DCL Wraps up Summer Reading with Ice Cream, Donations

For immediate release: August 4, 2020

A stocked ice cream truck visited all Douglas County Libraries (DCL) locations July 29-31 with free treats to celebrate a sweet ending to the library’s Splash Into Summer reading program. More than 2,000 ice cream treats were handed out.

“We had a blast, and everyone loved celebrating with a cold treat,” said DCL Special Events Coordinator Kristen Kallio.

Splash Into Summer wrapped up on July 31, with more than 10,000 registered participants who read for a combined 5 million minutes. To celebrate that milestone, the Douglas County Libraries Foundation donated $1,000 to the COVID-19 Recovery Fund through the Douglas County Community Foundation.

The DCL Foundation is also awarding the following four Douglas County School District-affiliated schools with $500 each for having the most sign-ups through the reading program’s School Contest.

  • Elementary: Copper Mesa Elementary School, Highlands Ranch
  • Middle: Ranch View Middle School, Highlands Ranch
  • High: Castle View High School, Castle Rock
  • Charter: Leman Classical Academy, Parker

“Our communities truly appreciated the fact that we were able to keep a regular summer tradition that they enjoy during these uncertain times,” Kallio said.

The library’s annual reading program returns next summer. Call (303) 791-7323 or visit DCL.org to learn more.

Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.