All library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Services at the Library

Bark for Books

Reading to Dogs Builds Confidence and Self-Esteem

Volunteers and their trained therapy dogs give budding and struggling readers an opportunity to read out loud without the stress of being judged.

Register for a specific appointment time at one of the branches listed below.

Discover Local Artists

Call to Artist Douglas County Libraries supports local art and artists by donating display space to a different artist each month.

Artists wishing to show their work at Douglas County Libraries may submit requests to the staff members listed below. Artists must be 18 years of age or older; artists under the age of 18 may submit their works through their school’s art program.

Artists must submit 5-10 images of their works in one of the following ways: digital photos or a link to an artist’s website via email, or prints or a CD mailed to the desired library location. Art guilds and societies may submit a single group application.

Local Author Showcase Details and Deadlines

Douglas County Libraries is fortunate to be approached by many local authors who would like to share their work with library patrons through presentations and signing events. DCL is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and supports local authors in their efforts.

Bonfils Blood Drives @ Your Library

Douglas County Libraries has formed a “partnership for life” with Bonfils Blood Center and will be holding blood drives throughout the year. Bonfils needs 4,200 blood donations weekly to meet the needs of the community and to be prepared for unexpected events.

Blood Donation is one of the easiest ways to help your community, with each whole blood donation lasting less than an hour and having the potential to help several people.

Reservations are handled through Bonfils. Call 303-363-2300 to book your spot.

Check donation dates through our calendar

Clubs Meeting at Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries hosts a wide variety of clubs for patrons of all ages and interests. Registration is not required.

James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library

Chess Knights Chess Club meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 pm; All ages welcome. Highlands Ranch Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month. For information on meeting location contact Susan McClean, President, at 303-649-1265. Adults welcome.