1. Founded in 1889, the Denver Public Library (DPL) connects people with information, ideas, and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen our community.
2. In 2011, DPL welcomed more than 3.5 million visitors, had 8.3 million online visits, and checked out 9 million books and other materials.
3. DPL provides essential technology services including nearly 900 public-use computers, classes, and one-on-one appointments. In 2011, they hosted 918,000 computer sessions, 703 one-to-one technology appointments, and 363 tech-related classes, with an attendance of approximately 3,030 customers.
4. DPL plays a critical role in childhood development through early literacy programs, Summer of Reading, and After School is Cool. In 2012, over 36,000 children participated in the Summer of Reading program.
5. The DPL is a critical resource for job seekers, where customers can find help creating a resume, completing an online job application, and can learn about successful interview techniques. They also offer many sophisticated resources to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business.