Your support of the Douglas County Libraries Foundation helps fund programs that reach youth, adults and families in Douglas County and across Colorado, and helps ensure the long-term success of our outstanding libraries. Our libraries are critical to education, neighborhood development, workforce development, and economic development.
7Readers Are Leaders encourages and facilitates reading among early elementary school children, to help guide their academic success. Each month, Denver7 awards one local first-grade class a Storytime with on-air talent and $1,000 for their school's library. Each student in the winning class receives a book from Douglas County Libraries.
Cuddle Up & Read
Through partnerships with area hospitals, Cuddle Up & Read provides new parents with a fun and meaningful introduction to the library and to early literacy. The program includes small gifts for mom and baby, and an invitation to get baby a library card. We also distribute DCL growth charts, complete with reading suggestions and library service information, to parents through participating pediatricians' offices across the county.
Each year, Douglas County Libraries' summer reading program encourages kids to begin reading from a young age, and keeps them reading during school breaks, so they grow up with a strong foundation in literacy. Readers of all ages are encouraged to complete the reading program each year.
Fête des Fables Gala
Our annual Fête des Fables Gala, in addition to traditional cash donations, is a primary way that we fund our support of ECL programs. Each year, Fête des Fables invites guests to enjoy cocktails and a sumptuous meal, shop a fantastic silent auction, and mingle with friends old and new, while celebrating a classic story in a charming venue.
What Your Gift Means
"Some children came out of a classroom, and they were so full of joy! The library so inspired these kids! If we could capture that magic and take it into our workplace, or home, or community, how different would this world be?" Niki Weninger
"A library is so important to the growth of our children, and to us, as individuals." Joe Henry
"The library's literacy program helped me interact with people and, more importantly, gave me the opportunity to teach. When I came to this country, I didn't speak English. Someone took the time to teach me. That's how the library adds magic to my life." Opp Slawson
"People, whether they are young or old, can all get involved in libraries. The library is not something that's only limited to certain age groups." Suresh Damle
Other Ways to Give
Donate by Mail
Mail a check, payable to Douglas County Libraries Foundation, to:
Douglas County Libraries Foundation
100 S. Wilcox St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(Include a note on the check to designate your donation for a specific program or branch)
Douglas County Libraries accepts donations of new and used books, music CDs and DVDs for ongoing and special book sales, or for further donation to organizations that distribute materials to underserved populations. Book sales benefit the Douglas County Libraries Foundation. Donations will be accepted at library welcome desks during regular business hours. We appreciate your call at (303) 791-7323 in advance of large donations (more than you can carry from your vehicle). We are not able to quote a value for donated items, but dated receipts for the number of items donated are available upon request. Please do not donate:
Items in poor condition
Magazines or condensed books older than three years
VHS or music cassette tapes
Computer books older than five years
Get on Board!
We are seeking talented and qualified people to join our Board of Trustees. This is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for DCL's mission and vision and a genuine desire to serve the community. People with backgrounds in communications, technology, finance, law or strategic business planning are especially encouraged to apply by contacting the board liaison.