Columbine being rebuilt

A couple of stories are running in the Denverpost on the Columbine High School Library.


Story 1Construction is set to start May 29 on the new Columbine High library, with many of the contractors - including those working on the new Denver Broncos stadium - donating their services to help offset the $3.1 million cost.


Story 2A group of average people has organized a not-so-average event to help raise some of the $3.1 million needed to build a new library for Columbine High School.


Donations can be sent to HOPE Columbine Atrium and Library Fund, c/o The Denver Foundation, P.O. Box 24035, Denver 80224. Make checks payable to HOPE.
The fund-raiser also will have a silent auction that includes a football autographed by former Broncos great John Elway and a basketball signed by Denver Nuggets coach and former player Dan Issel. Former Broncos Karl Mecklenburg and Mike Horan will be on hand to offer more autographs.

The event will be at the Ascot Theater, 9136 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Hours will be from 7 to 10 p.m. April 7, noon to 9 p.m. April 8 and noon to 6 p.m. April 9. Admission is free.
Most of the carnage during the April 20 massacre happened in the library.

Kahn said the goal is to provide a \"place where children can learn, not a place where children have bad memories.\"

Donations are coming in from prison inmates, kids sending their weekly allowances, children raising pennies in schools, and a family who opted to donate money instead of exchanging Christmas presents.

\"The outpouring has been unbelievable,\" Kahn said.


Donations can be sent to HOPE Columbine Atrium and Library Fund, c/o The Denver Foundation, P.O. Box 24035, Denver 80224. Make checks payable to HOPE.

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