The DLMC houses a multi-functional resource power hub that empowers DCSD to support K-12 instruction.
We have large and small sets of novels available for checkout. Not all of our resources have been sent through the adoption process.
You can use small sets of novels for lit circles as long as they are age-appropriate choices.
Check the Destiny catalog to see if the novel is available and reserve your full class or partial class set up to a year in advance.
Audiobooks are available for most of the approved novel set collections in CD format or electronic download.
Small group reading resources are available for groups up to 10, including new hi-low readers for groups up to 7 students.
Science and Health Education
Attention, innovative educators and fearless explorers of knowledge! Prepare to embark on an exhilarating journey into the captivating realms of science and discovery with Science WOW Kits. Our mission? To ignite the flames of curiosity within the hearts of your students and empower them to become the trailblazers of tomorrow's scientific frontiers. The DLMC offers kits for grades K-6 with materials to run exploration stages of the Scopes, as well as provide additional extensions to fuel the curiosity of young minds. Click here to learn more!
New Health Kits: Hygiene, Stress Management, Nutrition and Body Systems. Bring the curiosity of the internal human body to life with health education models for classroom use. We offer plastic replicas of internal organs, interactive heart pumping kits, a life-size human skeleton, and much more. (Search "Health" in catalog).
Most items can be shipped directly to your school via the warehouse delivery system.
Example of Mexico Culture Kit
Offering more than 50 culture kits with tangible artifacts from different countries, or historical time periods. No two kits are identical and offer students the experience to immerse themselves in cultures worldwide. Click here for a comprehensive list of the different culture kits that we offer and their inventory of contents inside of each kit.
Use the keyword "culture kit" or "history trunk".
Social-Emotional Learning Kits
Check out one of our SEL kits to use with your students. Our kits come with books, games, and hands-on resources to use with your students. We have a K-5, Middle School, and High School kit available for circulation. Search for social emotional learning kit in Destiny from the DLMC to reserve one. Search SEL Kit
Digital STARLAB Dome
Teach astronomy, earth science, mythology and more in this interactive and exciting dome-shaped planetarium. Starlab offers a wide range of teaching resources to support effective astronomy and earth science education in your classroom. The dome measures 10.5' in height, 16' diameter, with an estimated capacity of 25. You will need a 20' x 20' space with 11' of vertical clearance to operate the dome.
**The STARLAB must be picked up at the District Library Media Center as it can not be transported via the warehouse delivery trucks. In addition, there are two mandatory trainings that must be completed before checking out the StarLab. There is an online class in Canvas, Digital StarLab Blended Course and an in person training held at various times.
Once both trainings are complete please email email@example.com to reserve the StarLab
Engage students of all ages to combine science, math, and technology with hands-on fun to unleash creativity inside of the classroom!
**All robotics need to be picked up at the District Library Media Center and may not be transported via the warehouse delivery trucks.**
Use the keyword "Makerspace".
Detailed List of what we have and how you can use them with your students. (We are still in the progress of adding to the list)
Giant Map of Colorado and Colorado History Trunks
Dive into the state of Colorado with our oversized vinyl floor map with our brand new map from National Geographics! It measures 14 x 21 feet to allow the students to get INTO Colorado, so please no shoes ~ socked feet only.
We have seven Colorado History trunks available for check-out that have Douglas County resources along with other artifacts of our state. Our trunks themes are: daily lives, school days, mountain man, and ranch life.
Learn how to reserve the Giant Map of Colorado! Use the keywords "Giant Traveling Map".
Our Creative Space
MakerSpace & Production Center
Open by appointment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated February 2021
Unleash your creativity in our MakerSpace & Production room. Simply described, MakerSpaces are community centers with hands-on tools to design, create prototypes, and projects that are made possible in an inspiration zone rather than working alone with limited resources. The MakerSpace is a DIY environment where you can search for inspiration or be innovative in your own creation. It combines manufacturing, community and education into a unique hands-on learning experience.
MakerSpace offers several service options to support our educational leaders with a digital die-cutting machine and laminating machines.
Other inspirational equipment that is available for use in the District Library Media Center’s MakerSpace & Production Room includes:
Robotics & circuitry
Veriquest Die Cut Machine
Several styles of paper cutters
Our MakerSpace & Production Room combines engineering, innovation, and design to create a fairly new phenomenon in learning environments.
Please call 303-387-0600 for more information or fill out this form to reqest an appoint to use the production room.
Shipping and Receiving FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can everything from the DLMC be shipped to my school?
No. Certain Science kits, Sustainability Kits, and Robotics, or any electronics are too fragile and expensive to go on the delivery trucks and must be picked at the District Library Media Center.
When is the deadline to place a request?
Any orders placed with the Circulation Librarian and/or in Destiny must be placed 1 week before your school's delivery day. The warehouse only comes to the DLMC on Mondays to pick up materials.
Can I pick up my item in person?
Of course! Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and Friday from 7:30 to 3:00. We are open year-round, except for holidays. To request a time to pick up materials fill in this form after placing your reservation in Destiny. Please allow a minimum of 48 hours to process pick-up items.
My teacher's items didn't arrive. What do we do?
There is a formula for how to track down items. Please refer to the last page of the Shipping & Receiving Procedure Manual.