What do you do?
We give scholarships to needy kids to attend Camp DCL, so they can spend part of a school break learning and having fun. Our Cuddle Up & Read program helps new parents understand the importance of reading to their babies, and invites them to get new babies their own library cards. We provide scholarships to adults seeking high school or high school equivalency credentials via GED or Career Online High School. We support many other Douglas County Libraries programs and initiatives.
Whom do you serve?
The Douglas County Libraries Foundation serves all Douglas County residents who love books, reading, and learning new things! Much of our work is focused on helping kids of all ages in Douglas County have access to books and fun activities like Storytime, Camp DCL and our annual Summer Reading Program.
What difference do you make?
Our patrons borrowed nearly 3 million children's items in 2017, and we welcomed 130,735 children to Storytime. Storytime is proven to help kids be ready to read when they go to Kindergarten. Three out of every five households in Douglas County have a Douglas County Libraries library card, giving them access to thousands of books and movies, plus fun and educational events that help kids keep learning and growing, even when school isn't in session.
How do donations help?
Donations help the library provide all of these great services and experiences to kids and adults across Douglas County. Our Foundation helps add magical touches to our libraries and fun events like Summer Reading, author visits and Camp DCL. Cash donations are also the key to our support of Early Childhood Literacy activities like Storytime and Cuddle Up & Read.