A storybook holiday event
By Shaun Kernahan, courtesy photos
In March, Douglas County Libraries – Castle Pines hosted its first springtime storybook holiday event for kids and parents alike based on the Beatrix Potter classic, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It included crafts, treats and a petting zoo featuring pigs, horses, donkeys and, of course, rabbits – along with many more Peter Rabbit-themed activities.
Kerri Morgan, special events manager for Douglas County Libraries described the event by saying, “We take a tale that’s familiar to a lot of kids and parents, and we bring it to life with décor and interactive elements and just an immersion of that whole experience.”
Families entered the library at set times and were directed upstairs for crafts. They then took the elevator back down and continued their adventure throughout the entire library.
This event was targeted toward kids ages 10 and younger, although there were families attending with adults often outnumbering the kids. The plan moving forward is to repeat the successful Halloween and winter storybook events with hopefully more attendees and fewer capacity restrictions.