Forest of Stories Interactive Exhibit Shares the Joy of Stories

For immediate release: November 16, 2022

Exhibit Opens Nov. 19 at all Douglas County Libraries Locations

Douglas County Libraries is thrilled to introduce Forest of Stories, a free, interactive exhibit of over 120 decorated trees, all dressed up in stories for the holiday season. The twinkling display of trees shares the joy of stories for all ages and includes trees decked in beloved children’s tales, classic literature, crime thrillers, comedy, mysteries, and more. The exhibit is open during library operating hours at all seven locations through the first week of January 2023; no ticket or registration required.

“This incredible effort is part of DCL’s five-year strategic plan to welcome people back into our libraries and to continue inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection for our community,” said DCL Director of Community Engagement Amber DeBerry.

Each library features themed trees with creative decorations and memorabilia, such as World War II antiques and artifacts, special lighting effects, and large-scale and life-size trimmings, among other unique details and attractions. Customers are invited to visit every location to explore the wonder of stories through an immersive experience, including a scavenger hunt for ornaments with the chance to win prizes.

“Each division in DCL contributed to making this exhibit a success. It was shaped through hard work, collaboration, and a passion for our vision,” DeBerry said.

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