The Human Bookworm

As the Parker branch of Douglas County Libraries prepares to make its move, volunteers are needed to help transport the last 21 books.

By Tara Higgins

On Sept. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., 1000 of Parker’s most dedicated book lovers will congregate outside the old branch of the library on S. Crossroads Drive. The final 21 books will be carried 0.8 miles from their old location to the new, 42,000 square-foot building on Mainstreet which has been under construction for several months.

The new library includes community and study rooms, conference rooms for larger groups, as well as an interactive kids area and dedicated Storytime spaces.

Volunteers are needed to form a human train between the two buildings, called the “bookworm,” so each of the 21 books will find their new home at last. Immediately afterwards, the Grand Opening will continue with the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Refreshments and family friendly activities will follow for all ages. The ceremonies will conclude at 5 p.m.

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