Foundation

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.

What We Do

7Readers Are Leaders

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 our early literacy services. 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.

Summer Reading

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

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)

Make an Impact

  • Attend Fête des Fables Gala
  • Workplace Giving/Matching Gifts
  • Naming Rights
  • Tribute Gifts
  • King Soopers Rewards
  • Planned Giving
  • Shop Using AmazonSmile

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.

Questions? Please contact the Foundation directly at (720) 348-9509.