Think spring break: 
Send the kids to Camp DCL

HIGHLANDS RANCH – Jan. 8, 2018 – Douglas County Libraries is pleased to announce its 2018 offering of Camp DCL spring break camps for kids ages 6 to 12. Registration is now open for the weeklong, half-day camps running Monday, March 19 though Friday, March 23.

Camp DCL provides unique learning experiences and hands-on fun for kids, giving them the chance to discover what they want to be. This year’s spring break camp themes are Be a Builder and Be a STEAM-y Chef.

  • Be a Builder – Kids will tackle design-and-build projects both large and small, including collapsible cardboard forts, wood birdhouses, and brick and mortar experiments. Camps are available at the library’s Castle Pines, Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch locations.

  • Be a STEAM-y Chef – Kids will cook up two recipes each day, learning science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts like the science of taste and genetic modification. Camps are available at the library’s Lone Tree, Parker and Roxborough locations.

The 2018 camp themes may sound familiar to former Camp DCL campers, but Kerri Morgan, Douglas County Libraries department head special events, says this year’s camps will offer brand-new experiences, so any returning campers can expect something different.

Camps are priced at $155 to $165 for the week, based on the theme, and limited scholarships may be available from the Douglas County Libraries Foundation for qualified applicants.

To learn more about Camp DCL spring break 
camps and/or scholarship opportunities, visit 
or call 303-791-7323.

Denver Art Museum Breaks Ground on Renovation of Iconic Gio Ponti-Designed North Building

$150M Project to be Completed in 2021

DENVER – Jan. 11, 2018 – The Denver Art Museum broke ground yesterday on a comprehensive renovation of its iconic North Building, the only completed structure in North America designed by renowned Italian architect Gio Ponti. Machado Silvetti and Denver-based Fentress Architects are the design team behind the $150 million project, slated for completion timed to the building’s 50th anniversary in 2021. The design will unify the entirety of the DAM’s campus, streamline visitor access to the museum’s collections, exhibitions and serve as a beacon for the surrounding neighborhood.

The DAM has raised $110 million toward the capital campaign, and in November 2017 voters approved $35.5 million in funding for the project through the City’s general obligation bond initiative to help fund key infrastructure and safety upgrades for the nearly 50-year-old building. In recognition of a $25 million lead gift from Board Chairman Lanny Martin and his wife, Sharon, the North Building will be renamed the Martin Building upon reopening to the public. Additional lead project donors included Anna and John J. Sie, who have pledged $12 million for the realization of the welcome center, as well as the Avenir Foundation, Fred and Jana Bartlit, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation, the Morgridge Family Foundation and Amanda J. Precourt.

For museum information, call 720-865-5000 or visit