What is the first book you ever read to your child? What is the first book they read back to you? If you want to pass on your love of reading, pass on your gently used books to the Douglas County Health Department and Boy Scout Troop 628 book drive.
Between Sept. 11 and Oct. 13, bring your donation of baby, child, or teen books to any of the below Douglas County Facilities. County offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
- Douglas County Health Department and Motor Vehicle office, 9350 Heritage Hills Circle in Lone Tree
- Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third St. in Castle Rock
- Douglas County’s Wilcox Building, 301 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock
- Douglas County Health Department, 410 S. Wilcox St. in Castle Rock
The donated books will stock new “little free libraries” at the two Douglas County Health Department locations in Castle Rock and Lone Tree and will be available at SECOR Cares and at Douglas County Human Services, where families using these services will then have access to free books.
This book drive is part of a statewide effort to encourage reading among families called Reach out and Read Colorado. A child’s brain produces 700 new neural connections every second from birth to age 3. By age 5, 90% of a child’s brain has developed. Reading is a powerful tool during this period of high growth for children, making access to age-appropriate books vital to healthy child development.