New Douglas County library open in Castle Rock
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) celebrated the grand opening of its new Castle Rock library on Saturday, August 26. The new library is located at the same address as the former library, 100 South Wilcox Street.
Grand opening events kicked off with remarks from library leaders and special guests, confetti cannons, and a breakaway banner as the doors officially opened.
“We are back in Castle Rock! The grand opening event was filled with special ceremonies, delicious treats, entertainment throughout the day, and fun surprises to highlight our beautiful new library,” said Amber DeBerry, DCL’s director of community engagement.
Guests were invited to browse the stacks, discover all the new and upgraded amenities, and enjoy children’s Storytimes throughout the day.
The two-story building includes 42,000 square feet of dedicated library space and amenities on par with other DCL locations, such as a drive-through book return, 10 study rooms, five larger meeting and event spaces, two outdoor plazas, an interactive children’s playscape, The Ranch, and DCL’s Archives and Local History, and the new Sjostrom History Lounge reading room.
The new building will offer at least 220 parking spots for customers and staff once the parking lot is completed in November.
“This new facility has been paid for through library savings over the past decade and is part of an overall effort to provide our citizens with premium library service across Douglas County,” said DCL Executive Library Director Bob Pasicznyuk.
For more information, visit DCL.org or call 303-791-7323.
Information provided by DCL; photos by Terri Wiebold