Groundbreaking for new library in Castle Rock
On May 2, residents in Castle Rock and surrounding areas celebrated as officials broke ground on the new, two-story 62,000-square-foot library planned for completion in fall 2023.
More than 150 people attended the community event where Douglas County Libraries (DCL) Head Archivist Alyssa Carver gave a brief history of the library. Attending children participated in a builder-themed storytime that included hard hats, photo ops, crafts and breakfast.
The library will remain open during construction, which is set to begin in earnest in June when concrete foundation work will begin in front of the current library building.
DCL – Castle Rock moved to 100 S. Wilcox Street in 2003, and the new facility is being built directly in front of the old location. With Castle Rock’s exponential growth over the years, a larger library facility with more space and special features is needed to accommodate the expanding community.
The new facility will feature roughly 42,000 square feet of dedicated library space; approximately 220 parking spaces; a drive-through book return; an interactive children’s play space; study, meeting and event spaces; and more. The library will continue to house DCL’s Archives & Local History and its collections. For more information about the new DCL – Castle Rock facility, visit dcl.org/build.
By Patte Smith; photos courtesy of Douglas County