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From The Publisher

Freedom & Choice As we enter into May our minds have a tendency to switch gears. We’ve made it through the cold of winter and the unpredictable storms of early spring. May brings warmer days and a re-birth of our love for the outdoors. While we begin to dream of the fun to be had […]

Summer Camps

Summer of Dance – Parker Dance Academy We believe that dance can strike a healthy balance between training and family life, so we designed our summer program with convenient “drop in” classes throughout July for all styles of dance and levels, including classes for young dancers. Our program allows dancers to continue training at times […]


CASTLEROCKhistory “Save the Soil, Save the Forests, Save the Young Men.” During the 1930’s, Congress authorized the Emergency Conservation Work (ECW) Program, which became the CCC, or Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC began on March 31, 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Conservation Work Act. One of many federal relief programs, the […]

What To Do When Your Child is Struggling

What To Do When Your Child is Struggling Karen B. Smith, Ph.D., Licensed School Psychologist – 303-593-0575, ext. 103 One of the most exciting and fulfilling events a person can experience is becoming a parent. At the same time, one of the most anxiety provoking and frustrating experiences can occur if your child is struggling […]

Rosie’s Ranch

Rosie’s Ranch The mission of Rosie’s Ranch is to “provide a family atmosphere where children with deafness or oral language challenges expand their listening, verbal and reading skills by engaging in activities with horses and their neighborhood friends under the guidance of highly trained staff.” Children and animals are often a magical combination. Rosie’s Ranch […]

Join Team DCL for Summer Reading

Join Team DCL for Summer Reading Douglas County Libraries (DCL) invites readers to join Team DCL for this year’s summer reading program. The sports-themed program will celebrate outdoor activities and the upcoming Summer Olympic Games. On your mark, get set, READ! Each year, Douglas County Libraries’ summer reading program encourages kids to begin reading from […]

The Memorial Day Run & March

The Memorial Day Run & March What Memorial Day Means If you ask most people what Memorial Day means, many may say it’s the official start of summer; time for school to get out and pools to open, time to fire up the grill and trade out snow boots for flip flops. Colorado Veterans Project […]

The Bookends

Letters to the Lost: A Novel By Iona Grey Jess escapes from her abusive husband and runs through the streets of London. Her only goal is to hide from him as he searches for her. She stumbles upon an apparent vacant home and seizes her opportunity for safety. Jess finds a vacant home that appears […]

Local Author Spotlight

The Tooth Fairy Story By Lisa Gordon Who is the Tooth Fairy? Where does she live? What does she do with the teeth? And why do all kids seem to get different gifts? Learn these answers and more. Peek inside Fairy Village for the first time and learn the secrets that have never been known […]