The State of Library eBooks

Several years ago, a patron wrote the library with a question about ebook availability.

The email outlined the patron’s dismay at library ebook wait times.

Fueling that dismay was the fact that there were many titles that this patron wanted to read but they weren’t available in the ebook format at all.

We agree!

It was important to receive this email and to begin a dialog with a loyal patron about the ebook marketplace for libraries.

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Miner Recs Episode 61 Now Available!

On this episode, Dave, Jami, Tony and Joel celebrate Halloween by discussing three recent horror films and TV shows: Hereditary, Us and the third season of Stranger Things. Give it a listen in the player below:

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For more information about the podcast and the DPPL staff who make it, visit our podcast page.

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Crafting on the Cheap

I love making things.

Paper Flower bouquets

I made many of these paper flowers using Lia Griffith’s tutorials.

Much of my free time is devoted to crafting: embroidering my mon (Japanese family crest) onto a tea towel, knitting my daughter's Halloween costume, cutting a garden out of paper.

And until the library opens its own Makerspace, I'm making do by turning my family room into my own defacto Makerspace (much to my husband's chagrin).

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The DPPL Catalog is Growing - Again!

Friday October 18th at 9pm through Monday October 21st, online access to accounts and holds placement will not be available.

We expect to restore service by Tuesday October 22nd.

During this time, DPPL and 24 other area libraries in the CCS consortium will welcome the Indian Trails Public Library District to our shared catalog.

For you, this means MORE books, movies, and music will be available for library users.  

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