aug. 19, 2021.
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Time to hit the stacks: DPL's yet-to-be-named ArtPark Community Hub branch library is officially open!

The branch- Denver Public Library's 27th- will begin welcoming visitors on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The 7,000-square-foot space offers collection services, laptop rentals and Wi-Fi. Visitors can also reserve community meeting rooms and soundproof audio recording rooms, and check out the Denver Zine Library on the branch's second floor.

While based in the RiNo Art District, the branch is intended to serve the Five Points, Cole, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.

"We're thrilled to bring a new branch library to a new community this year," said city librarian Michelle Jeske in a statement. "Our last new branch opened seven years ago so we're 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 collaboration between DPL, RiNo Art District, the City & 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 Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca. Once a name has been chosen, DPL will host 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.

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