Archive for 2015


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month
Write what should not be forgotten.”
-Isabel Allende
Fall’s almost here, which means the weather stops being 100 degrees outside and you see the return of your favorite pumpkin-spiced treats (yes, even pumpkin flavored kit kats). While the leaves change to vibrant hues of orange and red, September marks a crucial period that deserves recognition.

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College Applications are the Bane of Every High School Senior’s Career. How to Write a Good One.


Today we’re thrilled to feature Grace Yue as a guest blogger. Grace is one of our Teen Summer Reading Book Review Contest winners—for the second year in a row! This year her winning review tackled Victor Hugo’s classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but both years she delighted us with her wit and insight. As a high school senior, she’s giving us her insider’s knowledge on college applications. At the end, I’ve added some library resources to help all college applicants. We wish Grace luck wherever she decides to go!

– Jami, Readers’ Services Assistant

Welcome to college applications, the bane of every high school senior’s career.

(For parents, this post will hopefully help you understand why we students complain so much about college when we’re not the ones opening our checkbooks to pay for it).

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign Up Month
What do library cards, Amazing Breads and Cakes, and Toy Story 4 have in common?

Library Card Sign-Up Month at DPPL! 

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are on an adventure to promote the value of a library card.

Signing up for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities.

Libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

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