Supporting our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.

Douglas County Libraries Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax ID 84-1207775. Your support of the 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.
Flock to the Library, Summer Reading

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.

Connecting the Community

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

Scholarships & Support

The Foundation provides scholarships and financial support for customers attending various DCL programs, 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 day camps, and adults are able to achieve their high school graduation goals. Contact us for more information on accessing support for a fee-based program or service.
Dolly Parton with Children

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Through our partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Douglas County children from birth to age five can receive a free book each month, sent straight to their home, that they get to keep. Every eligible child in a family may participate and receive their own books, increasing the potential for learning success in school and encouraging a lifelong love of reading.
Cuddle Up & Read

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 new parents 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.
Fête des Fables Gala

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 DCL programs. Each year, the Foundation 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.
Forest of Stories

Forest of Stories

Douglas County Libraries' Forest of Stories is a free cultural experience that is accessible to everyone in the community—no tickets required. Library customers of all ages may experience the joy and wonder of stories through this extensive exhibit of decorated, book-themed trees at all seven library locations from mid-November through early January each year.

Foundation Endowment

Funding the Future: Giving Now for Generations to Come
Our endowment fund, managed by the Rose Community Foundation, strengthens the library’s ability to support and serve our community well into the future. Your legacy gift to the Douglas County Libraries Foundation Fund is tax-deductible.

We Can Help

The Foundation supports other agencies and organizations in our community and across Colorado.
We recognize that strong communities happen when agencies and organizations help each other achieve their missions. We can provide support to your organization’s programs with financial funding, in-kind sponsorships, or communication and promotional assistance. Tell us of your need and we will reply in 2-4 weeks.
Please be aware that the application and approval process may take up to 8 weeks. Schedule your program accordingly.

Candid Seal of Transparency

Candid Seal of Transparency
Douglas County Libraries Foundation earned Candid’s Seal of Transparency for making information on our nonprofit readily available to supporters.
Questions about the Foundation or Endowment?
or call (303) 764-3311