Winter Break Ideas

The kids are going to be home from school! Here are some ideas to keep them entertained for the next two weeks of winter break. Did we mention they are all free with your library card?

Indoor Dance Party

If the weather is too chilly to venture outside, burn off some of that restless energy with a dance party in your living room. Need some new tunes? Download the newest radio singles from the Sony catalog using Freegal or stream some new hits from popular movies via Hoopla, like hit songs from Moana or Frozen.

Cozy Up With a Movie

Stream a holiday classic or family-friendly movie without even leaving the house. Use your library card to access the Hoopla catalog. It also has several kids television shows.

Get Out of the House

Request a free pass to a Denver-area attraction like the Butterfly Pavilion; Denver Firefighters Museum; Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys; Dinosaur Ridge; or History Colorado through our Adventure Pass program.

Explore the Mountains

Drop by any of our locations and ask if a Check Out Colorado backpack is available. These packs include a pass to any Colorado state park. It’s part of our Your Lucky Day program, so backpacks are only available on a first come, first served basis.


Kids’ Zone – Make & Take New Year’s Fun
Thursday, December 29
DCL in Highlands Ranch, James H. LaRue; free
No registration required

Kids in grades 2-6, get ready for a rockin’ New Year! Drop in and have fun making festive New Year’s party supplies with fun, noisy and explosive New Year’s crafts.

New Year’s Eve Noon Countdown & Celebration – Parker
Saturday, December 31
Free; registration is required – Parker

A fun-filled early New Year’s celebration for all ages. Activities include hat decorating, special Storytimes, fun with balloons, and a balloon drop as we count down to Noon Year’s Eve!

Castle Rockin’ New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31
Downtown Castle Rock is having a spectacular celebration for the New Year.


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