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Douglas County Libraries – Castle Pines volunteers honored

Lisa Dean (left) and Emily Ogden (right) proudly displayed their 2019 bronze volunteer awards. Stop by and congratulate Lisa, Emily and Lynn the next time you stop by the library.

By Patte Smith, photos courtesy of Laura Eicher, Douglas County Libraries

Congratulations and a big thank you to Lisa Dean, Emily Ogden and Lynn Gillingham who were honored as 2019 Bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award winners. Each of the ladies are volunteers at the Douglas County Libraries (DCL) – Castle Pines. They were awarded a letter signed by President Donald Trump and a bronze lapel pin.

Ogden has been volunteering at the Douglas County Libraries – Castle Pines for three and a half years and loves it. “We’ve lived in Douglas County for over 20 years, and my family enjoys the many services offered by Douglas County Libraries. It feels good to give back to the Castle Pines branch, which was a bookmobile when we moved here. I feel more connected to the community and it is a happy place to be.”

Lynn Gillingham volunteers every week at the library in Castle Pines. She is always upbeat and smiling and would love it if you stopped in to say hello.

Library volunteers throughout the Douglas County Libraries make a difference in many peoples’ lives. From tutoring English as a second language to shelving materials at local libraries, the volunteers assist in many ways. Reading to children, assisting at events, being teen buddies – they assist all ages and take on various tasks willingly.

“Volunteers are inspiring and have the power to help others realize their own potential to make a difference,” stated DCL’s department head of volunteer services Ali Ayres. “Our volunteers certainly share the library’s passion and commitment to the community.”

For information about volunteer opportunities in Douglas County, visit



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