Cuddle up & Read

Your baby's lifetime love of reading begins with the library.

DCL partners with area hospitals and pediatric doctors' and dentists' offices to provide new parents with a fun, meaningful introduction to the library and our early literacy services. We're committed to building bright futures by inspiring a love of reading, and no baby is too young!

Build a Bright Future

If you are a pediatric health care provider in Douglas County and want more information about bringing Cuddle Up and Read to your practice, contact our Youth Literacy & Outreach Specialist at 303-688-7658.

Storytime Favorites

These are the hand-picked favorites of our children's librarians. These books incorporate fun, play and learning in a way that encourages literacy growth. Enjoy some or all of these with your growing reader!

Early Literacy Resources

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Through the Imagination Library, children from birth to age five receive a free book each month, sent straight to their home, that they get to keep.

OverDrive Kids

Safe e-book search for readers 12 and younger. Filter by format, subject, device or reading level. Includes read-alongs for preschoolers!

Kanopy Kids

Unlimited access to educational streaming videos for kids of all ages, as well as movies, storytime videos, classic tales, and much more.