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Become a DPPL Trustee. Deadline to Apply May 12th.

Do you love the library?  Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity in Des Plaines? 

Two  library board trustee positions are coming to an end in June.

One is a three-year full term and one is a two-year replacement-term position. 

We are compiling a list of possible candidates to submit to Mayor Matt Bogusz for consideration to fill those vacant seats. Unlike some other communities where trustees are elected,  DPPL trustee positions are mayoral appointments. If you would like to be considered:

Please send a cover letter and resume/vita  to library board president Dr. Greg Sarlo, at and Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz  by Friday May 12, 2017.

DPPL board members must be residents of incorporated Des Plaines.


Do You Like to Make People Happy?

Did you know the library delivers materials to folks in nursing homes, retirement facilities and rehab centers?

We even deliver to folks in their homes if they are unable to get to the library due to health or disability. Once a month they receive a bag of books, movies, and/or music.

We'll bring anything the library offers, all personally selected for them based on their tastes and preferences. It’s like Christmas comes every month.

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Pint & Click Podcast 27 Now Available!

On the latest episode of the Pint & Click Podcast, Dave and Tony along with two new panelists, Kristyn and Joel, have a wide-ranging discussion about a variety of brand new media. Tony discusses the latest game in The Legend Of Zelda series, Breath Of The Wild (available at DPPL for Nintendo Switch and Wii U); Kristyn talks about Roxane Gay's new collection of short stories Difficult Women; Joel examines News Of The World, the latest novel by Paulette Jiles; and Dave explores the first volume of the rebooted Jughead comic book series, as written by Chip Zdarsky. Finally, the whole panel discusses Logan, the latest (and possibly last) installment of the X-Men film series, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen and Patrick Stewart.

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