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Community book swap a big success


Article by Liz Jurkowski; photos courtesy of Carla Kenny

The third annual community-wide book and dvd swap, organized by the Castle Pines North Master Association, was a huge success again this year. More than three hundred residents from the City of Castle Pines came to the book and dvd swap in April, held in the Community Center on Yorkshire Drive.

“We collected more than 2,500 books and organized them by paperback, hardback, and in each genre by author,” reported Carla Kenny, the event coordinator. “We even had a children’s book area.”

Kenny also stated that while the event was an opportunity for residents to search for books to take home for free, the Association did collect $359 in donations, of which one hundred percent went to the Douglas Elbert County Task Force. After the event, the remaining books were donated to the Goodwill in Castle Pines.

Volunteers included several members of the Master Association board of directors, HOA delegates, and a city council member. Also, many students from Castle Pines-area high schools volunteered to help at the event, earning community service hours.

Most of the Castle Pines residents who came to the book swap left with an average of ten books. “This is why people live here,” said Kenny, highlighting the successful activities and events the Master Association sponsors for the community. “We had something for everybody, from babies to seniors. And everybody left happy!”

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