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What Denver Reads

Stewart Tucker Lundy

"You couldn't ask for anything more beneficial than a building full of books and knowledge. It's essential for every community to have this type of resource for everyone." Stewart values stories, whether they come from people or books. Denver's own actor, writer, photographer, producer and all-around fabulous human talked to the Friends Foundation about making connections and reading.

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Elsa Holguin

Elsa grew up in a small town in Chihuahua, Mexico, moving to the U.S. when she was 17.  She learned English by attending a program at the Denver Public Library the summer before repeating her senior year at North High School. To this day, she remains a library fan and lifelong reader. An outstanding leader in the state’s Hispanic community and a champion for Colorado’s children, she serves as president and CEO of the Denver Preschool Program, a nonprofit organization that helps make preschool possible for all Denver families.

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Joe Smith

Joe Smith is a lifelong library user. He's a partner at law firm Bartlit Beck LLP and an advocate for the classics. We asked Joe to share with us his favorite reads, the inspiration he draws from libraries and more. Wondering what Joe considers to be a great book?

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Jim & Allison Johnson - Honorary Ball Chair Edition

DPLFF is pleased to announce community leaders Jim & Allison Johnson as Honorary Co-Chairs of DPLFF’s signature event, the Booklovers Ball. Denver Central Library is undergoing an exciting renovation in 2021, and this year’s Booklovers Ball: Booklovers in Bloom will be held al fresco at the enchanting Denver Botanic Gardens. As longtime library fans and supporters, Jim and Allison have attended the Booklovers Ball for many years. We look forward to celebrating the 24th annual event with them on Friday, September 10. 

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Taylor Kirkpatrick

Taylor Kirkpatrick President & CEO of Babson Farms, Inc. shares his favorite books, his library story and more. "Libraries matter - they make communities and their constituents better. This is an overdue (see what I did there?) thank you to Denver Public Library for nourishing my curiosity."

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Kelly Brough

President & CEO of Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Brough opens up about her love for libraries and her favorite authors...

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Dan Ritchie

It's been said that a library is infinity under a roof. Read why Dan Ritchie, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Denver, gives credit to libraries for some of the greatest experiences of his life.

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