Our Mission: Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning.
Our Vision: Through engagement, education and entertainment, Douglas County Libraries transforms lives and builds community.
Join Us, Explore with Us, Grow with Us as we build new and innovative libraries that will serve our growing communities for years to come. The changing landscape of books, reading and information, along with growth in our communities, makes now the right time to embark on this exciting multi-year campaign to fund and build three new libraries for our community.
Douglas County Libraries in Parker, Castle Pines and Lone Tree do not currently meet the needs of their communities. None has enough space to offer the full spectrum of library services needed to meet the public demands. We asked our community, and we listened. Demand is high for better and more parking, more meeting spaces for community use, and creative, flexible space to increase the number and diversity of programs the library can offer. And we are responding: Douglas County Libraries will build three new libraries over the course of the next 2-3 years to provide quiet places for contemplation or research, spaces for creating connections, and destinations for exploration, discovery and innovation. We will better serve the Town of Parker, City of Lone Tree and City of Castle Pines with innovative, beautiful and functional spaces, and we need your help.
Here’s how it works…
Douglas County Libraries has been blazing a trail and thriving in Douglas County for decades, due very much to the generous support, patronage and growth of our community. Since 2007, our circulation has increased more than 24% (4.5% annually), from approximately 6.5 million to more than 8 million items annually. Our seven locations serve more than 2 million visitors and 230,000 program participants every year.
Since 2007, library property-tax revenue has grown at an average annual rate of 2.4% and the county’s population has grown at an average annual rate of 1.3%. This growth, along with sound fiscal management and increased efficiencies in operating procedures has allowed the library district to save amounts suitable for reinvestment back into our community. Douglas County Libraries will be the main contributor, dedicating revenues in reserves to help fund the project. Partners such as local municipalities, private donors and other corporate donors will also help support the funding of this project.
Our goal is to raise $250,000 from the community. Libraries in Douglas County are vital to our lives and our community. Join us in preserving this vital asset, and provide a legacy that will enable ALL (children, adults, families) to enjoy its benefits and services for many years to come.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
― Henry Ford
To make a donation, contact our Foundation:
Elaine McCain Amber DeBerry
Donor Relations Community Relations