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Library celebrates fundraising success

Members of the fundraising committee who helped raise more than $100,000 in just 15 months to benefit the Castle Pines Library were honored at a celebration last month. Thank you to the committee and to the hundreds of other volunteers!

Article and photos by Lisa Crockett

A campaign to raise $90,000 for the Castle Pines Library was slated to last for three years. Thanks to a concerted effort by organizers and countless residents and volunteers, more than $100,000 for the Castle Pines Library has been raised in just 15 months!

Key volunteers were honored at an event last month, which celebrated the conclusion of the donation campaign. Several donors gave many thousands of dollars – the largest donation of $50,000 came from the City of Castle Pines. Countless others gave in smaller ways, both financially and of their time.

“We want to thank [donors] not only for making this happen, but for making it happen so quickly,” said Aspen Walker, manager of the Castle Pines Library. “So many people gave time and money — from people who dined out on our restaurant nights to the school children in Castle Pines who collected $3,600 worth of spare change.”

After celebrating the success of the fundraising campaign, talk quickly turned to the future — and of what library director Jamie LaRue calls “the next stage,” — namely a Castle Pines Library in its own, permanent home.

“What this library has proved is that it’s not library directors or boards who decide when a library will be established. Communities decide that,” said LaRue. “We want to assure you that we’re here forever and the future looks very bright.”



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