# Douglas county libraries
DougCo Libraries showcase The Sammy Project to normalize mental health conversations
(Douglas County, Colo.) Douglas County Libraries will host The Sammy Project, a photography series seeking to destigmatize mental health this spring. The traveling photography show by Whitney Yeager brings awareness about mental health through personal portraits and stories of young adults living with mental health challenges.
Meth abatement in libraries quickly claims Denver headlines, but why?
(Douglas County, Colo.) After a handful of Denver-area libraries issued methamphetamine abatement warnings in January, ranging from Boulder to Englewood, health departments, government and law enforcement started receiving questions.
Dolly Parton program gives DougCo kids free books every month
(Douglas County, Colo.) In partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Douglas County kids are eligible for free books every month. Douglas County Libraries recognize that reading to children early and often builds strong foundations in literacy, encourages a love of reading, and increases the potential for learning success in school.
Therapy dogs offer services to children at Douglas County Libraries
(Douglas County, Colo.) Therapy dogs made their way to library locations across Douglas County to offer free services at the weekly Bark for Books events. Barks for Books Coordinator Lynn Jankura shared that the therapy dog program started about 20 years ago, but now it’s offered year-round at six of the county’s seven libraries. The locations include Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Roxborough.
Interactive exhibit at Douglas County libraries promotes joy of reading
(Douglas County, Colo.) Forest of Stories is an interactive exhibit that shares the joy of stories using more than 120 decorated trees. Open through Jan. 7 at all Douglas County Libraries locations, the exhibit is free and features some of the most well-known and loved stories like Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter, plus favorite classics, thrillers, comedies, mysteries, and more.
Summer reading programs raise money for DougCo schools
Award recipients at Ben Franklin Academy proudly hold their books.Douglas County Libraries. (Douglas County, Colo.) Four DougCo schools and one local nonprofit earned money for exceeding their summer reading numbers.
Douglas County Libraries partner with local breweries for prize-filled tour
(Douglas County, Colo.)The Brew Tour runs until Sept. 30 and the more local coffee and beer that participants drink, the more prizes they win. Douglas County Libraries partnered with local coffee shops and breweries such as 105 West Brewing Co., Burly Brewing Co., Crowfoot Valley Coffee, Monk and Mongoose Coffee Co., and more.
Local authors highlight new reads at DougCo libraries
An author signs books at DCL.Douglas County Libraries. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) The second Local Author Showcase of the year will feature 11 authors and their books for a special meet-and-greet session and book signing.
New Castle Rock library needs no bonds or tax hikes
A video screenshot of a possible design of the new Castle Rock library, funded without a bond issue or tax hike.Douglas County Libraries. [CASTLE ROCK, CO] Castle Rock will replace the 46-year-old building that's served as its library for 19 years with a larger facility by next summer.