Being a mom is a full-time job, never mind all the other stuff on her plate. So this Mother’s Day, give her a well-deserved break with the help of Douglas County Libraries. After all, she deserves a day (or week, or month!) that’s as awesome as she is!
1. Treat her to a lovely lunch or dinner out, or fro yo!
2. Spend a hassle-free day together exploring a museum.
Reserve a free pass to a local cultural institution through our Adventure Pass program. All you need is your library card, and a sense of adventure!
3. Enjoy the great Colorado outdoors.
Whether it’s a picnic in the park (packed by someone other than mom) or a wildflower hike, you can commune together in nature. And guess what? Douglas County Libraries offers free state parks passes through our Check Out Colorado program. Load up the kayaks and make it a day!
Check out a backpack and pass at any of our locations. They’re part of our Lucky Day program, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
4. Give the gift of leisure.
A great book or magazine, a steaming hot cup of joe or tea, and a comfortable spot on the patio (or in bed) — sounds like the perfect morning! Cue up an e-book or digital magazine on mom’s device using your library card to keep her pleasantly occupied while everyone else whips up brunch. You can do it! Check out these brunch cookbooks for scrumptious ideas.
5. Spare her a trip to the grocery store.
Instead, sign up for a meal delivery service, where all the ingredients are delivered to the front door. Then simply cook up a super meal for the super mom — with or without her help.
Not sure which meal delivery service is best? We’ve got you covered! Check out Consumer Reports’ recent ratings of meal delivery services. Access is free when you use your library card!
Homemade With Love
There’s still plenty of time for the kids to create something special for mom at these events!
Thursday, May 11
Highlands Ranch, James H. LaRue
No registration required
Kids can drop in and celebrate their awesome moms by making them cards and flowers.
Kids can use coloring cards and art supplies available at Customer Service to write messages or draw pictures that show why their moms rock. The artwork can be shown at Customer Service, where each child will receive a $5 gift card that can be used toward the purchase of a Mother’s Day gift.