Learning Resources & Support at DCL

Douglas County kids are heading back to school for another year of learning! Whether you have children just starting kindergarten, moving into middle school, or heading to high school, Douglas County Libraries has a variety of tools and resources to help all students grow and excel academically.

Learning-Centered Tools & Services

  • DCL’s Bark for Books and Reading Buddies programs help budding and struggling readers gain confidence and skills.
  • Live online tutoring from expert tutors and homework help are available for free through Brainfuse, which also offers writing and language labs, test preparation, and a 24/7 question center.
  • Find the right books to match your child’s reading level and foster growth through AR BookFinder and Scholastic’s BookWizard.
  • Tech tutoring can help with technology subjects like basic internet use, tablets, popular software basics, and more.

Research Resources

Students can access a variety of information online from respected newspapers, magazines, journals and educational materials through popular research resources like:

  • Brainfuse – Homework help and tutoring for students of all ages and learning levels.
  • World Almanac for Kids – Grade-appropriate content on a variety of topics.
  • Facts on File – A research portal for a variety of history resources.
  • CultureGrams – Cultural and geographical information.
  • EBSCO – A collection of database resources with access to comprehensive information.
  • American History Online – More than 500 years of American history.
  • Brittanica – Targeted search levels for children and adults.
  • And many more!

Other Resources

  • Private study rooms can be reserved with your library card at our Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker and Roxborough locations.
  • The Recording Studio at our Parker location includes state-of-the-art software and equipment you can use to create videos, musical compositions, animations, and much more for top-notch classroom projects. Reserve the Recording Studio using your library card.
  • The Douglas County History Research Center is a great resource for researching local historical information and events. Visit the DCHRC in person at our Castle Rock location or online.
  • Teens 14 and older can volunteer at DCL to earn community service credit toward graduation requirements. Check out VolunteerConnectDC.org and search on Douglas County Libraries to find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you!

Looking for more? Stop by and ask us! We’ll help you find the materials and resources you need.



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