Philip S. Miller Library

Philip S. Miller Branch - Castle Rock - Douglas County Libraries


  • Mon - Thurs: 9 - 9
  • Fri - Sat: 9 - 5
  • Sun: 12 - 5

Named for library benefactor Philip S. Miller, the library is located on South Wilcox Street in downtown Castle Rock.

Both spacious and welcoming, the Philip S. Miller Library features comfortable reading and study areas; WIFI and patron Internet stations; fun spaces especially for children and teens; and public meeting rooms for groups of 6 to 130 people.

Our friendly staff provides professional research assistance, help with computers and eReaders, and regular programming for all ages, including multiple storytimes each week. The Douglas County History Research Center, located within the library, offers specialized help with historical, archival and genealogical projects.

Come in and enjoy our rotating art displays, and explore our wonderful collections of books, magazines, DVDs, music and more!

Art Display 

Recycled artThe Philip S. Miller Library is delighted to bring you Gary Manuel’s sculpture exhibit entitled “Unexpected II.”

Gary’s techniques and concepts were influenced by various artists, some of whom worked in abstract and some in figurative art, while working in a co-op studio in New Orleans in the 70's. He was fortunate to have had access to many different mediums during this time, so exploration with recycled material, painted metal, fiberglass, wood construction, and metal casting took place. After 30 years of cabinetmaking and woodworking he moved to Denver and put his sculptures back in circulation. Gary uses wood and metal together. The sensual feel of the wood with the sharp lines and hard edge of the metal work to enhance the qualities of each. Sometimes an idea only calls for metal, either steel or aluminum, but almost always a sphere or circle will appear as some design element in his work.

If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning, please contact the artist directly at:
J. Gary Manuel


The 8th Annual Exhibit and Awards of the National Arts Program for the Front Range - October 8-November 16, 2014

8th Annual Exhibit and AwardsThe National Arts Program® is designed to give all artists, at all skill levels, an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. Sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation in support and cooperation with the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild, the exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional and Youth Classifications, and it is free to all. Don't miss this change to be recognized for your creativity.  Visit the National Arts Program website where you can register, view the entry rules and upload photographs of your artwork.

Register online now or drop by the Philip S. Miller Library and pick up a registration form to be a part of the Front Rangeexhibit. Registration deadline is October 1, 2014.

All entries must be delivered to the Philip S. Miller Library on Tuesday, October 7th between 9am - 1pm or 4pm - 6pm. Participants must be a resident within a 35 mile radius of Castle Rock, CO. All entries submitted must be original art work of the applicant completed within the last three years. For additional information call Sylvia Armstrong at (720) 291-1639.

  • 303.791.7323
  • Street:
    100 S. Wilcox
    Castle Rock
    Postal Code:
    United States
  • Manager:
    Leslie Good


Calendar View



  • When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at James H. LaRue Meeting Room

    This is a mandatory orientation for new volunteers in the Adult Literacy Program.
  • When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at CR Bank Room West

    Aspiring writers 12-18 years are invited to join us to practice your craft and perhaps learn a new tool.
  • When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at Wells Fargo Bank Room

    Instruction, assessment, and practice testing for adults who need their GED.
  • When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock

    Registration required at Children's Desk. This program offers a pawsitive experience to boost your child's literary skills with a dog as his/her audience.
  • When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at CR Bank Room East

    Drop in and create some fast, cool After School Lego Creations! There will be building for the pure fun of it :-)