Denver Public Library Resources

March 30, 2020

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Denver Public Library Summer of Adventure

Choose your own READ, MAKE, and EXPLORE path and complete 15 activities to finish the program. Once you complete the program, bring your Adventure Guide to any Denver Public Library location to receive a free book after July 31. You will also be entered to win gift cards to local businesses or family passes to our local cultural institutions.


Register here today or call 720-865-1111. The Summer of Adventure brochure and Adventure Guide will be available to print from home, can be mailed to you along with a Foldscope, or once we open our libraries, you can stop in to pick up. We hope you have fun reading, making, and exploring!

El Verano de Aventura de la Biblioteca Pública de Denver

Elige tu propia aventura y completa 15 actividades del programa LEYENDO, CREANDO o EXPLORANDO. Una vez que termines el programa, lleva tu Guía de Aventura a cualquier sucursal de la Biblioteca Pública de Denver para recibir un libro como premio después del 31 de julio. También serás incluido en un sorteo semanal para ganar tarjetas de regalo para negocios locales o pases familiares para algunas de las famosas instituciones culturales de nuestra ciudad.


Inscríbete aquí hoy o llámales al 720-865-1111. El folleto de Verano de Aventura y la Guía de Aventura estarán disponibles para imprimir desde tu hogar, se te pueden enviar por correo junto con un Foldscope o una vez que nuestras bibliotecas estén abiertas puedes pasar a recoger todos los materiales. ¡Esperamos que te diviertas leyendo, creando y explorando!

Collaboration between Denver Public Library and Denver Public Schools

We are partnering with Denver Public Libraries to offer resources for all of our students in Denver Public Schools. Please access the resources below in order to help our students continue to engage with reading, writing, listening and speaking.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Lund - lisa_lund@dpsk12.org.

Recursos a Distancia/Remote Learning Resources in Spanish

DPL offers many resources in Spanish to support students and their families with remote learning. Visit the Recursos a Distancia page for more information about COVID-19, DPL programming in Spanish, and links to Spanish language websites and research databases.
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DPL Research Databases for Kids

DPL has a robust collection of databases to support student inquiry. These resources are available 24/7 to anyone with a Denver Public Library card.


Click here for descriptions of databases for ECE, Elementary and Middle School students.

Click here for descriptions of databases for high school students.

Register for a Denver Public Library eCard

Any Colorado resident may obtain a free Denver Public Library Card. Registering online for an eCard allows you to place holds and provides immediate access to hundreds of useful research databases, as well as several eMedia resources including the Kanopy movie streaming service. Register for an eCard here.

DPL Maker Challenge April 3rd - August 8th

The DPL Maker Challenge is the perfect opportunity for Denver students to share their amazing talents! Students can upload an image, video, and/or sound recording of something they've made - a painting, something they've cooked, a quilt, a robot, a song - to share it with the rest of Denver and be entered to win $50 gift cards to local businesses. Get started right now at denverlibraryadventures.org/makerchallenge!

Engage with Us Online for Adults

DPL provides online learning, entertainment, and social programming for adults. Check the DPL Engage With Us Online page regularly for new opportunities.

LitLine: Phone-a-story for Adults

Dial 720-865-2003 to listen to DPL library staff read aloud a diverse selection of short stories, essays, and poetry in English and Spanish. Staff members choose pieces that they enjoy and love, and so each reading is like a small gift to our community. New recordings are added to LitLine every week.