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.

Scholarships & Support

The Foundation provides scholarships and financial support for customers attending various DCL programs with associated small fees, such as Camp DCL for kids and high school equivalency testing for adults. Thanks to these scholarships, kids in families facing financial hardship get the chance to play and learn at our weeklong spring and summer day camps, and adults are able to achieve their high school graduation goals. For more information on accessing support for a fee-based program or service, please contact our Foundation at (720) 348-9509.

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.

Save the Date!

Fête des Fables Gala: SEP 18, 2020, CU South Denver. Our annual 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

Tax Refund Sharing

Are you getting a Colorado state tax refund this year? Consider sharing it for libraries and literacy!
  • Donate as much or as little of your refund as you wish.
  • Your donation is tax-deductible when you do your taxes next year.
  • Donating is easy. Use the Voluntary Contributions form DR0104CH. On line 19, write in:
  • Douglas County Libraries
  • Registration number 20043004512
  • The amount of your donation (less than or equal to the amount of your refund)
For more information, visit ReFUND CO.

Planned Giving

Designate a gift to the Foundation in your will, or via other options. Questions? Contact Elaine McCain at (720) 348-9509.

The Douglas County Libraries Foundation delivers funding and resources to help sustain the Douglas County Libraries to positively impact our community members so they can grow and thrive.

Questions or comments?

Contact the Foundation