Great Savings and a Grand Opening
Submitted by Kristin Hayek
Publicity & Outreach Coordinator
Douglas County Libraries
100 South Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Fundraising efforts by the residents in Castle Pines have paid off — the Board of Douglas County Libraries voted in May to sign a lease for a library to open in September at Village Square at Castle Pines. A community Grand Opening celebration will take place on Saturday, September 19 at the new library located at 7437 Village Square Drive.
It is less expensive to have a storefront library in this popular commercial area than running the existing Bookmobile. There is a great of work that goes into creating and maintaining a new library on a tight budget. Owners of the Village Square complex offered a three-year rent agreement at a significantly reduced rate. The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce and citizens are committed to raising $50,000 this year. An additional $155,000 from the sale of library-owned land in Castle Pines will be used for start-up costs. Douglas County Libraries is working hard to stretch dollars and finish this space at about $50 per square foot. The approximate cost to finish a library of this size start at a minimum of $100 per square foot.
Anyone interested in contributing to this library should contact Douglas County Libraries Foundation Specialist, Margie Woodruff, at 303-688-7638 or Contact by e-mail .
Until the library opens in September, the Douglas County Libraries Bookmobile will extend its hours parked at the King Soopers lot on Castle Pines Parkway. The Bookmobile hours in Castle Pines are Monday-Thursday 3-8 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Hours for the new library have not yet been determined.