Press Kit

Press Kit

OUR MISSION
Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning.

OUR VISION
Through engagement, education, and entertainment, Douglas County Libraries transforms lives and builds community.


Letter of Introduction from our Communications Team


PRESS RELEASES

Get Outside the Lines with Douglas County Libraries | 09/03/2014
When is the last time you walked into your local library? In recent years, libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement to accommodate the growing needs of their local communities...

Douglas County Libraries Launches the Great Douglas County Beer Tour in September | 08/21/2014
In September, Douglas County Libraries will partner with craft breweries in Douglas County on the Great Douglas County Beer Tour, inviting people to enjoy the products and hospitality of local businesses, and to experience their public libraries in a new way...

Douglas County Libraries Names General Contractor | 07/09/2014
On July 9, 2014, at the Douglas County Libraries (DCL) Board of Trustees meeting, the board selected Fransen Pittman Construction Company, Inc., as general contractor for the construction of new libraries in Parker, Castle Pines and Lone Tree. The firm was chosen and approved by the DCL Board of Trustees for the perceived strength of their pre-construction services, the lowest overall fee proposal, ability to perform the work, experience with library construction, and overall strength of the team...

Douglas County Libraries names architect for new libraries | 05/01/2014
On April 30, 2014, at the Douglas County Libraries (DCL) Board of Trustees meeting, the board selected Studiotrope Design Collective with Anderson Mason Dale Architects (AMD) to develop an architectural and design plan for several new libraries. The goal of No Leaf Unturned, the library building campaign announced in 2013, is to respond to the community's growth and demand for library spaces and services by building three new libraries within the county...

DCL and CLiC move forward with Statewide eBook Pilot Project | 04/28/2014
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) and partner the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) were awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant of $209,460 for their project proposal, "eVoke 2.0: Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot Project" in October 2013...

DCL expands genealogy resources | 4/1/2014
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) announced today it is the newest FamilySearch affiliate library. The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch...

New Library Director Selected | 03/14/2014
The Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees has selected Robert "Bob" Pasicznyuk, as the next director of Douglas County Libraries...

Library Named for LaRue 03/03/2014
At the December board meeting of Douglas County Libraries, its trustees passed a resolution to honor longtime library director Jamie LaRue, by renaming the Highlands Ranch Branch the James H. LaRue Branch...

Stream movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks with Hoopla New service for DCL card holders | 02/27/2014
DCL is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital...


MEDIA COVERAGE

Rowman & Littlefield Signs Library E-Book Deal
PublishersWeekly.com | 04/04/2014
Rowman & Littlefield has announced a new partnership to provide e-books directly to the Douglas County Libraries (DCL) E-Book platform. Under terms of the deal, R&L will be provide its e-books at a flat discount directly to the library, which will then own, and host the e-books on its own system for e-book lending...

Homecoming: Director Bob Pasicznyuk Departs Cedar Rapids, Returns to Douglas County Libraries
Library Journal | 03/03/2014
Pasicznyuk came from his position as Associate Director at Douglas County Libraries, CO, to take the helm of a team that had collectively won Library Journal's 2009 Librarian of the Year award and led the rebuilding of Cedar Rapids Library. Now, he's returning to Douglas County to take over following the retirement of long-time director Jamie LaRue. Library Journal spoke with Pasicznyuk about his return to Colorado...

Parker library hopes to spark content creation with Fusion Lab 
Denver Post | 02/13/14
The Parker Library recently opened their new Fusion Lab, at which patrons can mix music, make...

Odilo TID Scores Ebook Platform Deal with Colorado Libraries
DigitalBookWorld.com | 01/21/14
OdiloTID, one of the largest library ebook vendors outside of the U.S., has expanded its partnership in Colorado with the forward-thinking Douglas County Libraries into a state-wide deal...